Land and Rural
As a preeminent and long-standing advisor to the rural sector, we understand the pressures and opportunities present in the sector and can support you in managing their implications. Our advice covers all aspects of purchase and sales, leases, estate management, crofting, sportings, renewable energy and environmental considerations. In addition, we can assist with land registration matters and have developed particular expertise supporting rural businesses realise their ambitions.
Purchase and sales
We can assist you in the purchase, sale and leasing of all types of rural properties including sporting estates, farms, forestry and country houses. We will work with you to ensure the transaction is structured to meet your business and/or personal needs to account for any tax mitigation and future succession planning. We are able to draw on the considerable expertise across the firm including our corporate, employment, private client and tax teams to provide you with a comprehensive and consistently high quality service.
Agricultural leases and crofting
Legislation surrounding both agricultural holdings and crofting has become some of the most complex areas of rural law in recent years. Whether you’re a landlord or a tenant, we can provide expert advice on your rights and obligations and well as offering support with future plans.
Our expertise includes:
- Fixed duration tenancies
- Right to Buy
- Rent Review
- Resolving Disputes
- Secure tenancies
- Transmission (lease assignation)
We regularly advise landowners and tenants on a range of diversification projects and offer comprehensive advice on related planning, funding and tax matters.
We are at the forefront on the evolving carbon sequestration market and are already advising landowners and investors on the commercial opportunities in this area.
We can advise on:
- Carbon capture
- Farm contracts
- Renewable energy
News and insights
The latest episode of OnFARM on supporting women in agriculture, with Anna Davies, Gillespie Macandrew’s Lois Newton, Amy Geddes, and Aylett Roan.
Legal Director Fiona Scott provides an update on support available to rural businesses.
Our Rural sector team is one of the most highly regarded in the country and includes a number of agricultural law specialists. Please get in touch with one of our team to find out how we can help you.All team
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