Agriculture | Commercial Real Estate - Case Study

Thursfields’ Agricultural Team successfully concludes another farm sale

Thursfields has recently acted on the sale of a large, tenanted farm and completed the sale having overcome various challenges.

The sale involved: ensuring vacant possession of two farm cottages was obtained, both with residential tenancies; resolving a neighbour’s claim over a part of the farmland that arose after the sale had commenced; and collating evidence to disprove a claim relating to an adopted highway adjacent to the farm, so as to ensure the buyer’s plans for the farm would not face immediate planning obstacles.

The transaction was managed by the firm’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Team. Commercial Real Estate Director, Tony Gibb, was supported by Emma Hughes an Associate Director in Thursfields Real Estate Team, and assisted by Property Litigation Director, Jon Clifford, who dealt with the residential tenancies.

Tony Gibb comments: “This was a challenging but equally exciting transaction to be involved with, due to the number of legal issues that cropped up. These required swift and commercial advice to help resolve in order to keep the momentum of the transaction going.

We were able to exchange contracts conditionally upon supplying vacant possession, negotiate a deal with the neighbour to reach an amicable conclusion, and draft a statement regarding the driveway thereby securing completion within the timeframe required for both our clients and the purchasers.”

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‘’Tony Gibb came highly recommended by Halls Estate agents after a purchaser was found. From the very beginning of the process to the exchange of contracts and then completion Tony’s expertise was evident. His communication and availability in all aspects was reassuring, in what was a complicated probate sale, I felt confident I was in experienced, professional hands. Thank you for your excellent work.’’

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