Solar farm leasing – a new opportunity for landowners

As the energy crisis grows, more and more landowners are being approached about leasing their land for solar farms. But what steps do landowners need to take to ensure they do not get adversely caught up in the new “energy gold rush”?

Trees – some considerations for landowners

Whilst trees certainly have a great deal of amenity value (in 2008 a Victoria Plane in London was valued at £750,000), to say nothing …

The time is now – ESG and the Landed Estate

The Environmental Social Governance (ESG) criteria which replaces what most of us previously recognised as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), is a significant revision and clarification of the principles by which businesses are being measured by consumers and society in general.

Shares in future success – Employee ownership trusts

Employee ownership trusts (EOTs) are an increasingly popular vehicle that can benefit an organisation’s shareholders and its employees.

Will you, won’t you, join the dance?

Rural and private client lawyer Luke Busbridge peers through his looking glass to consider estate planning during the COVID-19 restrictions.

Residential landlord and tenant update

Managing property has been through a number of changes brought in due to COVID-19. Here’s our short and snappy guide to what’s new and what’s coming up.

Benefitting from the proceeds of crime?

The Forfeiture Act prevents a person who has unlawfully killed another person from inheriting their estate, but are there exceptions?

The post-COVID-19 world and landed estates

We don’t have a crystal ball, but we have been talking to lots of landowners recently. Here David Towns reveals what his landed estate clients feel the future holds.

Public Footpath ‘do’s and don’ts’ for landowners

With more people exploring their local area during Lockdown, we examine the ‘dos and don’ts’ for private landowners whose land is subject to public rights of way.

Landlord and Tenant Briefing

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The Coronavirus has seen the UK public retreat on a mass scale to the comfort of their own homes with the country in effect …