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Lacy Scott and Knight is long-established within the farming community of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire. We are well respected for our sound judgement and understanding of rural and agricultural matters. The rural economy continues to change at a fast pace brought about by Brexit, globalisation of agriculture, the changing nature of land ownership, subsidies and planning regulations.

Our experienced team of Land Agents are able to offer advice to both landowners, farmers and tenants. We currently act for a range of rural landowners and occupiers, of varying size and complexity, with interests ranging from the more traditional farming activities to those that have or are looking to diversify as a way of introducing additional streams of income.

We provide a comprehensive range of agricultural and rural services for farmers and landowners in the area providing you with expert advice on:

Valuation and Taxation:

Advice and valuation for taxation and finance, Capital Gains Tax, Inheritance Tax, Income and Corporation Tax. Assets and insurance valuations.

Landlord and Tenant Matters:

Agricultural Tenancies (under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (FBTs), commercial and residential lettings.


Relating to agricultural buildings, agricultural tied dwellings, general permitted development and planning law.

Rural Subsidies:

Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship Scheme, Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMs) and future rural subsidies.

Farm Management:

Contract farming agreements and accounts, cropping licences, abstraction licences, farm reorganisation and diversification.

Compulsory Purchase and Compensation Claims:

Including water/gas pipelines, electricity wayleaves involving acquisition, severance, disturbance and/or injurious affection of land by public utilities.

Telecommunication Masts and Renewable Energy:

Advice on sites, lease and option agreements.

Dispute Resolution:

Our partners have practical experience of the various dispute resolution methods, including arbitration, expert witness, mediation and tribunals. 

The Agriculture Team

Graham Ford

Partner Agricultural
BSc (Hons) MRICS

01284 748634

Gerard Smith

Partner Agricultural

01284 748604 

Annie Jones

BSc (Hons) MRICS

01284 748611

Eleanor Pratt

Graduate Surveyor
BSc (Hons)

01284 748639

Anthony Holliday


01284 748632

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