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Landed Estates and Historic Property

Owners of landed estates face age-old challenges relating to succession, death and divorce; new challenges around Brexit; tax reform for first generation land-owners; and now the challenges the health crisis brings.

These extend from cancelled events and visitor attractions, to employment issues around farm workers and casual labour, and wider family and community demands at a time when income is constrained and capital is threatened, and traditional portfolios suffer unexpected losses.

While there has been some welcome relief of relaxation in taxes relating to heritage property, urban estates are facing new challenges to keep their commercial tenants solvent whilst securing opportunities in new projects around re-generation and place making. 

Our clients are having to adapt to new roles and responsibilities around this – from the owners, to the agents, to the estate managers – each trying to understand how best to support according to each other's needs.

We are alongside, helping our clients navigate these issues, from tenancy, to employment, to insurance, as well as commercialising assets and future proofing with careful brand management and strategic land developments. We are also handling heritage issues, and problems arising around art and shared assets as well as supporting clients on liquidity issues and re-financings.

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