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Rural Property

Our Rural Property Group handles rural property across England and Wales from our London, Oxford and Cambridge offices.  We specialise in country houses, farms, estates, equestrian property, renewables, development land, Natural Capital and environmental projects, and rural commercial property portfolios. 

Rural sector specialists

The team has managed some of the highest value transactions in recent years for country house and sporting estates, commercial farming, and stud farms.  We are proud to be recognised as one of the leading transactional teams in the country, renowned for completing transactions within tight deadlines. Our team has particular expertise in overage and unlocking issues with bank security, both of which can otherwise delay or even derail a transaction. 

Our experience means that, no matter how large or small a matter is, we can quickly identify what really matters to help clients see their plans to fruition - whether expanding a rural business, enhancing a landscape, maximising a financial return from land, or making a home.

BNG and sustainability

Alongside our work advising owners of country houses and heritage property, farms, estates and rural businesses on property, tax and succession planning, we are heavily involved in the industry's evolving conversation around Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) and Natural Capital. We focus on bringing together our clients and contacts to share best practice, and regularly advise those in cluster groups, Landscape Recovery Schemes, or selling BNG credits.

Harnessing the value of PropTech

Our use of PropTech, from mapping tools to AI, allows us to work more quickly and efficiently. We provide access to our mapping platforms to our clients and their agents, showing plans and marking up key issues, enabling our clients to put our reporting into a practical context.

Key Services

  • Sales and purchases, whether asset or share purchases;
  • Mortgages and refinancing;
  • Agricultural, residential, equestrian, and commercial landlord and tenant;
  • Estate management, including easements, covenants, minerals, land registration, rivers and foreshore, habitat schemes, and issues with boundaries, neighbours, occupiers and trespassers;
  • Farming partnerships, contract farming, and share farming arrangements;
  • Natural Capital projects, including farm cluster group structuring and grant arrangements;
  • Heritage property, including inheritance tax planning and charitable grants;
  • Renewables, including solar options and leases;
  • Acquisition structuring for development sites;
  • Sales of development sites, including those with overage.

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