Owning and managing a landed estate, whether the property has been in the family for many generations or acquired more recently, presents a variety of legal and commercial issues that we can help you with.
Looking after these issues requires a specialist team of landed estate lawyers, and with one of the most highly respected Agriculture and Estates departments in England and a nationally recognised Private Client department, we are uniquely placed to provide advice to landowners, trustees (including Settled Land Act trustees) and their professional advisers.
Many landed estate owners face difficult tax and succession issues. We can help you minimise the payment of capital taxes and advise on long-term strategic estate planning to ensure the transfer of assets to the next generation.
The modern landed estate now often involves far more than simply owning rural property. It may be run as a highly commercial business with activities ranging from farming, property letting and development, sporting and commercial interests to agricultural holdings, tenancy structures, farm contract and share farming agreements, and diversification. We have the skills to advise on all these matters.
Landed estates often own heritage assets of artistic or historical importance. These may be buildings, works of art or collections of furniture or porcelain. We advise on taxation, ownership and succession issues, and on maintenance funds, to help preserve heritage property for future generations.
To find out more about Lodders’ Landed Estates legal services, please fill in the enquiry form below or contact a member of our team on 01789 293259 (Stratford upon Avon).
Our services for owners of landed estates
- Heritage property
- Rural and conservation regulatory issues
- Buying and selling estates and rural property
- Agricultural, commercial and residential leases
- Tax and succession planning
- Trusts and wills
- Powers of attorney and capacity
- Biodiversity net gain and biodiversity offsetting