Rural Property

Sources note that Farrers is "a standout team. It is the leader in terms of knowledge, efficiency, and depth."

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Making things simple

We provide all the legal services needed by the modern rural landowner. From wind and solar options to urban extensions, from complex agricultural tenancy surrenders to major mineral leases, we have the high-level expertise to simplify difficult issues; to take something potentially problematic and provide you with a solution in a pragmatic way.

Delivering best value

We are the largest rural property team in the country. With six partners to hand, there will never be a time when you do not have ready access to high-level expertise.

The number of assistants in the team means we can combine partner oversight with the cost-effective rates of assistants to provide work of the best quality at the best value.

It is the size of our team which allows us to deliver major projects within tight timetables without fuss.

A commercial approach

We are recognised by the directories as the UK's leading firm for rural land. We take pride in our reputation for commerciality. Whether you are buying a whole estate or selling a single cottage, our whole approach is geared to propelling matters to completion. 

We do not look for problems where they do not exist. When asked for advice, we do not sit on the fence.

What we do

Recent work includes:

  • A collaboration agreement for the development of 2500 homes in Northamptonshire
  • Advising on an option for a 50MW solar farm with sophisticated JV structures and tax planning
  • Successfully defending a Town and Village Green application to allow a £72m development
  • Acting on the purchase and sub-sale of a £22m estate inside a tight deadline
  • Negotiating on the lease for the UK’s only tungsten mine
  • Sale of a 2000 acre estate sale with complex overage to preserve future value

Our Farm Sale/Purchase Brochure gives an overview of our expertise in this area.

Our Country Houses Brochure details how we can help to deliver major transactions with tight timescales.

Our Renewables Brochure explains our approach to delivering transactions cost effectively and swiftly.

Minerals law is a niche area and our Minerals Brochure provides information on our market-leading expertise.

We publish our well-respected Rural Estates newsletter twice a year to update you on the latest developments across the sector and to highlight relevant topics.

More information

For more information contact one of our specialist advisers above or email us at

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