Farm and Estate Management
Farm and Estate Management
King West are retained by farm and estate-owning clients across the East Midlands and wider afield.
Our farm and estate management responsibilities include strategic and day-to-day management of – and regular consultancy for - privately owned medium sized (4000 acre plus) and smaller landed estates. Our brief typically includes overall advice, management of let residential, agricultural and business properties, farm and woodland management, supervision of contractors, employment/paymentof staff and a full range of financial management services.
Our in-hand farm management typically involves responsibility for contract-managed arable operations and annual sale of grass under a variety of profit à prendre or short-term grazing arrangements.
We also act in a consultancy role for other trustee or family company owned estates, offering a similarly wide range of professional advice and services.
Our services include all aspects of building management for and we have extensive experience working with a wide range of rural properties. In particular, we manage planned cyclical maintenance, property refurbishment, repair schemes and organising projects large and small, with access to advanced specialist Drone survey photography.
The firm is involved with maintenance, management and re-use of listed and other historic buildings, with established working contacts at Historic England and other bodies engaged with conservation of heritage assets.
We are experienced in the management and surveying of commercial buildings and can provide advice on maintenance and repairs. Planned maintenance schedules and supervision of all building works can be provided. For commercial leases we can prepare Schedules of Condition and undertake Dilapidations Surveys; providing support and advice in subsequent negotiations between landlord and tenant. We can arrange carrying out of Full building surveys, for assessing the condition of commercial properties prior to purchase or to assist with commercial portfolio planning.
We can offer or arrange a wide range of residential building surveys to accommodate the client needs, and arrange buildings surveys for specialist areas. Our services include advice on and management of property refurbishment; arranging building condition reports for property management or purchase, Dilapidations Surveys in accordance with accepted protocol; and negotiations on behalf of both landlord and tenant clients.
Our bookkeepers can fulfil most of our property-owning clients' accounting requirements, using computerised Landmark Key Prime software. They routinely deal with PAYE staff payroll, VAT (including partially exempt regimes) regular management reporting, payment of accounts, collection of rents, credit control and preparation of year-end data for client’s taxation advisors.
Over many years we have invested in advanced software for estate mapping, which uses up-to-date digitised Ordnance Survey information overlaid onto aerial photography. It is capable of producing high-quality plans for an infinite range of estate and farm management uses.
Other Professional Work
In addition our rural professional team are experienced and proficient with Valuations, Expert Witness, Compulsory Purchase and Compensation, Conservation Schemes, Diversification Schemes and Landlord & Tenant work.