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UK Farm, Estate, Country House and Land Management

We work with UK rural property owners, helping them to enhance value and performance, streamline operations and reduce overheads through tailored rural property management services.

Making your rural property, an asset

Rural property is a complex asset class involving a wide range of factors, including archaic land tenure legislation, global commodity markets and ever-changing tax legislation – all of which require specialist knowledge and expertise.

Whether a country house, estate or farm or the land you have purchased with a country house, our rural property management experts can assist in day-to-day running, offer a one-off consultation or conduct a full business health check.

Why Knight Frank?

As rural property specialists, we understand the pressures of rural property ownership and the opportunities that go hand in hand. Many of experts grew up on rural estates and know exactly how and where to identify and capitalise on these opportunities.

Who we work for

Our clients include some of the UK’s best known traditional estates and largest institutional investors. We also act for private individuals, charities, local authorities and funds.

Our services

From advice on single issues to the provision of a resident agent, some of the specific areas where we help our clients include the following:

Strategic planning

  • Succession planning
  • Estate restructuring
  • Business appraisals and business plans
  • New business development
  • Tax planning and ownership structures

Day-to-day management

  • Staff management, including recruitment and PAYE
  • Rent collection/accounts/invoicing
  • Accounting and bookkeeping
  • Health & safety and workplace issues
  • Maintenance and renovation of estate properties

 

Farm management

  • Agricultural tenancy management
  • Farm restructuring
  • Subsidies and environmental stewardship
  • Woodland management/field sports

Business diversification

  • Renewable energy
  • Change of use of redundant farm buildings
  • Residential development
  • Alternative farm enterprise

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