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This article was published on November 24th, 2021
Purchasing or selling agricultural land can often be a complex and challenging process. There can be issues regarding legislation, planning permission, unregistered land and establishing boundaries, which is why using agricultural conveyancing solicitors is important with this type of transaction. A specialist solicitor can offer professional advice and ensure that you have a good understanding of any environmental risks and legal factors that could affect your purchase.
It is important to choose a solicitor that specialises in agricultural conveyancing because rural commercial property and farmland need particular attention. The buying and selling of agricultural land and farms come with a plethora of legal and regulatory considerations. A solicitor that specialises in agricultural conveyancing will have an in-depth understanding of the challenges and issues that those in the agricultural and farming sector face.
Here at Thorneycroft, we have a team of experienced agricultural conveyancing solicitors that have worked alongside farmers and agricultural agents for many years. Our team offer a conveyancing service that is both thorough and efficient, enabling those within the farming and agricultural sector to have peace of mind that their transaction is in the best possible hands. Our specialist team understand the complexity of buying and selling agricultural land and will work hard to ensure that any potential pitfalls are avoided.
As well as this, our agricultural conveyancing solicitors work hard to keep up to date with agricultural legislative developments.
Our agricultural conveyancing solicitors can assist you in buying and selling agricultural land and buying and selling a farm and farmland.
Buying and selling agricultural land can be complicated and raise a number of issues. Our team of agricultural conveyancing solicitors will offer you professional advice on the factors that you should consider before buying agricultural land including if the agricultural land title is registered or unregistered, access to the land, clear boundaries, usages of the land if there are any leases or tenancies and if there are any restrictive covenants. If you decide you want to go ahead with the purchase our solicitors will offer guidance surrounding methods of purchase and submitting searches to check the land and surrounding areas. They will also raise any concerns to the sellers’ solicitors relating to the land and assist you with the legal paperwork that is involved.
Like agricultural land, buying and selling farms and farmland differs significantly from residential ownership. Various considerations should be taken into account before purchasing a farm.
You will need to ensure that you have a comprehensive understanding of how the land is possessed before you buy it. Most of the time the land is bought and sold as a stand-alone asset, however, if the land is owned as part of a business, it may be more complex due to diligence and liability issues. Our team of agricultural conveyancing solicitors are on hand to ensure that you understand the nature of the farm transaction.
There are several methods of purchase with respect to farmland, including private treaties, auctions and formal tenders. Whilst auction used to be a popular method of purchase the steep increase in the cost of farms and agricultural land means it is now considered to be a risky buying method meaning it is extremely important to consult a member of our conveyancing team before you purchase farmland.
If you choose to move forward and make an offer on farmland, you will need your conveyancing solicitor to identify any problems associated with the land before you sign any legal documents.
A member of our team will then decide which pre-contract enquiries are most appropriate in your transaction.
Above are just some of the reasons that the use of an agricultural conveyancing solicitor when buying or selling agricultural land or farms is so important. The purchase of this type of land can not only be complicated but any mistakes made can be costly. It is therefore vital you seek the assistance of an experienced farm property specialist that can ensure your conveyancing needs are met and that no stone is left unturned during the course of your transaction.
To speak to a member of our agricultural conveyancing team, call us on 0330 058 0118 or fill out our simple enquiry form.