The management of estates, farms and other rural property often involves leases, whether agricultural, residential, commercial, minerals or sporting.
Agricultural leases are strictly regulated by statute and early advice should be taken to ensure your position is protected.
At Thorntons, our Land and Rural Business team can advise you on all aspects of landlord and tenant issues.
Shooting and fishing leases must be carefully drafted and our team can advise you on the appropriate conditions, which will include:
Residential leases bring different issues and our team regularly advises on:
Commercial leases are increasingly being used on estates and farms where diversification projects are being introduced and a new business structure is being put in place. These may be used for renewable energy projects, hotel and other leisure businesses, farm shops or corporate events. Our team has considerable experience in advising rural clients on the appropriate leasing arrangement.
Minerals leases require specialised advice, which our team provides. Verification of ownership of, and full rights of access to work, the minerals must be followed by advice on health and safety and insurance liabilities, reinstatement obligations, planning and environmental matters, indemnity clauses and royalty payments.
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