Over hundreds of years of business Land Agency has been at the core of our practice. We have strong personal links with our central Lincolnshire farming community and the department is managed by Robert L.H.Bell BSc (Hons) FRICS FAAV and ably assisted by George R.Harrison BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV. Let us show you how our farm services can be of assistance to you and your business.
Contact Robert Bell or George Harrison – 01507 522222, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Land for Sale
There has been a strong start to the year for land sales with numerous parcels sold at strong values. Please use the links on the right for further information on land for sale.
Robert Bell and Company have agreed summer grazing lets over 925 acres of grassland in and around the Lincolnshire Wolds. Licences let to previous graziers or by private treaty made up the majority of the lettings and with an average grazing fee of £55/acre. This was only slightly higher than the average in 2012.
The 118th Annual Summer Grazing Auction was held on Thursday 28th March at The Black Swan, Horncastle and saw all 7 lots let with an average of £79/acre. This was down on the 2012 average of £126/acre.
There is still an opportunity in Stainfield to graze 250 acres of HLS grassland in conjunction with the vendors sheep flock. Please contact George Harrison at the Horncastle office for further details.
On 23rd August 2012 the South Ormsby Estate (managed by Robert Bell and Company for a number of generations) had the pleasure of hosting the Notts & Lincs Division of the Royal Forestry Society for a evening walk. The late Adrian Massingberd-Mundy (The Squire) put much effort into the woods on the estate and it was good to see these being appreciated. The article in the Quarterly Journal of Forestry can be viewed using the link on the right.
We specialise in rural estate management with over 200 years experience in Lincolnshire. Our office collects farm and cottage rents, pays estate bills, staff wages, NI and PAYE, manages accounts and submits same to HMIT.
Our roles in the estates extend to the regular meetings with clients, tenants and contractors and establishing firm control of the estate. Any works carried out on the estate are supervised and inspected so as to protect our clients’ interest.
The size of our firm means our service is flexible and we are able to tailor our services around any clients’ requirements. We have a strong sense of loyalty to our clients and and enjoy working for many long-standing landowners.
As Chartered Surveyors and members of the Lincolnshire Association of Agricultural Valuers, we carry out valuations for sale, probate, rental and insurance as well as handover and annual stocktaking tenantright valuations.
We presently carry out a number of end year stocktaking valuations. We have a wide variety of farm clients and valuation dates. We view this work as a chance to keep contact with our clients and accordingly the fees are kept to a minimum.
We advise our clients on matters of income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax. We are familiar with self assessment, and prepare balance sheets and trading accounts for submission and agreement with HMIT.
We have long experience in the marketing, negotiations and selling of agricultural property. We have an intimate knowledge of the local farmers and hence the local market. We are often able to agree a sale without the expense of advertising or open publicity. For information on farms and currently available for sale or let, see below or contact our Horncastle office.
We are involved heavily in applying for entitlements each May. We are also involved in entitlement transfers and associated developments to the scheme.
We are highly involved in the management of commercial and amenity woodland from nursery to felling and sale. We advise on the appropriate species, planting methods, crop protection, costings, available woodland grants and eventual sale of timber. We are members of the Royal Forestry Society.
We deal with both landlords and tenants in all aspects of agricultural, commercial and residential property law. Our service includes, finding tenants, drawing up agreements, rental negotiations, serving notices and if necessary, representation at arbitration.
We act for farmers and landowners in preparing and negotiating claims for loss of land, nuisance, severance, disturbance and injurious affection where land or wayleaves are compulsory purchased. Generally the acquiring authority pay our fees.
We hold regular auction sales and these include farm machinery and implements, live and deadstock and of course sales of land. Our land agents are experienced in on site valuation and sales of farm machinery and have a wide database of potential buyers and sellers. We are also the appointed Auctioneers to the Lincoln Longwool Sheep Breeders’ Association. For further information about forthcoming sales contact our Auction Department.
Every Spring we compile a catalogue of lots of summer keeping in the local area. Please contact our Horncastle office if you wish to enter lots or if you wish to be added to our database of graziers.
The new Environmental Stewardship Schemes available to farmers are now up and running. The start dates for the Entry Level Scheme are now monthly. We are able to assist with the completion of forms.