Agricultural and Rural Land and Property

Steeped in the region’s rural and agricultural communities for over 200 years, Peter Dodd and our specialist team work with clients on a wide range of rural land and property matters throughout the region.

We are ranked as a leading UK law firm in The Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners legal directories, with Peter Dodd ranked as a leading lawyer in both.  This means that every client receives specialist advice from team members who are 100% focused on rural land and property issues and solutions.

Peter advise on all types of land and property sales and purchases, restructuring, development of agricultural/rural land and buildings, farm business tenancies and grazing licences and a wide range of complex land and land law issues (e.g. private water/drainage apparatus and easements, access issues, manorial rights, rights of common and unregistered land). Contact Peter for expert advice on any of the following:

  • Agricultural land and property sales, purchases
  • Agricultural business tenancies
  • Auction sales
  • Rural land and estate sales and purchases
  • Restructuring and sub-division of rural and agricultural estates
  • Grazing licences
  • Grants of rights of access or rights to services
  • Deeds of covenant
  • Boundary agreements
  • Registration of land

Peter also advises on the sale and purchase of residential properties in rural locations, with a particular interest in properties that may have one or more of the following issues to deal with:

  • Private water supply
  • Septic tank or sewage treatment plant
  • No legal right of access to a property
  • Unknown ownership of land or an accessway
  • Covenants affecting a property
  • Boundary discrepancies
  • Unregistered land

We have an eight strong team specialising in agricultural and rural land and property (including Peter) and our team also offer the following services:

  • Tax and succession planning for land-owning/farming families, including the availability of Agricultural Property Relief
  • Rural property dispute resolution, including boundary disputes, septic tank/environmental pollution disputes, boathouse/lake encroachment disputes, and disputes over access to land and property
  • Agricultural and rural business matters for developers and private clients who own two or more properties in the Lake District and wider countryside
  • Commercial contracts and agreements
  • A range of issues relating to relating to agricultural/rural charities.

Please contact Peter Dodd here.