Nigel Edge, Senior Associate
Nigel is an agricultural, rural and residential property solicitor specialising in non-contentious property matters.
Nigel is a residential property solicitor specialising in non-contentious property matters including the sale and purchase of residential, agricultural and rural property, agricultural and residential landlord and tenant law, the grant of easements and rights of access.
He is also a qualified Rural Chartered Surveyor (non-practising) having previously been in the Land Management Department of Strutt & Parker LLP specialising in rural estate management and the valuation of rural, agricultural and residential property. Coupled with his background as a farmer's son, his rounded professional knowledge and experience enables him to provide practical advice to clients. Nigel is a Fellow of the Agricultural Law Association.
Nigel’s recent experience includes:
- The sale of a circa 1,200 acre country estate with planning permission for the construction of a new country house, for a significant 8 figure sum. The sale was complicated due to the title comprising a mixture of registered and unregistered titles with ownership being split between a number of different family trusts and one of the family members personally. Exchange occurred within 4 weeks of a sale being agreed, with completion thereafter.
- The sale and purchase of numerous Listed Buildings including a Grade I Listed Elizabethan Hall, which had been altered by a previous owner without the necessary Listed Building Consents and as a result, the current seller was required to obtain the necessary Listed Building Consents and undertake the required remedial works to the property between exchange and completion.
- The purchase of a 110 acre farm which had a number of legal and practical issues including access issues and issues with the supply of water and electricity to the property, site clearance and contamination issues, chancel repair liability, breaches of environmental scheme agreement conditions. The seller was required to resolve a number of these issues prior to completion but this was not achieved and therefore, the sale completed subject to significant retentions relating to the site clearance and contamination issues and the connection of the property to the mains water supply.