As a landowner, you need innovative solutions to the many challenges associated with owning estates in the 21st century.
Our experience in rural property, historic estates, farms and all associated land matters means we can identify what matters most to you.
Whether it's capital tax planning, succession, manorial rights, heritage exemption or tenancy law, you can trust our unrivalled experience and expertise. You may need legal advice to buy and sell farms, country estates or rural land. Perhaps you would welcome support with estate management and complex agricultural landlord and tenant issues.
We work with landowners on development deals and act in connection with the sale, purchase and letting of all kinds of rural property and land. We also provide assistance and advice on general asset management, negotiation of minerals leases, resolving Agricultural Holdings Act issues, and act on behalf of landowning charities. Landowners needing to grant options or promotion agreements in respect of land with development potential seek our support. Working together, we will secure the best terms for the current landowner, deal with any subsisting tenancies, and protect the future potential of retained land.
We have many years of experience in assisting estate owners to pass on their land and associated businesses to the next generation in a smooth and tax efficient manner. This often includes planning to improve the availability of inheritance tax reliefs and preparing Wills which achieve their succession planning objectives.
The team acts for a wide range of rural landowners including over 100 significant landed estates, private landowners, major landowning charities, PLCs and other bodies. Corporate clients include: National Trust, Grainger PLC, Church Commissioners, English Heritage, The Society of Merchant Venturers, St Monica Trust, National Farmers Union, The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation PLC and RWE.