Gervase Topp

Job title: Associate Director

Location: Maud

Tel: 01771 613 717


Professional background: Gervase started at D&R in 2016 and heads up the Maud office. Gervase grew up on a family farm in Lancashire and worked in the oil and gas industry before retraining as a rural surveyor in 2004. Gervase has a BSc Hons in Geology & Petroleum Geology and a Masters with Commendation in Land Economy, both from the University of Aberdeen. Gervase gained MRICS status in 2007 and FAAV status in 2017. He is a member of SAAVA and the former chair of the RICS in Aberdeen & NE Scotland.

Outside of work: A keen surfer and yachtsman, Gervase now spends most of his time cheering on his football mad kids at various tournaments but still finds time for the occasional dip in the North Sea.

Key areas of work:

  • Rural land and property Sales and Development
  • Rural and commercial property valuations
  • Compulsory purchase negotiation and advice
  • Access negotiations with 3rd parties including Network Rail
  • Commercial negotiations for Renewal Projects
  • Farm Business Consultancy including Contract Farming agreements and IACS
  • Wayleave and servitude negotiations

Specialises in the following services:

  • Agricultural & Enviro Consultancy
  • Communication Masts
  • Compulsory Purchase
  • Energy
  • Property Management
  • Sales & Lettings
  • Utility Claims
  • Valuations