Our team has extensive knowledge of agricultural land and property, and are able to give detailed, practical advice on a range of subjects, including
We undertake a applications for a wide range of clients throughout Norfolk and Suffolk from smaller farms through to larger Estates. We are fully aware of the scheme rules and requirements and are able to offer clients up to date advice which takes into account farming operations, land occupation arrangements and other schemes such as Stewardship agreements. If you would like us to undertake BPS work for you please contact us well before the application deadline.
With rising levels of development in the area we are increasingly becoming involved in compulsory purchase work against a range of statutory undertakers including
Many farms are now farmed under contracting arrangements and we are able to negotiate and prepare agreements to suit clients particular circumstances. These agreements are put is place for many reasons and we are able to sympathetically work with you and your advisors to ensure that the right agreement is put in place to meet your needs.
We regularly help clients during inspections although our preference is to ensure that well in advance of any inspection that the necessary paperwork is in place.
We undertake transfers of entitlements for landowners, buyers and tenants. We also trade entitlements and normally have various blocks for sale.
We submit applications on behalf of clients for all types of Environmental Stewardship. Our local knowledge enables us to tailor a scheme to your own particular needs whilst still meeting the criteria laid down by Natural England. We also submit annual claims on behalf of scheme holders to ensure that payments are paid correctly.
We are able to prepare NVZ management plans, Risk Assessments and Manure storage calculations in order to comply with BPS Cross Compliance requirements.
In conjunction with our planning team we are able to offer a wide range of advice on planning matters such as:
We collect rent for a number of private individuals, companies and charities who own rural property. As members of the RICS we have a separate client account to hold client funds. Most of our rents are now paid electronically and we are therefore able to ensure monies are paid across to landlords promptly. Our fully electronic management software also ensures that we do not miss those crucial dates for serving rent review notices or other statutory notices.
We undertake sales and lettings of all types of agricultural property, our local knowledge is key to ensuring that we are able to connect buyers and sellers to successfully tie up a purchase or rental agreement. When selling a farm it is essential to have the best advice and we feel that our local knowledge and experience puts us in the best pace to undertake a sale and achieve the best price.
We have an established database of potential buyers and we are fully aware as to who is locally active in an area as well as knowing which parcels may attract interest from further afield.
Our use of internet marketing and social media mean that we have all bases covered when it comes to sales of farmland, buildings and machinery.
We undertake a large amount of work both under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and also Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. We work for both landlords and tenants which enables us to give impartial advice on a range of matters including:
We are also able to negotiate and prepare new Farm Business Tenancies or 1986 Act Agreements
As RICS and CAAV members we undertake a wide range of valuations, as Registered Valuers we regularly carry out formal Rebook Valuations for a range of purposes including family division, partnership dissolution, company accounts or potential sale.