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Succession of agricultural tenancies – how to ensure your family can continue farming

Agricultural tenancies are very common, and often the tenancy enables the family to continue farming the land after the death or retirement of the tenant. Joseph Mitchell from Harrison Drury’s…

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Accommodation for agricultural workers

It is not uncommon for farms to provide accommodation for its workers. Joseph Mitchell, an associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation team, looks at some of the common pitfalls…

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How to recover agricultural land from tenants to create woodland schemes

Woodland is becoming ever more important with more landowners looking to implement woodland schemes. Focusing on the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, Joseph Mitchell, an associate solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property…

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An introduction to the Environment Act 2021 and important updates for land and property developers

In November 2021, the Environment Act 2021 became law introducing a wave of measures set to impact land and property developers. Alex Walmsley, solicitor in Harrison Drury’s property litigation department,…

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Carbon management for rural business – What are the new funding opportunities?

As part of Harrison Drury’s series of updates on new funding options available to rural businesses, we spoke with Simon Haley and Simon Travis of Carbon Metrics, a North West…

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Rural sector update: The risks arising from the use of pesticides on farmland

In a highly complex and technical area of law, Harrison Drury partner David Edwards, and solicitor Alex Walmsley, explore the potential legal issues affecting the rural sector relating to risks…

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Mixed-use Stamp Duty Land Tax: When can you claim?

George Wilson from Harrison Drury’s rural sector team outlines how different approaches to purchasing rural property can reduce the stamp duty land tax liability. He also reinforces the importance in…

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Are written tenancy agreements really that important for rural properties?

Nicola Beneduce, from our commercial property team, highlights some of the pitfalls associated with not having a comprehensive written tenancy agreement in place for an agricultural tenancy. When an agreement…

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Factors to consider before selling part of your farmland

There has been an increased demand for acquiring rural land over the years, primarily for development purposes or to secure additional land for working farms. Hannah Hughes from Harrison Drury’s…

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Do I need a partnership agreement for my family farming business?

Associate solicitor Jack Stephenson, from Harrison Drury’s corporate and commercial team, outlines the importance of having a properly prepared business partnership agreement for your family farm. Many farms operate their…

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