Rural Diversification

Being aware of market developments and using them to maximise your business opportunities is central to the longevity of many successful rural businesses. We’re here to help you identify potential diversification options and our experts have the practical experience and technical ability needed to guide you through the process of expanding or transitioning your business into its new form.

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Rural Succession Planning

We’ve helped many rural businesses and estates as they’ve passed through multiple generations and have first-hand knowledge of the emotional and practical difficulties you may encounter. We understand the complexities involved in developing the most suitable succession plan for your business. We’ll consider your current needs and the business’ future goals, helping you find a plan that fits everyone involved.

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Rural Land Management

We advise and provide guidance for both owners and occupiers of Scottish rural land. Our wealth of knowledge covers all areas of land management and we have particular depth of experience in land reform, public access and rights of way, designations or agreements to deliver conservation or environmental benefit, planning permissions, planning agreements and compulsory purchase.

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Land Registration

In 2014, the Scottish Government set a target for all Scottish land and property to be transferred from the old deeds based Sasines Register to the new Land Register by 2024. This project aims to create a transparent and user friendly database of titles, which can be accessed online. Our experts can advise on all aspects of registering your property.

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Agriculture Leases

There are multiple lease types in Scotland, and those concerning rural property can be particularly complex as each one is regulated by different statutory procedures. Our experts can help you to quickly pinpoint the types of lease, or leases, required by you or your business and can assist practically by drafting, reviewing or revising the lease, depending on your requirements.

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Sale and Purchase of Rural Property

We know that the law surrounding rural land and property can be more complex than that of a regular property transaction. Our team of specialists have true depth of experience in this multifaceted area, meaning you can trust us to quickly identify everything you need to know for a smooth sale or purchase.

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