Every business needs to review its policy from time to time. A review provides the springboard for developing medium and long term management, business and ownership strategies. We focus on making assets perform and add value at all levels.
Taxes in all forms have an increasingly significant effect on businesses and private property ownership. We advise on strategy to help mitigate against liability for tax with a particular expertise in inheritance tax including Business Property Relief (BPR) and Agricultural Property Relief (APR) as well as Private Residence Relief (PRR) for Capital Gains Tax.
Well managed or let sporting rights are a valuable asset on any farm or estate. We advise on the management and development of both in-hand and let shooting, fishing and stalking rights. We are actively involved with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust.
Public access and Rights of Way can cause issues for landowners. We advise on the management of existing routes, submission of Statutory Declarations/Deposits and can represent clients for Modification Orders, new routes and Village Green claims.
We have a number of noted experts on a broad range of subjects. All are members of the appropriate professional bodies and maintain a high degree of training and professional development, both in their subject and in the requirement of an Expert Witness.
Securing planning consent for large scale projects can be expensive and risky. Introducing a development partner to fund the project can be a solution. We advise clients throughout from conception of the scheme to eventual sale of the land. We are experienced in negotiating the terms of Joint Ventures, Option Agreements and Promotion Agreements. Ensuring that landowners are adequately protected and remunerated requires careful drafting and extensive experience.
A thorough understanding of agricultural property legislation is essential to sound estate management. This expert knowledge allows innovative management at a time when the traditional principles of farming are under great strain.