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Agricultural Property

Wansbroughs’ Commercial Property team provides specialist advise on all aspects of agricultural law tailored to suit clients’ particular requirements whether they be individuals, farming partnerships or corporations.

You can ask for our help on any matter including:

  • Acquisitions & disposals;
  • Tenancies;
  • Development;
  • Agreements and Licences;
  • Rights of way;
  • Drainage;
  • Boundaries;
  • Agreements and Licences;
  • Registration of your land; and
  • Adverse possession.

We can help you to review the way in which agricultural land, farm buildings, farmhouses and cottages are owned or let. These assets may be eligible for valuable tax reliefs (such as Agricultural Property Relief or Business Property Relief from Inheritance Tax). These reliefs are subject to strict conditions and, in recent years, claims for relief have come under increased scrutiny from the Revenue. This, together with huge increase in land values, makes the need for timely review and good advice even more essential. We can help with this.

We can advise you on the availability of tax reliefs and changes to the structure of your business, or the ownership of farmland and other assets, which may boost tax reliefs available and reduce or eliminate your liability to tax.

Some of our specialisms include:

  • Advising upon succession rights and implications of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies (AHA tenancies) and the inheritance tax issues involved;
  • Preparing transfers of farm cottages to the children of landowners as part of their long term tax planning strategy; and
  • Considering existing tenancy and leasehold arrangements in a mixed farming business and implementing an appropriate strategy to minimise the potential inheritance tax liability.

Who should I speak to?

Neil Patterson

Neil Patterson

Partner & Team Leader
Farming & Agriculture Services

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