2nd Year Running of CAAV Excellence for our Durham Office

26th April 2019

 

We are proud to announce that Robert Jauneika, Chartered Surveyor at our Durham office, has achieved the Alistair Turnbull Prize for the highest-placed candidate in the 2018 CAAV entrance examinations for the Northumbria and Cumbria Branch. The Northumbria & Cumbria Branch extends to Northumberland, County Durham, and Cumbria. On achieving the highest score, Robert follows in the footsteps of his colleague, Tim Sedgewick, also a Chartered Surveyor at our Durham office who was the recipient of this elite prize the previous year.

The CAAV (Central Association of Agricultural Valuers) is a unique national organisation that represents agricultural valuers and is a leader in briefing members on rural issues. To become a Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (FAAV), Robert undertook a rigorous two-day examination (the benchmark of performance for Agricultural Valuers), involving practical, written and oral tests. This test ensures members are in the best position to advise clients on current developments, covering a wide range of agricultural and rural valuation & property scenarios that professionals are likely to face in practice. The required pass mark for the exam is 65% – Robert achieved almost 75% overall.

Since the Alistair Turnbull Prize was first presented in 1996, it has been won by 10 members of staff employed by H&H Land and Property, six of whom still work for the firm. This is the highest achievement of any firm across the north.

 

Thrilled to both pass and receive his reward for achieving the status of top candidate, Robert, who is also a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS), said: “I was delighted to learn that I had successfully passed the CAAV examinations, so to discover that I had received the highest mark in the region was the icing on the cake! Securing fellowship of the CAAV, and therefore the ability to include the letters FAAV after my name, represents the highest standards in the industry, and I am incredibly proud to include these letters after my name from now on. This achievement is a mark of excellence on top of the work that I already do, and I am honoured to receive this prestigious award.”

The consecutive awards to H&H Land and Property employees highlight the specialist knowledge of the company and its broad range of experience. The strong reputation and professional competency of its high-flying team-members exemplifies H&H Land and Property’s unique approach to services.

Giving further background and commenting on this success, David Quayle, Director and Chartered Surveyor for H&H Land and Property, said:

“As a company, we are committed to encouraging and supporting ongoing professional development for both the benefit of each individual member of staff and for our highly valued clients. The CAAV exams are hugely challenging, so we were delighted to learn that Robert had not only passed his exams but that he had won the Alistair Turnbull prize this year and that the trophy will stay within our offices here in Durham. I believe that this major achievement is also reassurance for clients, in that by choosing to work with H&H Land and Property, they know that they will be employing some of the most highly knowledgeable rural property professionals in the region. The reputation of the company is only enhanced by such hard-earned achievement. We always seek to give our utmost support to the new recruits in their examination endeavours and look forward to hopefully future similar successes.”

 

Built up over many years, H&H Land and Property has very strong foundations. They have an excellent reputation for professional work, and with the ever-increasing complexity of land management issues, there are more and more businesses in need of professional advice. To meet this demand, their offices in Durham, Kendal, Carlisle and Newtown St Boswells offer a range of services such as valuations for all purposes, compensation claims, landlord and tenant work, Basic Payment Scheme, environmental stewardship and farm and estate management.

 

Robert Jauneika MRICS FAAV can be contacted at the Durham Office of H&H Land and Property on 0191 3708530.