Category Archives: Agricultural Law

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest hold sparkling networking event at newly refurbished Iain Henderson Jewellery studio in Bingley

Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Iain Henderson – Iain Henderson Jewellery, Liz Smith- NatWest, Felicity Green- AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Nicky Chadwick – Iain Henderson Jewellery. The well-established Women@Work networking event co-organised by AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Natwest welcomed businesswomen from across the Aire Valley to the beautiful and unusual setting of a local jewellery studio. Guests enjoyed a glass... Read More

AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Pearson and Associates raise over £2,000 for Martin House Hospice at 2017 Charity Golf Day.

Tuesday, 1 Aug 2017

Liam O’Neill (Director), Umberto Vietri (Director), Melanie Crewe (Marketing Executive) and Declan Hayes (Director) at The Bradford Golf Club AWB Charlesworth Solicitors and Pearson and Associates Accountants, held their 4th Annual Charity Golf Event on Friday 21st July as part of their ongoing support for their chosen Charity Partner Martin House Hospice. The event took... Read More

Is your land ownership/ boundaries protected by electronic registration?

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Most residential property is now automatically registered on an electronic register at the Land Registry following a sale or transfer- this is not necessarily the case with agricultural land. This land may be the subject of a trust or it has been owned through generations of a family for a considerable period of time. This... Read More

Farmland Inheritance Tax relief or ARP (Agricultural Property Relief)

Thursday, 5 May 2016

There is a long-established inheritance tax (“IHT”) relief in relation to certain farmland and buildings. This IHT relief is called Agricultural Property Relief (“APR”) and can be available at a rate of either 50% or 100% depending upon how the farming business is structured.   Farmers need to be aware that APR is not automatically... Read More

Can a verbal agreement create an Agricultural Tenancy?

Wednesday, 24 Feb 2016

Unbeknown to many, a “formal” agricultural tenancy can in theory be verbally agreed- allowing an occupier a tenancy with strong rights of occupation. These ‘verbal agreements’ are often overlooked by tenants and landlords. If a tenant has a right of occupation and they are asked to vacate, they may not be aware that they do... Read More

On my land? On my terms………

Tuesday, 5 Jan 2016

 Your land may be important to others because it is in a perfect position for situating apparatus or for connecting services to adjacent land with development potential.   If a company approaches you with a request to place equipment such as a telecoms mast, wind turbine, sewers, water pipes, cables or other apparatus on or... Read More

What are the sporting rights on the land you are on?

Monday, 21 Dec 2015

Fishing and Shooting rights are of significant value to individuals or sporting syndicates and the Estates they are on. When negotiating an agreement for such rights it is important to ensure that it protects the landowner by ensuring that it does not affect their day to day farming or other land use, limiting what game... Read More