Tom Dixon Bsc, FRICS, IRRV (Hons)

Tom has some 40 years professional experience and has always specialised in rating matters, including a number of appearances before the Lands Tribunal.  After graduation from the College of Estate Management, held appointments at Gerald Eve, Jones Lang La Salle and Strutt & Parker.  Spent 12 years in the Valuation Office Agency which he left as a Principal Valuer to join Landers (prior to its amalgamation with Sallmanns) in 1987.  Appointed Partner in charge of the Rating Department in January 1988 and Managing Director of the restructured valuation practice in May 1991, which merged with Sanderson Weatherall in 2005.

Works extensively at national level, and is a co-ordinator for the rating of car auctions, health and fitness clubs, and public conveniences!  Member of the National Valuation Forum, Valuation Office Professional Bodies Liaison Group, Joint Rating Group, Valuation Tribunal Service Advisory Group.  

Contributed to the Owlion audio cassettes “Rating in the 1990’s” and “The 1995 Rating Revaluation” for the RICS and the College of Estate Management, and has lectured extensively on various aspects of rating.  Advised the governments of Bulgaria and Romania on the possible introduction of local property tax, and is author of “Business Rates – Your Guide”, now in its 4th Edition.  On the Law Society’s List of Approved Expert Witnesses and is an accredited Mediator.

Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. Past President and Council member of the Institute of Revenue Rating and Valuation. Vice President of the Rating Surveyors Association.

Tom is married with three children and lives in St Albans, Herts.  He is “Master of Fireworks” to St Albans Cathedral, and on the committee of the Chartered Surveyors Wine Society.  He spent over thirty years in the Reserve Forces, firstly as a Royal Marine, and latterly in the Royal Artillery Specialist Wing as a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer.