With a proud history of more than 250 years working for clients with land and property to buy, sell or rent in Essex & Suffolk.

ABOUT US

Fenn Wright are East Anglia’s leading, independently owned partnership of chartered surveyors, estate agents and property consultants, with a reputation for providing the highest level of client care. Although we've been around since 1768 we endeavour to mix traditional business values with contemporary methods to deliver an appropriate, personalised service.

We subscribe to the codes of practice defined by professional bodies that protect the interests of home buyers, sellers, tenants and landlords - as members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), National Association of Estate Agents (NAEA) & Association of Registered Lettings Agents (ARLA). We are also members of The Property Ombudsman.

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Our people

A successful local business proud of it's independence.

Old-fashioned values of hard-work, commitment and personal responsibility are as relevant to us today as they would have been to our forefathers. And we're also bang up-to-date. We are fortunate to attract great staff and the partners lead a team of more than 150 people in ten locations in Essex and Suffolk. All Fenn Wright people are listed in the staff directory.

FAQ

Fenn Wright

Top 5 FAQs

How do I know I am getting the right return from my agricultural investment?

Over recent years we have seen significant increases in soft commodity prices and farm profitability. This has directly influenced rental levels which have shown significant growth over the same period. The two main forms of agricultural tenancy govern the way the rent is calculated, either on earning capacity or a straight open market comparison.  The latter depends very much on the quality of land and the appetite/competition in a geographic location, with Farm Business Tenancy (FBT) rents ranging from £135 to over £200 per acre.

Whether you are considering a rent review or a new letting we have the necessary market knowledge and technical skills to advise on the relevant process.  Our advice is tailored to the unique circumstances of each holding to ensure the maximum return from your investment.

In order to provide the necessary infrastructure a utility provider has certain legislative powers to enable them to lay apparatus in/on private land. They must however follow strict procedures and compensate landowners for both the existence of the apparatus and any damage/disturbance arising out of the work.

At Fenn Wright we have the necessary skill and experience to guide you through the compulsory purchase process, ensuring your rights are protected and that you are properly remunerated.

The occupation of land by an agricultural tenant is governed by two main Acts and the ability of a landlord to recover vacant possession will depend on which Act governs the tenants occupation. Any tenancy which commenced before 1st September 1995 is likely to be an old style tenancy where the Tenant benefits from security of tenure for life, and possible up to two generations via succession rights. Landlords have limited grounds on which to recover possession and the process of removing a tenant is fraught with technical and procedural challenges. Post 1st September 1995 tenancies offered the tenant only limited security, but again the process of recovering possession is governed by formal procedures which are both time limited and complex.

At Fenn Wright we are experienced in advising and managing all forms of agricultural letting, and the implications for both landlords and tenants. We can advise on your rights and the processes appropriate to the circumstances to ensure your position is protected and due procedures followed.

It is important to take professional advice in order to establish whether the nature of the lease, the premises and current market evidence justifies an increase in the rent. We regularly advise both landlords and tenants in relation to rent reviews and undertake negotiations to ensure an appropriate rent is agreed. Should it not be possible to reach agreement the matter will usually be referred to an Independent Surveyor or Arbitrator, depending upon the terms of the lease and where we again offer appropriate representation.

For further advice please contact one of our Landlord & Tenant team.

Our fees for selling or letting premises are usually performance related, calculated on the basis of a percentage of the sale price or rent and only payable upon the transaction being completed. We offer a comprehensive, professional service and if you would like further details and a quote for selling or letting your property please contact our Agency team.