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Land & Estate Management

Hewitsons' agricultural and rural business solicitors deliver specialist advice in land and Estate management, and act as a gateway to the other associated services of the firm. Our clients are private individuals Trusts or institutions managing agricultural and  rural businesses or holding farmland as an investment. The client’s enterprise may be constituted as a partnership of family members, a company or group of companies, or a sole trader.

Specific specialist expertise within the team includes advice on:
• The sale and purchase of farms, farmland and other rural property
• Dealings with all types of tenancies – agricultural, residential and business leases
• The grant of options and promotion agreements relating to residential and commercial development
• Diversification projects where farmers are seeking additional income from new projects
• Renewable energy projects, including AD, solar, wood chip and wind
• Basic payment scheme and agri-environment schemes
• Regulatory matters, particularly for intensive livestock
• Mineral leases
• Sporting rights

We draw on the expertise of colleagues to advise on tax and estate planning, trusts, planning, environmental and regulatory matters, and a range of other commercial and property law issues relevant in the rural context.



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