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Estates and Agricultural Law

Over many years of acting for owners of large areas of land, whether farms or landed estates, we at Preston Redman have developed the specialist knowledge and expertise to deal with the particular problems of such clients.

The problems with which such clients need help are often multifaceted and complex, requiring co-ordination with other professionals and specialists. Modern estates and farms are not just pretty areas of countryside they are often sophisticated businesses.

Our services include:

  • agricultural Holdings Act tenancies and Farm Business tenancies
  • strict settlements under the Settled Land Act 1925
  • inheritance tax planning including chattels schemes, heritage property and conditional exemption
  • trust re-organisation and management
  • adverse possession claims
  • public and private rights of way
  • planning
  • the effects of diversification away from agriculture
  • environmental prosecutions
  • minerals
  • wind farms, solar energy and other alternative energy generation
  • listed buildings
  • employment issues
  • charities
  • joint ventures and contract farming arrangements