M T Sherratt  MRICS, IRRV, I.Eng, A.M.I.Min.E
Chip's Nest, 38 Parkfield Road
Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4SF
Tel: 01823 353 167
A T Fitzherbert  MRICS, B.Sc.Hons.
Ger-y-Llyn, 1 Berrymead Road
Cyn Coed, Cardiff, CF23 6QA
Tel: 029 20765 221

Profile - M T Sherratt:

    Professionally qualified Chartered Surveyor with over thirty years experience specialising in the minerals, landfill industries and associated industrial properties including Landfill Gas, Peat, Recycling Facilities, Blockworks, Brickworks and Electricity Generation.  Enthusiastic customer conscious approach with a successful track record in advising clients on valuation and technical matters throughout the UK.

Particular Areas of Expertise:

    Rating Valuation

      Negotiation and settlement of rating appeals with the Valuation Office Agency, Scottish Assessors and Specialist Mineral Valuers of the Inland Revenue dealing with wasting assets and other business properties.

      Practised in the analysis of market place evidence and its application to rating and valuation principles, in particluar Rentals, Receipts / Expenditure, Contractors and Comparison Approach.

      Experienced Valuation Tribunal Advocate and Expert with a successful record at Valuation Tribunal Hearings.  Experience of dealing with problematic sites involving coal / contamination, settled by agreement following Lands Tribunal Appeal.

    Planning Revocation, Compulsory Purchase and Mining Code

      Advice and negotiation service in respect of mineral bearing land and with landfill potential

      Appointed Mineral Expert for the Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
      Appointed Mineral Expert for Thames Water Heathrow Terminal 5.


      Valuations for Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax purposes.  Can operate along with other professionals e.g. Lawyers and Accountants.


      For sale, lease or acquisition of minerals, landfill and associated properties.

      Appointed Expert Witness for High Court Case, Lands Tribunal case.

    Mining Subsidence

      Advice on mining related problems and their impact on surface and near surface structures, services and land.

      Will act on behalf of owners, operators and occupiers and for alleged damage and losses resulting from mining subsidence.


    M T S Consultancy

      UK wide consultancy specialising in rating, minerals and landfill properties and associated matters.

    Valuation Office Agency

      Speicalist Mineral Valuers of the Valuation Office Agency.

      Responsible for rating, tax and compensation valuations throughout southern England.

      Valuation advice to statutory bodies and Local Authorities.

      Advice on mining related matters to Local Authorities throughout the south west of England.

    British Coal

      Responsible for technical and administration of subsidence claims against British Coal throughout the midlands and north of England

      Industrial and technical training as a mining surveyor.

Professional Qualifications and Professional Involvement:

    Mines and Quarries Mining Surveyor - Statutory Qualified Mine Surveyor
    Chartered Surveyor
    Incorporated Surveyor
    Incorporated Engineer
    Institute of Rating and Revenue Valuers
    Associate Member of the Istitution of Mining Engineers
    Law Society Register of Expert Witnesses Member
    External Examiner to Camborne School of Mines
    Board Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - Minerals and Waste Faculty