Land Agency

Land Agency
Land Agency

As members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and Central Association of Agricultural Valuers "Professionals in the Countryside", Willsons have a highly experienced and dedicated team of Land Agents who serve the agricultural community.

Agricultural Tenancies
Advice on all aspects of agricultural tenancies whether under the Agricultural Holding Act 1986 or Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (FBTs) including drafting new agreements, rent reviews and serving of notices.

Sales and Purchases
We act for both vendors and purchasers regarding the buying and selling of agricultural property and land from whole farms to small areas including garden extensions.  We can advise on appropriate marketing strategies i.e. auction, tender or private treaty.

Agreements to Occupy
Including Grazing Agreements, Cropping and Equestrian Licences as well as farming with contractors.

Compulsory Purchase and Development Control Orders
From highway road schemes, easements and wayleaves to underground cables, pipes to overhead poles and wires.

Planning Potential and Diversification
We can advise on diversification potential including wind turbines, communication masts, solar panels, fracking, holiday cottages and farm shops and we can recommend planning consultants who can best serve your needs in this highly-specialised area including applications and appeals.

Estate Management
With a dedicated Rental and Property Management Department, we manage agricultural property whether small or large including land, buildings, houses and cottages.

Partnership Partitions
Our expertise includes assisting partnerships, often families to resolve disputes and divisions as amicably as possible to create new farming businesses.

Valuations
As a firm of Chartered Surveyors, we have qualified valuers who carry out valuations (including RICS Red Book valuations) on a wide variety of properties. Our specialism includes matrimonial, probate, estate planning, financial lending, Income and Inheritance Tax as well as Annual Stock Taking (HMRC compliant), Tenant Right and Tenant's Improvement valuations.

Rural Payments Agency
Advice and assistance with all matters relating to Basic Payment Scheme Applications and the transfer of entitlements whether selling or leasing.

Auction
Take advantage of competitive bidding; our auctioneers will advise you how to achieve the best result whether it be property, livestock, farm machinery and equipment.  We also hold regular auctions of furniture and effects including antiques at Well near Alford.

Louth Livestock Market
Willsons are proud to be partners in Lincolnshire's only remaining Livestock Market at Louth.  Weekly sales of prime and store cattle and sheep are held every Thursday.

Willsons Agricultural Services

We can help with

  • Sales and Purchases of farms and land
  • Tenancies and annual grass lettings
  • Valuations for Income Tax, Probate, Tenant Right etc
  • Livestock, Machinery and Farm Equipment
  • Auction Sales
  • Roads, Pipelines and Wayleaves
  • Telecommunication and Renewable Energy
  • Planning Applications and Appeals
  • Annual Stocktaking Valuations