We act for farming families and businesses in relation to all aspects of their agricultural land holdings.
Whether you are an owner-occupier, landlord, tenant, smallholder or contract farmer, we provide a comprehensive agricultural property service tailored to your needs. We have particular expertise in farm acquisitions and disposals (by auction or by private treaty) and in landlord and tenant work.
Buying or selling a farm and/or a farming business is a specialist area and requires not only excellence in conveyancing, but also a thorough understanding of the farming business and the regulatory environment in which it operates.
We can assist you with your farm sale and or purchase; we will fully investigate the property position and carry out due diligence on the farming business itself. We understand that buying or selling a farm requires specialist skills above and beyond simply examining the title deeds for the property and the profit and loss account for the business.
It extends into the regulatory environment and cross compliance regime in which the farming business operates. Tenanted farms also require specialist knowledge and experience. Environmental standards, pollution, cross compliance and greening obligations as well as Stewardship obligations and the transfer of Entitlements all need to be considered when buying or selling a farm and the appropriate safeguards put into the sale contract.
We know that specialist agricultural searches and enquiries are vital when you buy or sell a farm and our team have years of experience in dealing with this process.
We raise specific bespoke agricultural enquiries tailored to each and every transaction and we carry out a number of specialist searches to ensure that all aspects of the farm and the farming business are properly investigated.
We recognise that there is increasing pressure on agricultural land in our region for development and the accommodation of future housing and we regularly advise our clients on how best to harness this demand. We regularly advise on development options and clawback agreements (also known as ‘overage’ agreements) to make sure that our clients who may be selling their agricultural land are able to share in any increase in value in the future, should the land be redeveloped for non-agricultural purposes.
When acting for a purchaser, we scrutinise all clawback provisions to protect and safeguard our clients from the potentially disastrous consequences of poorly negotiated agreements.
How We Can Help
A member of our specialist team will be happy to help.
To discuss Farm Sales / Purchases issues, please either use the contact form on the right, email us at email@example.com or call us today on +44(0)161 941 4000 to speak to a member of our team.