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

Graduate Surveyor

Lydia Sirovica graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2018 with a Drama and Theatre Arts degree. After joining Oakwood in 2019 and initially assisting with the development of the newly formed business, Lydia discovered, having dipped her toes into property surveying, a great interest in the industry. Lydia thrives when faced with a challenge and 2020 presented just that, however this did not discourage her from getting involved with the professional work, assisting with site inspections and report writing. Lydia is now recognised as a graduate surveyor with a pathway for professional training and is eager to grow both personally and professionally with the business.