John Gowland (Belfast)

John Gowland
Associate Director – Rating

Call: +44 (0)28 9091 8200


  • Post Graduate Diploma in Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) PG Dip Surveying MRICS IRRV (Hons)

John joined Dunlop Heywood in 2014 as Senior Surveyor after having worked in the private sector in England and Wales.

Previously John worked in the Land and Property Services (LPS) in Northern Ireland as a specialist rating surveyor acting on behalf of the Commission of Valuation.

As a specialist rating surveyor John has obtained an understanding of rating principles across Northern Ireland, England and Wales and he is currently representing a wide variety of blue chip companies throughout the UK.  In this role he has acted on behalf of:

  • City of Derry Airport
  • Belfast International Airport
  • Belfast City Airport
  • Peel Ports Belfast (Peel Ports Group Ltd)
  • Speedy Hire Plc
  • IRFU Ulster Branch (Ulster Rugby)
  • Northern Ireland Advanced Composites and Engineering (NIACE) Centre
  • Short Brothers Plc (Bombardier)

In his role as Valuation Officer he was responsible for providing an advisory service to Local Authority Councils and Government Departments on a range of issues including:

  • Non-domestic rating
  • RICS Red Book valuations
  • Acquisition and disposal of government assets
  • Compulsory Purchase and Wayleave Compensation
  • Rent Reviews and appraisals
  • Capital Gains Tax & Inheritance Tax valuations for national taxation