Buying or selling rural land is usually much more than simply that. Often it also involves the purchase or sale of a business or part of one. What about stock and crops; agricultural support payments and similar; planning and employment issues? Should the purchase be by an individual or a partnership or company?
The answers to these questions can have long term tax and other consequences for the buyer and his or her family, you must get it right first time. You should seek legal advice from specialists with agricultural and rural experience.
Not only can we carry out the technical business of organising the legal transfer of ownership on the terms you (or your agent) will have negotiated, but we can – maybe with your accountant and land agent – ask and then deal with the “what if?” and “how should it be structured?” questions.
Certainly in relation to tax you don’t often get a second chance if you get it wrong first time. Working with our tax and succession planners we can often suggest structural arrangements which produce the best solution for now and for the future.
Perfection is difficult if not impossible to achieve but with our experience and comprehensive support produced by many individuals from teams with wide ranging but complimentary specialisms we are confident that we can provide a high level of technical support presented in a thoroughly professional and coherent way.
Together we are experienced, technically proficient, widely skilled and approachable. We want to see you again (and again) and to meet all your legal needs now and in the future. We want to work with you rather than just for you in achieving your goals.