Buying & Selling Agricultural Property - A Practical Guide to the Key Issues

Buying & Selling Agricultural Property - A Practical Guide to the Key Issues


18 Sep 2024

1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM

With a SmartPlan £288

With a Season Ticket £320

Standard price £640

All prices exclude VAT
Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
4 hours
Group bookings
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This 4-hour live broadcast is a must for all property lawyers who are exposed to buying and selling farms and agricultural property.

It will identify key issues associated with farms and agricultural property. The course will introduce you to assets which may arise in farm sales and help explain the niche enquiries which you should consider raising on an agricultural land acquisition.

It will consider what questions to ask when taking initial instructions and will help delegates identify the key issues which affect farmers and landowners when investing in or disposing of property.

This live session is ideal for those who are new to buying and selling agricultural property or simply wish to refresh and update their knowledge in light of the changing face of agricultural law.

What You Will Learn

This live and interactive session will cover the following:

Part 1 (2 hours) Pre-Contract and Searches:

  • Initial Instructions:
    • Identifying assets, appropriate owners and modes of transfer
    • Understanding and identifying your client and their needs
  • An overview of agricultural occupation:
    • Introducing a method of identifying agricultural occupation
    • An overview of grazing licences, Farm Business Tenancies and occupation under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
  • Searches:
    • A reminder of which searches are essential
    • The Environment Search and what it means?
    • Identifying helpful resources

Part 2 (2 hours) BPS, Environmental Stewardship and Enquiries

  • An overview of Basic Payment Entitlements:
    • Understanding the basics of the scheme
    • Selling and buying entitlements
    • Traps for the unwary
  • Environmental Stewardship:
    • Examine the current and new proposed stewardship schemes
    • Consider the impact of a sale on the schemes
    • How to amend the contract to meet your client's needs
  • Agricultural and Rural Land Enquiries:
    • What do they mean?
    • Why are they important?

Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.