Rural Professionals

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Our Rural Professionals Department

We work across the The South Hams, Devon and often in Cornwall and neighbouring counties. We provide a range of services:

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Agri-Environmental Schemes and Advice

Further specialities include Green Energy (including wind turbines and solar panels), Inheritance Tax Planning (IHT) and other professional advice.

  • Agricultural appraisals
  • Agricultural dwellings
  • Barn conversions
  • Certificate of Lawful Use
  • Change of use/diversification
  • Feasibility appraisals/sequential tests
  • Forward Planning/ Local Planning Authority representations
  • Grants
  • Green Energy including wind turbines and solar panels
  • New farm buildings
  • New industrial buildings

Agricultural Management and Landlord and Tenant

  • Estate Management
  • Grazing Licences
  • Landlord & Tenant Advice
  • Letting of Farms and Land (AHA/FBT Tenancies)
  • Outside Sales of Live and Dead stock
  • Tenancy Succession Advice

Catchment Sensitive Farming

  • Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme
  • Rural Economy Grants

Compensation and Utilities Work

  • Acting for Landowners and Tenants on all utilities
  • Advice on Renewable Energy and Telecoms

Farm and Land Sales

  • Amenity Land
  • Blocks of accommodation Land
  • Farm Buildings
  • Farms
  • Pony Paddocks
  • Woodland

Pipelines, Telecoms, Renewal Energy Schemes, Flood Defence Works and Transport Links

  • Electricity Lines - both local & National Grid
  • Fibre Optic Cables
  • Flood defence works
  • Gas mains
  • Mobile Phone, TV & Radio Masts
  • Renewable Energy schemes (solar, wind and hydro)
  • Road Schemes
  • Sewers & Sewerage Works
  • Water Mains & Reservoir schemes

Planning and Stewardship

  • Land Development Consultancy
  • Single Farm Payment Advice and Applications
  • Stewardship Applications and Advice
  • Strategic Planning and Options

Rural Planning

Planning advice and associated work relating to planning applications for projects such as new agricultural dwellings, barn conversions, new farm buildings, change of use of buildings, new industrial buildings and certificates of lawful use.

We also undertake forward planning and local planning authority representation and applications for diversification projects.


  • Matrimonial Purposes
  • Probate Purposes
  • Secured Lending Purposes
  • Tax Planning Purposes

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