NICK Scholefield MRICS has joined C&D Rural, where he undertakes all aspects of Valuations, Landlord and Tenant Matters, Compensation Claims, Sales and Lettings, Farm Subsidy Schemes, Farm Building Design and RICS Home Buyer Reports.

Nick has worked in Cumbria and Southern Scotland for more than 30 years and has extensive experience and knowledge in many different sectors.

He comes from a North Yorkshire farming background and began his professional working life with ADAS in Carlisle and Penrith.

For five years, Nick ran his own practice and gained an excellent reputation for honest, straightforward advice.

He was well known for giving independent farm building design advice and successfully designed several new dairy and beef farms. Farm and land sales were an integral part of his business at that time.

Nick moved from private practice to become the Estate Manager for a major industrial business with a large farm. This was an extremely varied role which Nick undertook for around 14 years.

Latterly, a twist of fate saw Nick moving into residential surveying for the last three years, which was a departure from his rural heritage but, nevertheless, broadened his skill set.


C&D Rural have been providing Land and Estate Agency, Valuation and Surveying services in Cumbria, Dumfries & Galloway, the Scottish Borders and beyond since 1988.

The department was in offices in Longtown but moved into a new purpose built, high profile, office neighbouring the auction mart premises at Townfoot, Longtown in 2016.

Over recent years the business has continued to expand, particularly in the sale and valuation of farms and country property in Cumbria and the South of Scotland, as well as advising rural owners and farmers on a broad range of property issues. In 2001 Thomson Roddick & Laurie merged with C&D Rural, further strengthening the business.

They are ideally positioned on the Scotland/England Border, with the knowledge and understanding of both legal and governance structures to offer a comprehensive commercial and rural property consultancy servic