Raworths LLP
Rural and Agricultural Property Rural and Agricultural Property

Rural and Agricultural Property


We act for businesses as well as the people who create, own and invest in them, building long term relationships with our clients to understand the unique challenges and opportunities they face. Our depth of experience and knowledge is focussed on providing practical advice designed to meet all our clients’ business needs.

Individuals & Families

We understand how important your case is, our experienced teams are on hand to provide practical and effective legal advice. With one of the largest teams of lawyers in North Yorkshire we work for wealthy individuals and their families, trusts and family businesses - your needs are at the heart of what we do.


Our Commercial, Residential and Agricultural Property teams have the expertise to help you deal with the opportunities and challenges of the freehold and leasehold real estate market. We have substantial depth of experience of the property world and its demands which gives us the crucial ability to help you achieve your aims.

Resolving Disputes

Disputes are an unavoidable fact of life, but when they happen it is essential to find a quick, effective and practical solution to the situation. Whether your issues are commercial or business related, family or personal, we have the depth of experience, imagination and expertise to help you solve your problems.

Dealing with rural and agricultural commercial property is distinct from dealing with any other types of commercial properties.  For example, issues that can arise with rural land include the transfer of payment entitlements and subsidies, farm business tenancies, dealings with crops and livestock, and granting shooting rights.

Whether you are buying, selling or leasing rural/agricultural property, we can advise you on the whole transaction from start to finish.

We also act in relation to the development of rural land.  We advise both developers and landowners on:

  • promotion agreements whereby the developer looks to enhance land value by securing residential planning permission and share the value of the uplift with the landowner; and
  • option agreements whereby the developer has an option to purchase property from a landowner once the planning permission has been secured.