Buying and selling farms

Whether you are buying or selling an estate, farm or agricultural land, our specialist Agriculture Team can advise you and guide you through the process. As transactions are often time-sensitive and complex, we will assemble a team swiftly, tailored to your individual needs. With many years of experience in all aspects of Agricultural Property Conveyancing including the impact of  public and private rights of way, EU Support Schemes and agricultural tenancies, we are in a position to advise you fully on what is a significant investment.

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Agricultural property transactions

With significant experience in the purchase of farms, estates and agricultural land as well as part disposals of farms, estates and agricultural land, we can deal with complex issues and draw on our extensive external network to provide you with bespoke legal and commercial advice.

Our team builds relationships based on trust and communication. Whether you are a farmer, landowner or investor planning a purchase, sale or considering secured lending against your farm or estate we will endeavour to meet you on farm to walk the boundaries and discuss key issues arising with your transaction. Our approach is designed to ensure that issues which could affect the value of your farm or estate, or your ability to mortgage or sell it in the future are fully explored.

Providing specialist advice and a commercial outlook, we will guide you through your transaction to deliver the best outcome for you.


Our Agricultural Property Team has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions. Highlights include:

  • the disposal of a significant Sporting Estate in the South of England
  • the acquisition of a major farming portfolio in the South of England


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • advising on public rights of way position and putting questions to the Public Rights of Way Officer for the relevant County Council and advising on private rights of way issues
  • the preparation of Legal Packs for farm and estate sales
  • checking that all service and access easements for a farm or estate purchase are in place
  • renewing and advising on historic covenants
  • development rights
  • drafting contracts to ensure the transfer of Basic Payment Entitlements

  • employment issues
  • investigating the Town & Country Planning and building control history of the farm
  • sporting rights
  • structuring the sale in the context of general tax planning
  • tenancy and other occupation issues


A source calls Neil Barbour ‘the best farm conveyancer I have ever come across,’ highlighting his ‘attention to detail, availability and assiduous focus’.

Chambers and Partners 2017