26.05.2021 COVID/19

Notice to all our Clients and Customers

As we begin to ease out of lockdown our office premises will remain closed to the public. Face to Face meetings may not still be possible, communication may be conducted by telephone, conference call or by using various video platforms. We are still operating a strict appointment only system should a face to face meeting be required.

The Housing Market remains open and all viewings and market appraisals of properties will require an appointment to be booked in advance. The Property Team will issue strict guidelines to be adhered to prior to any viewings etc taking place.

Our Team can be contacted either by email at info@hewats.co.uk. or by telephoning 01556 502391 or 01556 502946.

Please note some members of our Team are currently still working remotely and as a whole and we will try to minimise any potential disruption to our/your service and continue to work towards providing a full service to our clients where possible.

The continued Welfare and Health and Safety of our Staff and Clients remains our top priority.

We thank you for your continued support. Stay Safe & Stay Well.

The Hewats Team.

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Agriculture & Rural Law


This ever developing area of the law involves an extensive range of work associated with farming and agricultural businesses.

For new and for expanding businesses this can involve the purchase or lease of agricultural land and properties.

The purchase of an agricultural property or farm will involve obtaining advice on mortgage and loan securities, Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, issues which could arise in the transfer of a going concern and dealing with current subsidy systems and grant systems.  Advice can also be given concerning the purchase and lease of equipment and other items, for example, stock often included in agricultural property transactions.

Hewats can also advise on the structure of a farming business and determining, with other advisers, for example accountants, the best options for an agricultural business.  These can arrange from sole trader through partnership options to Limited Company status. We can also assist with all legal work related to the sale of agricultural properties and can act for either landlord or tenant in the lease of agricultural properties.

Agricultural Leases involve particularly complex areas of law and early legal advice is essential.

The agricultural sector is undergoing significant changes at present due to demographic and political factors, including increasing environmental burdens.

There are also more general trends, including the consolidation of farming units and businesses and the need for succession and retirement planning for those already involved in the sector.

Hewats have both extensive internal experience in the firm and an extensive network of contacts in legal and other sectors and can provide tailored and cost effective services and advice to clients involved in this sector.

Hewats would be happy to provide preliminary advice to any clients on any matters relating to agricultural and rural business law.

If you are interested in the services that Hewats can offer please contact us and find out what we can do for you.

"Fantastic team,dealt with our late fathers estate and sale of his home. Thank you for making a difficult time easier for our family. We can not recommend them enough."

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