We manage many of the finest estates in the UK and over the years we have conducted many sales of country estates in the UK. The world changes but the key attributes for selling estates seems to remain the same. Residential buyers focus on location, elegance, facilities and tranquility; corporate and institutional purchasers seek farming returns, development opportunities and broad commercial criteria.
Market knowledge and strong negotiating skills provide the cornerstones when handling the sale of estates. However, the process is highly complex and our foundations as an estate management firm affords us a profound understanding of the estates market and the ability to be highly creative when proposing a strategy to maximise asset value.
Country estate management matters such as legal title, tenancies, subsidy entitlements, employment issues, stewardship, farming business structures and many more need to be in order for successful sales to be achieved. Our planning teams are invariably involved to maximise value and we also have a strong in-house building surveying team.
Estate acquisitions require similar skill sets. Each year we act for many clients in the complex purchase of rural estates for sale, ensuring successful acquisition and onward management.