About us

 

Oakwood Valuations Surveyors is a specialist firm of chartered surveyors providing property valuations and expert advice. The firm was established by Graham Bowcock, a Registered Valuer with more than thirty years’ experience of property advice, predominantly in the rural sector.

Oakwood Valuation Surveyors values all types of property across the north west of England and North Wales and for all purposes, including secured lending, taxation (Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax, for example), family re-arrangements, disputes and Charities Act reports. The firm’s background is in the rural property and agricultural sectors. 

Oakwood prides itself on prompt agreed report turnaround times.

Oakwood also provides reports as Expert Witness, usually instructed through solicitors, suitable for production in Court or Tribunal.  Often these relate to matters connected to farm businesses and farm property.

Additionally the firm provides advice to landowners and farmers in respect of development schemes. We can introduce land promoters and house builders willing to enter planning agreements.

Oakwood Valuation Surveyors is Regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and is a Member of The Property Ombudsman Scheme.

Our Services

Meet The team

Graham Bowcock MRICS MRAC

Director

Graham Bowcock is a Shropshire farmer’s son (but points out he was born in Chester) who studied Rural Estate Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He returned to Cheshire to work for in land agency before spending three years with Co-operative Group, advising on their extensive rural estate and farming portfolio across the UK. He subsequently established A G Bowcock and Co in 1992 and after various mergers became part of surveyors Berrys in 2001, retiring from the Partnership in 2018. He has now created Oakwood Valuation Surveyors to specialise in valuations and associated professional work in the north West and North Wales. Graham has significant property experience and has undertaken hundreds of property valuations in his career. His clients include private individuals, family enterprises and household name organisations.

Lydia Sirovica

Office Manager and Researcher

Lydia Sirovica is a graduate of The University Of Birmingham and is now the Office Manager for Oakwood Valuations. Lydia assists in preparing valuation reports with a high degree of accuracy; she completes initial research, finds evidence and often attends site inspections. Lydia is developing a sound marketing plan for Oakwood, one which involves her over-seeing all social media platforms, whilst identifying potential clients and making initial contact; this work, once implemented, will contribute to the growth of Oakwood. Lydia organises all events and seminars, keeping in touch with existing clients; she ensures the Oakwood Team are always thoroughly prepared. Although Lydia comes from an artistic background she has discovered, through her varied role, a great interest in the Property Industry, and hopes to grow and develop with Oakwood. She's not afraid to get her wellies on and get out onto farms to assist in valuation inspections.