The well-tried format of this successful book, first published in 1987, remains the same but the new fourth edition contains a complete revision of its content and is updated to mid-2003. Chapters that incorporate substantial change are those on agri-environmental schemes and employment legislation.
As before, this book provides an overview of land managerial topics for those starting our to work on farms and estates and in land agency. It is also useful for those in allied professions such as accountancy, banking and finance, valuation, law and taxation. Students at college and universities will find the book to be required reading in their course work, and younger members of land or estate agencies will refer to it while preparing for their chartered surveyor examinations.