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FINN’S Town & Country Properties since 1865

Finn’s is a partnership of Chartered Surveyors specialising in agricultural management, residential and lettings estate agency and commercial property services.

We offer professional estate agency and property consultancy services that help our clients make the most of their homes, land and property. We are experts in sales and lettings of town, country and village properties throughout East Kent.

From our offices in Canterbury, Sandwich and St Nicholas at Wade, we offer a unique perspective on agricultural management and commercial property across the county. With more than 150 years of working with clients throughout Kent, we continue to accumulate valuable knowledge and insight into land management, agriculture and development across the country.

Our partners and their teams of Chartered Surveyors and professional estate and letting agents have a wealth of experience in working with clients to build their future prosperity. Our clients include homeowners, agricultural businesses, commercial property owners and tenants, private landlords, housing associations, charities and developers.

The business is founded on two local firms; G W Finn & Sons (Sandwich) acquired Amos & Dawton (Canterbury) in 2011. In 2016, the businesses were rebranded as Finn’s, demonstrating their combined strength and expertise. The logo and colours of the new visual identity reference honeycomb and the team-working resilience and effectiveness of honeybees.

Finns Town & Country Properties

Property for sale in Canterbury, Sandwich, St Nicholas At Wade

Meet The Team

Julian Sampson MSc FRICS FAAV

Julian Sampson

Senior Partner

Julian has been part of Finn’s since 1981. He has a considerable following amongst the agricultural community in Kent and acts for a number of landed estates in traditional management matters. Julian was born and bred in Kent and works out of the Sandwich office, assisted by Judy Rawlings. His expertise includes:

  • Agricultural Tenancy Advice and Lettings
  • Compensation Claims
  • Traditional Estate Management
  • Strategic Estate Planning
  • Development Land and Options
  • Basic Payment Scheme Claims
  • RICS Registered Valuer
  • Stocktaking Valuations
Jim Pace MSc MRICS

Jim Pace


Jim has over 22 years experience in diversified rural property advice, Jim specialises in rural commercial property, telecoms and renewable energy projects. Jim joined Finn’s in 1997 and works out of the St Nicholas at Wade office. His expertise includes:

  • Letting and Management of Rural Commercial Buildings
  • Planning and Development Work
  • Advising on Renewable Energy Projects
  • Diversification of Rural Businesses
  • Advice on Contract Farming Agreements
  • Lease renewals and rent reviews on telecom installations
  • RICS Registered Valuer
Nicholas Rooke BA MSc MRICS

Nicholas Rooke


Nicholas originally came from a residential and farm agency background and now specialises in rural agency matters, planning, valuation and other general practice rural surveying for a range of private clients. Nicholas joined Finn’s in 2005 and works out of the Canterbury and Sandwich offices assisted by Anne Manuel. His expertise includes:

  • Sale and Purchase of Agricultural Property
  • RICS Red Book Valuations
  • Planning – in particular Agricultural Planning Matters
  • RICS Registered Valuer
Mark Chandler BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV

Mark Chandler


Mark joined Finn’s in 2015, having previously worked in Nottinghamshire and more recently North Kent. Mark now advises clients on a wide range of matters; with a particular focus on compulsory acquisition and compensation, planning and renewable energy. Mark grew up on the family farm, situated near to Sandwich and has good knowledge of the local area. Mark now works from both the Sandwich and St Nicholas at Wade offices. He is also an RICS assessor. His expertise includes:

  • Compulsory Purchase and Compensation
  • Planning – specifically Permitted Development
  • Rural Development Grants and Farm Diversification
  • Rural and Commercial Property Management
  • Basic Payment Scheme – including ELS and Higher Tier
  • RICS Registered Valuer
Gary Curtis

Gary Curtis

Sales Manager, Canterbury

Gary Curtis joined Amos & Dawton in 1975. He has been the Sales Manager of the Canterbury Office for over 25 years and became part of Finn’s when Amos & Dawton was acquired by the partnership in 2011. Gary has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the property market in Canterbury and the surrounding villages - there are very few houses in the district that he has not had some involvement with. Gary is assisted by Paul Robertson, Rita Holdcroft, Gill Pritchard, Hazel Robertson, Susie Whitamore & Ginny Syson.

Raphael Mead

Raphael Mead

Lettings Manager, Canterbury

Raphael is the manager of the Canterbury Lettings Department. Currently with a management portfolio of over 200 properties under management, Raphael runs the busy Residential Lettings Department with his particular expertise being the renovation of properties to make them ideal for discerning professional tenants. Raphael is assisted by Leigh-Ann Constantine, Lisa Bamford, Maggie Scott, Sarah Horwood and Stefan Niederman.

Peter Winkworth

Peter Winkworth

Lettings Manager, Sandwich

Peter is the Manager of the Sandwich Residential Lettings Department and runs a team responsible for a management portfolio of over 150 properties. Working out of the Sandwich Office, Peter deals with a wide variety of property from modest farm cottages to substantial farm houses and the beautiful sea front properties of Sandwich Bay. Peter is assisted by Kate Hadlow and Katie Baldwin.

Sarah Parker-Yates

Sarah Parker-Yates

Sarah began working for Amos & Dawton, Canterbury in 1996, has nearly 30 years property experience in both sales and lettings, always priding herself on providing a service to all home movers that clients continue to recommend. Her knowledge of Sandwich & the surrounding villages is immense having always been her home. Now based at Finn’s, Sandwich office she thrives on working with beautiful and diverse houses, and is assisted by Demi Yates.

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