If you are looking to buy or sell agricultural land or land for development, then we have a wealth of experience acting for both landowners and developers – always ready to work closely with other professional advisors such as land agents and accountants.
Farmland has its own quirks to be considered – for example Single Farm Payments, tenant rights, holdover etc, and it’s important they are considered and properly dealt with. You may be looking to grant a Farm Business Tenancy. Or if you’re diversifying, then it might be a commercial lease of former agricultural buildings, or maybe a lease to a telecoms company for a phone mast. You may be granting rights over your land to neighbours for access or services. We can help with all of that.
You may be a landowner or developer looking at more complex land deals such as option or promotion agreements – if so, we can do that too, and with offices across Northamptonshire and Leicestershire in Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Higham Ferrers, Wellingborough and Leicester we can meet you at a location convenient to you.
Development can include planning agreements with local authorities and others.
Funding land acquisition can involve working with your lenders and satisfying their requirements with regard to charges over your land.
A great deal of farmland is still not registered at the Land Registry – we encourage our clients to consider application for voluntary registration to protect their interests and make things easier in the future if you do wish to sell or charge for the land. It also makes things easier for your family in the future if anything happens to you, or your circumstances change.