If you’re thinking of buying or selling land and rural property, our team of specialists can guide you through the process.

Whether you’re planning on buying a landed estate or country house, or contemplating the strategic disposal of land for development, our team is here to help you. We understand that each transaction is unique, and our expertise extends to addressing the commercial intricacies and tax implications specific to your circumstances.

How we can help


  • For landowners navigating the disposal of land for development, we specialise in guiding them through the complexities of CGT rollover relief and the subsequent acquisition of replacement property
  • High-net-worth individuals seeking the acquisition of landed estates benefit from our comprehensive advisory services. We conduct thorough due diligence into the business entities and operations being acquired, offering tailored structuring solutions aligned with your specific circumstances
  • When buying land or property with a business element, there are also important VAT considerations. Find out more about how we can help with reducing VAT costs
  • Our experts in Stamp Duty Land Tax can also assist in maximising the available tax relief, mitigating what can be a significant cost when buying property.


  • Our advisory services extend to assisting landowners in determining the future ownership of land with development potential, taking into account your succession plan and family situation
  • We provide expert advice to neighbouring landowners contemplating land pooling arrangements, ensuring a strategic and tax-efficient approach to collaborative land use

Succession planning

  • Succession planning is a critical aspect of many land and rural property transactions, often involving the transfer of assets among family members and entities. We can help your family to navigate any tax pitfalls throughout the planning process

In the evolving landscape of land and rural transactions, our commitment is to be your trusted partner. Get in touch with our team to see how we can work together.

Contact Us

Elizabeth Hartless
Partner, London

Key experience

Elizabeth specialises in advising large and complex family groups, particularly those involving trusts.