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Landed Estates

Hewitsons has a substantial landed estates practice and we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing outstanding service to families and businesses over many generations. We understand that for the modern landed estate, whilst agriculture and property is at its core, there is so much more.

Diversification is the norm, both to generate alternative income streams and to make the most of the Estate's asset. This means we provide the Estate with the full range of business services adapted to meet the Estate's needs.

Specific specialist expertise can provide includes:

  • Grant, termination and dealings with all types of tenancies – agricultural, residential and business leases
  • Sales for non-agricultural use particularly the grant of options, promotion or hybrid agreements and sales to developers
  • The sale and purchase of cottages, farms and farmland
  • Commercial property and construction
  • Renewable energy and other diversification projects
  • Basic payments, Countryside stewardship and quotas
  • Mineral leased and sporting rights
  • Planning and Environment
  • Wills, Trusts, succession and capital tax planning
  • The set up and management of Charities
  • Business structures including companies and partnerships
  • Employment and Health and Safety
  • Litigation and dispute resolution
  • Intellectual Property and brand protection

Agriculture and Estates runs deeply through Hewitsons meaning that all our lawyers understand the challenges that modern estate will face. However each Estate is different and so you will have a dedicated partner who will take the time to get to know your Estate and ensure you receive the right advice; clearly, promptly and adapted to the Estate's needs.    

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