You may be unsure of how to approach planning or development on your land. Our experienced team can liaise with local authorities and major developers on your behalf, whilst advising you on option and promotion agreements in relation to your land and future development sales when the land has been successfully promoted.
Many farms have been within a family for generations. The purchase or sale of land can unravel disparities in the information detailed within the deeds and on the ground, which initially may not be apparent. You can minimise costs by seeking experienced professional advice at an early stage.
Our specialist team have experience in a range of freehold transactions throughout England and Wales. We are used to going onsite to meet you and inspect the property.
Complicated legislation and regulation has resulted in time consuming and complex paperwork for many farmers. We work with you to reduce the stress and maximise the amount of grant and subsidies made payable to the business.
Our experienced team provide you with clear advice that allows you to focus on what matters most, the business strategy and operation. Planning and communication is key, and we will advise and prepare you for any future changes such as Brexit that could impact the business as soon as possible.
Before entering into a tenancy agreement as a farm business, tenancy or Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy, we advise both landlord and tenants to ensure documents are prepared well and tailored to their situation.
Keeping an estate or a farm ‘in the family’ may sometimes seem like the best idea, but not always. There are many issues that can occur to achieve a tax-effective solution that reflects the ownership structure and that also meets the needs of the family now, and for the future.
Each family member may have different aspirations for their contribution, whether business, personal or financial. Identifying the most appropriate structure needs sensitive, practical advice with a careful understanding of the family requirements.
We advise our clients to regularly review their plans as situations change within the family. Careful planning and consideration of all issues and early communication is key.
We will work with you to understand your personal and business objectives to ensure your interests are well protected. Costly disputes can be avoided through careful planning and a clear understanding of the position of partnership assets.
Since we see how families can fall out with each other, transferring a business or sole trader to a limited company can also invite a host of benefits, from tax relief through to the protection of personal assets. In either situation the following should be considered to ensure you are well protected;
When disputes arise you should seek advice as early as possible with experienced professionals for the best possible opportunity. We act quickly to ensure your interests are protected using the most cost effective and efficient means of dispute resolution.
Our experienced team will guide you through the complexities to help you understand your rights and help protect you against future disputes by drawing up the necessary agreements.
We can also advise on the implications of Brexit.
'They're specialists, they're knowledgeable and they give answers to problems.'
Chambers & Partners UK 2017
Bircham Dyson Bell have specialists in key areas, with departments able to link trust matters to property matters. They are well resourced, knowledgeable and practical.
Chambers & Partners UK 2018
Bircham Dyson Bell shows ‘great attention to detail and a commitment to secure the right outcome for its clients’, and ‘understands the importance of building up long-term relationships with its clients’. It is ‘a key player in the private client market, and has retained its strong personal service and culture that some of the larger firms can no longer provide.’
Legal 500 UK 2017