Rural Services

Sales

We are experienced in the marketing of a wide variety of rural property throughout the North West.

We sell farms, smallholdings, farmhouses, cottages, barns for conversion and converted barns, equestrian property, farmland, individual paddocks and development land.

We advise on the most appropriate method of sale of the property:- auction, private treaty, formal or informal tender.
 

Lettings and Management

We advise on the letting of rural property and undertake lettings on assured shorthold tenancies, farm business tenancies, grazing agreements, contracting agreements and licences.  We advise on Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies, including succession and Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 lettings.
We manage rural estates, single farms, bare land and rural dwellings and tailor our service to suit clients’ needs.

We can provide a full management service including rent collection, rent reviews and regular supervision etc. or rent collection only in accordance with RICS regulations.

Valuations
 
We undertake valuations in accordance with RICS guidance and provide advice relating to valuation issues for a variety of purposes including:

Taxation
Probate
Mortgage
Sale
Purchase
Letting/Rent Review
Insurance
Compulsory Purchase
Stocktaking
End of tenancy claims
Easements and Wayleaves
Expert Witness
Telecommunications leases
Planning and Development

We have extensive experience in advising land and property owners on a wide range of planning and development matters.

We can identify development potential and advise on the best means of promoting it.

We negotiate with developers on behalf of landowners terms for development options and conditional contracts and liaise thereafter with developers in ensuring that clients’ interests are safeguarded.  We negotiate the price payable with developers following the grant of planning permission.

We submit planning applications on behalf of landowners and negotiate with local and unitary development authorities in relation to a wide variety of property for many alternative uses.

We advise upon and apply for Certificates of Lawfulness of Existing Use or Development.

We submit appeals against the refusal of planning applications and enforcement notices and appear at public inquiries as expert witnesses and advocates.

Agricultural Law and Practice
 
We have extensive experience in and knowledge of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (farm business tenancy law) and related Statutory Instruments, case law and agricultural subsidies including the EEC regulations relating to Entitlements to the Single Payment Scheme.

We advise on town and country planning matters relating to agricultural holdings.
Two of our partners are on the panel of agricultural arbitrators.
We present cases and act as expert witnesses at arbitration and Tribunal hearings.

Finance                      AMC PLC           

We are agents for the Agricultural Mortgage Corporationand as such submit applications for loans on behalf of existing and prospective customers of the AMC and value agricultural property for the AMC for secured lending purposes.

You can make contact with a specialist agricultural valuer through any of our branch offices.