Commercial rural property
Making it an easier process to buy and sell your rural property
- A team of rural property experts who are country people themselves and thus understand the intricacies of handling rural property transactions.
- We’ll use our years of experience handling the sale and purchase of rural properties to make your transaction proceed smoothly and swiftly.
What is rural property law?
Rural property law refers to the legal regulations and rules that govern the ownership, use, and transfer of land and other properties in rural areas. It covers issues such as zoning, land use, property rights, and environmental regulations.
How Moore Barlow can help
No property is ever the same. We are committed to ensuring you have the best and most experienced team in place to give you peace of mind and is personal service that goes beyond your expectations.
As expert rural and property advisers, we can guide you on all legal aspects of owning and managing land in the countryside. This includes an intimate understanding of farm, land and estate transactions. We can advise on Farm Business Tenancies (FBT’s); Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies (AHAs); business tenancies; first registrations with the Land Registry of unregistered land; preparation of ownership title bibles; ratification of title issues, and the myriad of property issues you may face.
As well as being specialists in their field, our team of advisers are country people themselves. We can assist you and your other professional advisers in reviewing how your estate or farm can evolve in a positive way, whilst fully appreciating it is your home and your family’s way of life.
If opportunities for diversifying your business arise, we can support you to make informed with decisions as to whether those opportunities fit with your future business plans.
We have offices in Southampton, London, Woking, Richmond, Lymington and Guildford. We offer specialist support on a local and national level.
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Thanks to your efforts we are enjoying seeing new houses being built on the Estate, the Treehouses coming in to their own with surprisingly high occupancy, new farm tenants and many other exciting developments for the year ahead.
A huge thank you for all your help and guidance along the way and for being so easy to speak to and seek advice from, it’s made the whole process a lot less stressful.
Evie Toombes, Paralympic showjumper
It has been a huge pleasure to be guided through the process of our farm sale by such a fantastic team – we’ve been so lucky to be in your safe hands. Very many thanks for all your help, encouragement and support, and for being the best at what you do.
Thank you for the most excellent service Moore Barlow gave us with this transaction.
It has been a huge pleasure to be guided through the process of [our farm] sale by such a fantastic team – we’ve been so lucky to be in your safe hands. Very many thanks for all your help, encouragement and support, and for being the best at what you do.
Moore Barlow advises both purchasers and sellers on the conveyancing of rural and agricultural land. It is additionally experienced in tenancies, sporting licences and farming partnership matters. The department’s clients include landed estates and farming businesses. It handles the administration of estates for rural clients and also houses expertise in tax and succession planning.
Chambers & Partners
This is a medium/large firm, but treats clients in a personal, non-corporate manner that the clients like and allows trust in the legal advice to grow. The quality of the legal work and document drafting is excellent. Their knowledge of the agricultural and rural world is also excellent as is their knowledge of the tax implications of the transactions/documents they are involved with.
Moore Barlow’s rural services team represents its clients on inheritance and trusts, the structuring of family businesses, tenancies, and issues relating to the Agricultural Holdings Act. The team works with landed estates, farmers, private landowners and equestrian businesses.