We advise a wide range of private and institutional clients on the hugely diverse property assets that they own. The Rural Property Management team recognises that whilst no two properties are the same, ownership structure often fall into either traditional farms an estates for private enjoyment, institutionally owned land for investment or charity or public sector based purposes or large country houses for UK or International families.
No matter the owner purpose, 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. Country houses offer a unique lifestyle and quality of life, but they also require care and attention, with each bringing its own property management challenges—particularly for the non-resident owner. These range from complex security, environmental legislation, staffing and building maintenance issues to farm tenancy negotiations where agricultural land is included.
If you own a country house and need help managing it, whether a one-off consultation or ongoing service, we ensure that your property is well looked after so that you enjoy maximum enjoyment.
Altering, improving and running a country house can be an unfamiliar process that demands time that many owners do not have, particulary when living abroad or visiting on weekends. Our consultants provide expert guidance on all aspects of country house ownership.
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