We can advise on all aspects of the relevant law governing the occupation of rural properties.

Whether residential, agricultural or commercial we are well practiced in advising landlords and tenants of their rights and obligations.

We specialise in advising our clients on the intricate legal framework governing farm business tenancies under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and secure agricultural tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. We are also experienced in advising on other forms of tenancy/occupation, including licenses, herbage agreements and tenancies at will.

Compulsory purchase

We advise landowners and utility companies on all aspects of compulsory acquisition.

If you are affected by a scheme, we can ensure that the relevant authority complies with their legal obligations and advise on your rights for compensation, including preparing a claim and negotiating settlement with the authority.

When representing statutory authorities we liaise with engineers to identify a preferred route, reference landownership, negotiate access and advise on the appropriate level of any claim.

Mediation, arbitration and litigation

Our knowledge and experience enables us to guide our client efficiently through potentially contentious or litigious situations.

When negotiated settlement cannot be reached, we understand the duty and responsibility which comes with acting as an expert witness before courts, tribunals and arbitrations.

Whether matrimonial disputes, compensation claims, landlord and tenant disputes, end of tenancy matters or professional negligence claims we can provide the authoritative evidence or form part of a representing team.

Independent experts

Expert witnesses are highly experienced professionals who advise courts in legal matters, frequently involving disputes over property.

They are required to provide independent, objective and unbiased testimony to the court in reports and when giving evidence under oath. Expert witnesses operate under mandatory Civil Procedures Rules and guidance from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Fenn Wright have a number of highly trained and qualified expert witnesses who maintain high levels of professional development. They are often called upon for their expertise in matters involving farm land, estates, fisheries, rural, residential and commercial properties.

Please get in touch if you need the help of an expert witness in land and property disputes involving -

  • Boundaries
  • Land values, including land for development
  • Division of assets
  • Placement of wind turbines, telecommunications equipment, pylons etc
  • Fisheries, lakes, rivers and waterways