In West Sussex and Hampshire, with their many thousands of acres of farmland and horticultural holdings, there are many calls for George Ide LLP’s commercial property solicitors to advise on and perform legal services for landowners and farmers.
As well as conveyancing for buying and selling land and property, the business services team can act on all aspects of the law affecting farm businesses and country estates.
This can range from sale and purchase of businesses, formation of farming or horticultural enterprises, to boundary disputes, wayleaves and easements, planning rules and tenancy issues, remortgaging and land registration.
Being part of a full service law firm, our commercial property solicitors are able to liaise with colleagues as necessary where other aspects of law overlap their responsibilities.
For example, George Ide can also give legal advice and represent clients over partnership agreements, trusts and other business services, such as employment law and tax planning.
Often too, handing on the family farm or business can be a difficult task to which we can bring our experience.
Practical, cost-effective, and always keeping in mind the commercial imperative, George Ide’s experienced lawyers are sensitive to the special needs and wishes of farmers, smallholders, nursery owners, propagators, plant raisers, and rural land owners.
Recognising that each client and his or her circumstances are individual, the commercial solicitors are keen to establish and maintain relationships with farming businesses, many of which have been in the same family for generations, helping them to continue that traditional life in a rural community but with a forward-looking recognition of the importance of running the business efficiently.
If you are thinking of buying or selling agricultural land or would like legal advice about any aspect of being a rural landowner, find out about George Ide’s bespoke service by calling the North Street, Chichester offices. You can also click through to the staff profiles featured on this page to contact one of our solicitors directly.