Investing for the future

‘A safe pair of hands for agricultural land investment’

You may be looking for a long-term investment that could provide you with a secure income. Land and farms have held their value well in the past, but you need to be cautious. You need to manage an agricultural land investment carefully to avoid any pitfalls.

Minimising the risk for you

Buying land does have its risks. We can work with you to understand your objectives and pinpoint any issues that might have an impact on your returns.

  • Vacant possession
    Taking vacant possession of a farm may well give you the best chance for long-term capital growth. But if the farm is subject to an Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy, you may not achieve vacant possession. And if the land is vacant, you will need to make sure that the Tenancy Agreement you put in place works for you. We can draw up an agreement to minimise your involvement and maximise your returns.
  • Countryside Stewardship Scheme
    Putting land into specialist schemes can bring you extra income. There are lots of schemes to choose from, but you need to tread carefully. If you don’t comply with the scheme rules, you may forfeit the benefits. When you’re buying land we’ll review any Countryside Stewardship Schemes that have already been entered into, and advise you on your obligations to the scheme and the implications of this after completion.
  • Amenity value
    You may be looking at agricultural land investment for its amenity value, rather than for its farming potential. For instance, the sporting rights on land can be very valuable. But there may be restrictions on how you use the land. We can check every element to make sure your investment is what you think it is, and is as risk free as possible.

Our credentials

Angus Williams of Royds Withy King is praised by a source for his “rural background and thorough understanding of agriculture.” He handles rural property work including farm and estates transactions and agricultural tenancies.” Chambers 2017 South West

“Royds Withy King advises lender clients on tenancy and financing matters. Angus Williams is noted for his knowledge of rural property.” Legal 500 2016 South West

Contact us now to find out how we could help you invest in land successfully

The solicitors at Royds Withy King have consistently provided knowledgeable and practical solutions to complex legal issues and have quickly established themselves amongst the rural industry in Wiltshire and beyond.
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