When it comes to agricultural property law, it’s important to work with a firm that understands the unique challenges and opportunities that can arise. Whether you’re buying or selling land, Thursfields’ team of specialist rural property solicitors have the expertise to guide you and tailor an approach that works for you.

Our Agricultural Property Law Services

Buying and selling land can be a complex process that requires a multidisciplinary approach. Our rural property solicitors specialise in the following areas:

  • Buying and Selling Land (including Overage Provisions)
  • Buying and Selling Farms
  • Buying and Selling Land for Development (Option / Promotion Agreements)
  • Establishing Ownership and Registration of Assets at Land Registry
  • Land Management and Agricultural Occupation Advice (including Farm Business Tenancies, Licences, Easements)

Thursfields’ rural property solicitors excel at devising an approach that can simplify your situation and realise your goals.

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Reliable Advice From Agricultural Land Solicitors

Agricultural property law covers a broad cross-section of legal disciplines. Each transaction has the potential to uncover numerous challenges, from issues surrounding right of way, to tenancy agreements, and how best to house livestock. Therefore, if you’re contemplating buying or selling land, it’s important to enlist agricultural land solicitors who can highlight potential difficulties, uncover opportunities, and ensure that appropriate guidance is available throughout the duration of your undertaking.

Thursfields’ rural property lawyers understand that such transactions will often need to be completed quickly and effectively, so we’ll invest the necessary time to understand your goals before taking decisive action — to guarantee the best possible outcome for you. We are perfectly placed to advise upon all facets of land management and, as a full-service law firm, can rely upon the expertise of a broad range of experienced legal specialisms.

Our solicitors excel at simplifying even the most complex circumstances, offering clarity and  insights to give you all the information you need in order to make an informed decision that works for you.

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Agricultural Land Solicitors

If you require advice about buying or selling land from trusted rural property lawyers, our team can help you today.

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Tony Gibb

Director & Head of Commercial Real Estate

The head of Thursfields’ commercial real estate team, Tony represents the interests of a wide range of clients. He specialises in areas such as the purchase, sale, and letting of commercial property, as well as refinancing options such as bridging loans and promotion agreements for strategic land.

A pragmatic and forward-thinking solicitor, Tony always approaches his work with a commercially-focused attitude that clients find invaluable. 

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Emma Hughes

Associate Director, Commercial Real Estate

Emma acts for individuals and companies selling, purchasing, leasing or re-financing commercial premises (including bridging loan finance). Emma also advises on the sale/acquisition of agricultural and strategic development land (transactions involving overage, conditional contracts and option/promotion agreements).

Professional and commercial in her approach, clients find her straight-talking and friendly manner refreshing. Her clients describe her as “efficient and thorough, with a genuine interest and understanding of our objectives, she exceeds expectations, and I would recommend Emma without hesitation” Hugo Lyons.


Do you want to know more about our agricultural property law services? Get in touch with a member of the Thursfields team today.

Comprehensive Services From Skilled

Rural Property Solicitors

When it comes to buying and selling farmland, transactions often need to be completed within strict timeframes. No two deals are ever the same so, depending on your circumstances, you might benefit from a highly-skilled and adaptable approach, with advice that can encompass rural properties, landed estates, and a broad range of commercial interests. Thursfields’ rural property lawyers offer decisive, often innovative, solutions in order to work towards the best possible outcome for your objectives.

Our extensive list of services includes dealing with strategic development of land, trading businesses or family homes, agricultural land management, and occupation advice. This includes, but is by no means limited to, farm business tenancies, occupation under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, and share farming agreements.

Thursfields’ agricultural land solicitors work closely with agents to ensure that we have a detailed understanding of the challenges our clients can face within the farming industry. This ensures that we can tailor a strategy to suit your needs while offering trustworthy advice during negotiations.

A Full Suite of Agricultural Legal Services

In addition to providing support from rural property solicitors, Thursfields also assists with a wide range of matters across the agricultural sector.

Rural Business Support

From human resource management and negotiating supply agreements to commercial disputes and structuring your company, we can assist with all aspects of operating an agricultural business.

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Whether you’re looking to protect your farming business or ensure you receive your fair share of the financial settlement, our experienced team has the skills needed to help you reach your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

Buying rural property requires consideration of many important factors. Firstly, you’ll need to clarify access permissions to the property. Additionally, it’s necessary to understand local regulations regarding drainage, water supply, boundaries, public rights of way, sporting rights, whether proposed development could be impeded by environmental concerns, and matters of convenience such as local schools and shops.

With so much to consider when purchasing farmland, it’s essential to speak to experienced rural property lawyers. They can guide you through the entire process and ensure everything is taken care of — potentially saving you a great deal of time and money.

One of the keys to selling farmland is making a good first impression. You should first carry out essential maintenance, such as weeding and fencing, before presenting records of crops, yields, and livestock rates. Finally, transparency counts, so if there are issues regarding rights of way, water supply, etc., it’s important to be open and up front about them.

Navigating through agricultural property law can seem daunting, which is why you should always seek reliable legal advice at your earliest opportunity. Having a specialist law firm at your disposal means you can be confident you are in safe hands.

To secure a rural property from trespassers it’s worth considering a few options. Firstly, use ‘No Trespassing’ signs and erect barriers on the perimeter to show where land is private. Secondly, set up security cameras and look to develop closer ties with neighbours to help form a vigilant and collaborative local community. 

If you already have trespassers on your land this will most likely be considered a civil matter, meaning the police may prefer not to get involved. It’s recommended that you attempt to deal with any trespassers in a calm and civil way before considering legal action. If the trespassers refuse to move on, you should consider speaking to specialist rural property solicitors in order to obtain a Possession Order, which can result in them being forcibly removed from your property by bailiffs.

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Whether you’re buying or selling farmland, our rural property lawyers are ready to help you today.