What are sporting rights?

‘An expert on your side for sporting and fishing rights’

If you’re asking yourself what are sporting rights and how can they benefit your business, we can help you understand the benefits and assess whether they are relevant to your farm or estate.

A valuable resource

Hunting, shooting and fishing are all popular recreational sports. So it’s no surprise that hunting and fishing rights on your land may be worth a significant sum. In fact they are often sold and traded in their own right.

  • Help when you’re buying
    If you are buying land, a farm or even a water course for sporting potential you need to be 100% sure of what you are buying. You may find that the rights no longer apply, or that they have been sold off separately in the past. We can uncover the risks and explain the rights to you, making sure they meet your expectations and your requirements for the long term.
  • Letting out sporting rights
    You may be thinking of letting out the rights on your land. If so, you’ll want to make sure that the rent and the rent review provision reflect what you have agreed. You may want to take part in a shoot, or keep the rights to certain areas, for example by letting out the pheasant shooting but keeping the rights to the stalking. We can help you let the land to suit your needs.
  • Looking to the future
    We will work closely with you to make sure your objectives are taken into account every step in the way. If you want to retain particular parts of the land, or uphold your right to participate, we can let you know the options and make it clear what everyone’s obligations are. Not just for shoot days, but for all future aspects of land management.

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 more about what sporting rights are, and how can they help you by calling 0800 027 2276 or emailing resiprop.enquiries@roydswithyking.com

Your understanding of agricultural issues and potential stumbling blocks meant you had dealt with all the issues and before they arose. This was a 'first' for us and we felt the whole process was handled extremely well, we were kept informed as to the process and all the paper work was very straightforward.
Brian Thornton, Bretto Limited

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