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WebbPaton Rural and Commercial

WebbPaton – Farming Business, Rural Property and Development Land Consultants

WebbPaton is a dynamic and thriving partnership established in 1999 by Mark Webb and George Paton. The WebbPaton team offer professional advice and action to farmers, landowners and occupiers throughout the UK.

We appreciate the complexities and challenges facing agriculture and the countryside. We have experience and expertise to advise and act on a wide range of day-to-day and major issues that our Clients face.

We focus on developing personal working partnerships with our Clients based on a friendly approach and specialist know-how. Our aim is to provide you with action, advice and results that simultaneously practical and cost-effective. Your success is crucial.

STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT LAND - We specialise in advising landowners on how to promote their land for residential, employment and mixed use development land schemes. We have over 17 years experience of working in this area.

ENTITLEMENT TRADING – Single Payment Entitlements are a valuable asset tradable separately from land. We have highly specialized knowledge and are market leaders buying and selling Entitlements for Farmers, Landowners and Institutions.

TENANCIES AND CONTRACT FARMING – Clients tell us they appreciate our practical knowledge of advising on all types of farming arrangements including Agricultural Tenancies, Contract Farming Agreements, End of Tenancy Claims, Farm Business Tenancies, Grazing Agreements, Joint Ventures, Landlord and Tenant Issues, Rent Reviews, Share Farming Agreements and Tenancy Matters. Our expertise includes setting up and terminating such agreements and advising on on-going issues such as repairs and rent reviews.

MILK QUOTA – We are expects in all aspects of Milk Quota. Mark Webb was one of the first traders of Milk Quota in 1985 and both he and George Paton have huge experience in this field. Out high tech trading system has helped us build a UK wide reputation for providing honest, professional and detailed advice and action. We can offer advice on Milk Quota Apportionments, Milk Quota Sales and Leasing, Dispute Resolution and Expert Witness Matters.

SINGLE PAYMENT SCHEME – We have considerable experience in all aspects of the Single Payment Scheme. We regularly advise on Applications, Land Registration, Cross Compliance Issues, Appeals, Disputes and National Reserve Matters. We have high level contacts in the RPA and have been to Brussels several times.

VALUATIONS – Owning land and other assets inevitably requires Valuations. Whether it’s a farm to be sold or an individual animal, WebbPaton has the experience and expertise to value both Property and Live or Dead Stock. We provide Valuations for a range of purposed including Marketing, Insurance, Lending, Divorce, Rental, Capital Taxes, Partnership Establishment and Dissolution, Stocktaking and Tenant Right.

AUCTIONS – Having prepared and run many Property and Machinery Auctions, we fully understand the importance to you of maximising the potential of every sale. We create innovative and targeted marketing campaigns to ensure each Auction fulfils it potential.

COMPENSATION AND COMPULSORY PURCHASE – Global growth in communication has led to an ever-increasing number of cables and masts whilst continuing development requires more roads and pipelines. We are expects at negotiating claims for the Owners and Occupiers of land affected by these schemes including Rights of Way, Wind Turbines, Electricity Cables, Poles and Pylons, Fibre Optic Cables, Gas Pipelines, Road Schemes, Telecom Masts and Water Pipelines.

PLANNING AND LAND DEVELOPMENT – We regularly handle Development Schemes varying from Single Building Plots and Barn Conversions through to Commercial Farmyard Developments and Swindon’s Major Expansions. We specialise in helping you to identify and promote sites and successfully negotiate with developers. We offer Free Site Appraisals, Residential development Land Sales, Option Agreement Negotiations, Valuations, Planning Advice, Sustainable/Eco Home Knowledge and we have a wealth of knowledge working nationally with Major Investors and City Institutions.

RURAL PROPERTY SALES, PURCHASES AND LETTINGS – Advising on Rural Property requires a sound market understanding and detailed knowledge of complicated issues such as the Single Payment Scheme, pollution and tied cottages. WebbPaton act for Purchasers and Sellers of Agricultural Land and Property by Auction, Private Treaty or Tender. We also Let Land and Buildings for Agricultural and Non-Agricultural uses. The range of Property we handle includes Barn Conversions, Building Plots, Rural Dwellings, Farms, Land for Farming, Equestrian, Amenity and Development Purposes and Offices and Workshops on Farms.

FINANCE – The Agricultural Mortgage Corporation is the Largest Lender to Agriculture in Britain. Established in 1929, the AMC offers Secured Loans for Farming and related purposes including Buying Land and Farms, Investments in New Enterprises and Diversifications, Restructuring Borrowing and Paying out a Partner. As AMC Agents and Valuers, WebbPaton can provide Advice and Access to Loans from £25,000 to £5,000,000

SUSTAINABILITY – Many of our Clients are committed to protecting and enhancing the environment at all levels. So are WebbPaton. We advise on many varied issues such as Manure Management Plans, Renewable Energy Schemes and Environmental Alleviation Programmes for developments of varying sizes. We have completed numerous Entry Level Stewardship Scheme Applications and, since it inception, have been one of the biggest users of ELS Online., DEFRA’s high tech applications platform. We anticipate that individual farmers will shortly be required to measure their Carbon Footprint and reduce their farm’s emissions. We are already doing this for some of our Clients. We also expect that our Clients will be able to Trade ‘Carbon Quotas’ soon and we’re ready to advice and act. We are working on several schemes using Smart Technology which will make Swindon’s Town Extensions the most Sustainable Exemplar Developments in Europe.

FARM WASTE RECYCLING – We practice what we preach! WebbPaton XS is our wholly owned Diversification Scheme running a collection service for waste plastic and cardboard. We have farming and equestrian members across southern England and bale the plastic and cardboard we receive before sending it for recycling.