We have experience in advising a wide range of clients from traditional family estates to those new to land ownership. We believe the key to advising our clients is to understand exactly what they want to achieve from the ownership of their property and we recognise that each client and their estate are different and one size does not fit all.

We can either offer strategic advice on an ad hoc or retained basis depending on a client’s existing set up or provide a full estate management service, offering day to day management covering issues such as landlord and tenant negotiations and rent collection through to tax planning and overseeing diversification projects.

Our services include:

CLIENT ACCOUNTING

We will produce budget P&L cashflows and capital expenditure forecasts, provide payroll services, undertake rent collection and debtor management and submit VAT returns. We offer a full book-keeping service to assist in the preparation of the final accounts.

LANDLORD & TENANT

We understand the importance of maintaining a good relationship between landlord and tenant across the agricultural, commercial and residential sectors. This understanding forms the basis of our approach in dealing with matters such as Heads of Terms negotiations, rent reviews, compensation claims and end of tenancy issues.

FORESTRY MANAGEMENT

Our experience covers the management of commercial forestry and amenity woodlands and we will advise you on topics ranging from valuation, timber sales, grant schemes, planting and maintenance, sporting rights and purchases and sales.

STAFF RECRUITMENT

In addition to appraising existing staff, we will assist you in recruiting new employees, writing job specifications, assisting in the interview and selection process and agreeing remuneration packages and contract terms.

ESTATE STRUCTURES, TAX & STRATEGIC PLANNING

We provide sound practical advice in conjunction with other professional advisors to ensure our client’s businesses are structured as efficiently as possible, be it with regards to the management structure or tax issues, ranging from VAT to capital taxes.

DIVERSIFICATION & RENEWABLE ENERGY

We are able to undertake a diversification audit and identify the alternative uses that will fit within your vision of the property, as well as provide a return on your investment. We will work with other stakeholders to deliver your scheme which might include planning, feasibility assessments, and project management.

SPORTING

We provide practical advice to upland and lowland sporting estates including working with clients and their keepers, stalkers and ghillies to help implement the client’s ambitions for the sporting enterprise, the drawing up of management plans for grouse and lowland shoots, producing P&L budgets, recruitment and management of staff, liaising with tenant farmers, third party bodies and Government departments and advising on appropriate grant schemes.