Land & Rural Estates.

Agricultural Land, Landed Estate & Rural Estates Solicitors.

As specialist Agricultural Land Solicitors, we realise one of your most invaluable assets is your farmland.

Receiving the best advice on agricultural law is crucial and if you need expert advice and advocacy regarding farmland disputes, farmland acquisition or farmland conveyancing then you should talk to our specialist Agricultural Land Solicitors today.

You may be looking to apply for a ‘change of use’ to your farmland to either a residential or renewable energy project, or you may have been approached for a change of use by a developer or a telecoms company. Either way, getting the best advice from an Agricultural Land Solicitor will be crucial in helping you to maximise the full potential and value of your land.

Of course, you may be purchasing agricultural land, if so, you’ll be glad to know we’ve guided many clients through the farmland conveyancing process smoothly.

Call our Land Solicitors today to discuss your plans.

Our Agricultural Land Estate Expertise

The agriculture law team here at Lanyon Bowdler has years of experience in dealing with a wide variety of legal issues including farmland disputes, selling farmland and change of use of agricultural land. Indeed, many of the team are from a farming background themselves, so we understand how the industry works.

We offer a full range of agricultural land legal services for rural landowners or those wishing to dispose of or acquire agricultural land.

Solicitors for farmland purchases and sales

As solicitors for farmland purchases, we are experts in making sure your agricultural conveyancing runs smoothly.

Purchasing agricultural land can be fraught with issues if not handled correctly. From due diligence involving rights of way to future planning permission of the farmland, our experts are sticklers for details.

Our agricultural land legal team specialise in both buying and selling farmland so you can rest assured we know our onions.

Land conveyancing & agricultural conveyancing solicitors

Selling agricultural land or farmland? Then we can help.

It’s great news having a prospective buyer, however, this is a critical time to make sure all your ducks are in a row so we maximise the value of your land.

We do lots of work here so your buyer is fully aware of the potential and so you’ll be selling your agricultural land for the best possible price.

Renewable energy projects on agricultural land

We have handled a number of renewable energy projects for landowners and can advise you accordingly, whether it be to develop wind power, hydro-power or solar power schemes on your agricultural land.

The Government and the public are sympathetic to farmland change of use for this purpose, so your project can often be met with a positive reception.

What’s more, you can often find partners in the renewable energy sector, who are keen to fund part or all of the capital expenditure required, with you then either taking a share or simply leasing the land back to them for a fixed period.

It’s important here to have a great contract in place, so call our agricultural land team to discuss your options.

Farm land disputes

When it comes to farm land disputes, possibly due to the type of usage or even farm boundary issues, there can be nothing more worrying.

Once the issues arise they seldom go away on their own and can escalate quite quickly. Having a good law firm behind you is crucial for a successful outcome when it comes to farmland disputes.

Sometimes a strong shot across their bows in the form of a legal letter will suffice. However, sometimes a broader case needs to be prepared and that’s where agricultural land solicitors and experts in agricultural law can really help.

You don’t have to face it on your own.

Call our agricultural law solicitors today. We thoroughly understand your farming business.

Agricultural landlords and tenants agreements

Our agricultural landlords and tenants’ teams can advise you on all sorts of issues from rent collection enforcement to general disputes. We can also draw up tenancy/landlord agreements so you are protected whichever side of the farm fence you are on.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
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I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
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An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
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From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
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Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
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Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
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Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
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We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Excellent legal advice on water extraction licence.

Elizabeth Morris
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Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
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Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
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Not only professional, but super fast.

Raj
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Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin
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Contact the Land Solicitors at Lanyon Bowdler

Please give our agricultural solicitors a call for a friendly, confidential, conversation about how we can help support you with your farmland plans. Our expert land solicitors will ensure you are provided with the best advice and support necessary to protect your assets, settle any disputes or to progress your land development plans.

Please contact a member of the team or complete our online enquiry form. We can also arrange a land plot visit if more convenient.

Lanyon Bowdler has established offices with expert teams in Shrewsbury, Bromyard, Hereford, Ludlow, Oswestry, Telford, and Conwy.

As a leading law firm we regularly act for clients in England and Wales in relation to agricultural land development or land sales and purchases.

Our people

Meet the team.

Edward Nutting
Edward Nutting
Partner
Agriculture | Commercial Property | Renewables | Leisure & Tourism
Chloe Williams
Chloe Williams
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Llinos Roberts
Llinos Roberts
Solicitor
Commercial Property | Agriculture
Laura Lougher
Laura Lougher
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property
Jennifer Monaghan
Jennifer Monaghan
Associate Solicitor
Commercial Property
Danielle Hughes
Danielle Hughes
Legal Assistant
Commercial Property
Kristy Henderson
Kristy Henderson
Legal Assistant
Commercial Property
Chris Hodgson
Chris Hodgson
Legal Assistant
Commercial Property
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