James is a leading central London residential valuer known for a having a straight forward personable approach which helps him to achieve consistently good results for his clients.
He began his career as a Land Agent in North Yorkshire with Strutt and Parker in 1993 having previously studied Rural Land Management at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. He qualified as a Chartered Surveyor in 1995 and spent the next five years managing country estates in North Yorkshire and then Oxfordshire, including two years as assistant resident agent at Castle Howard, before moving to London in 2000.
Over the past 15 years James has been involved in all aspects of residential valuation in central London, first with Douglas and Gordon holding the position of Associate Director in their Valuation Department, and then with Knight Frank where he was a Partner in their specialist Leasehold Reform Department which has been involved in many of the leading enfranchisement test cases. In 2009 he established Fanshawe White with Angus Fanshawe, a niche residential valuation practice based in Chelsea specialising in leasehold reform.
James has been a guest speaker at a conference of the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) and a guest lecturer on leasehold valuation issues at the Royal Agricultural College.
He regularly acts for clients in prime central London and greater London to include giving expert evidence at Tribunals and preparing expert witness valuations for litigation purposes.