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    A five generation independent family business established in 1803 offering unrivalled LOCAL KNOWLEDGE and expertise. Renowned specialist agents for special and unusual properties. Website: www.rturner.co.uk Country Property Specialist Property Rental Agents Equestrian Properties Farms and Land for Sale and to Rent
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    Founded over 200 years ago, Richard Turner & Son is a fifth-generation independent family business with exceptional local knowledge and expertise of rural and residential estates, livestock and agriculture across Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire.
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    In addition to our headquarters in Bentham (Yorkshire), we operate from offices in Sawley (Lancashire) and Crooklands (Cumbria). With years of experience in the rural world, we pride ourselves on offering exceptional service to the agricultural industry. As well as providing comprehensive rural and residential estate services, our team is also responsible for the running of the Auction Mart at Bentham.

    Whether you are looking for professional help to sell a property or land, or are simply in need of some no-nonsense advice on rural matters, our experienced team are best placed to help. Centuries of experience passed down through generations has placed us as experts in our field, with services extending to estate agency, valuations, agricultural claims and livestock sales to name a few.

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    Estate Agency

    Whether you're buying, selling or letting, Richard Turner & Son has an experienced team of estate agents on hand to make sure that the whole process runs as smoothly as possible for all parties involved. From the day the company was founded in 1803, we have been an integral part of the agricultural industry which means that we are the leading rural estate agents for all aspects of large rural estates right down to small land parcels.

    When it comes to buying or selling a property, it's good to know that you are dealing with a reputable firm. That's where we come in. Our team of qualified professionals utilise the leading agency software and customer databases in order to provide you with wide access to the marketplace.

    Richard Turner & Son are fully regulated by the relevant authorities and we work hard to ensure that all of our customers get what they need with minimal hassle, receiving the best value for money along the way. Alongside the many years of experience that we have to offer, our proven track record of successful transactions has made us experts when it comes to the sale of residential property, farms, agricultural estates and smallholdings.

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    Machinery & Livestock Sales

    Thanks to our expertise and long experience of working with farmers across the North West, Cumbria and Yorkshire, Richard Turner & Son can help you with any agricultural, machinery and livestock dispersal sales. We can provide on-farm and on-site dispersal sales for both livestock and machinery. This is often ideal for those who are wishing to retire or reduce their on-farm commitments.

    In addition to this, we are also long standing auctioneers and secretaries for Bentham Auction market, which conduct regular weekly livestock and seasonal machinery sales.

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    Richard Turner & Son Estate Agents have a team of experienced valuers who are ready to provide clients with accurate, point of market valuation advice.

    Over the decades, we have built up a strong relationship and links with rural communities. As a result of this, our valuers have an unrivalled depth of knowledge of the rural industry, with a primary focus on farms and estates. This includes residential and commercial properties, development land and planning as well as land with sporting rights.

    Richard Turner & Son can offer valuation services for a variety of purposes, including:

    • Bank Valuations
    • Sales and Acquisitions
    • Tax Planning and Accounting
    • Annual Reports
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Secured Lending
    • Investment Portfolios
    • Statutory Tax Purposes and Transfers
    • Appraisals and Strategic Reviews
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    Utility & Compensation Claims

    Richard Turner & Son provides clients with specialist professional representation with regards to any utility or compensation matters. Our experienced team will act on behalf of individuals affected by compulsory purchase on road schemes or any other compensation matters arising out of water, electricity, gas and any other linear infrastructure schemes. We can advise you on the best ways to protect your interests as well as identifying ways in which schemes can be used to maximise the potential of a holding.

    There is a right to claim compensation if a utility company takes entry under the statute to lay pipes across your land. In every case, utility companies and statutory undertakers have a duty to pay compensation for crop losses, damage, loss of development potential and the value of the easement they are acquiring.

    The qualified Land Agents at Richard Turner & Son specialise in matters relating to pipelines, compensation, compulsory purchase, Wayleaves and Easements and would be happy to help you with a claim.

    Examples of the things we can help with include:

    • New gas or water pipeline schemes
    • Highway improvement or widening schemes
    • Accommodation works, early entry negotiations and general supervision
    • Ownership notice enquiries
    • Compensation assessment and negotiation including land taken, disturbance, inconvenience and land & surface damage
    • Record of conditions
    • Environment Agency watercourse improvements
    • Blight and purchase notices
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    Landlord & Tenant

    Qualified experts at Richard Turner & Son are trusted by a number of landlords and tenants across the Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire regions. Working closely with a range of landowners, our experts can provide professional guidance with regards to agricultural tenancies and the letting of farm holdings.

    Whatever your requirements, Richard Turner & Son are on-hand and will deliver a personable service from a team that you can trust. Our roots within the agricultural industry go back hundreds of years, so you can relax safe in the knowledge that your requirements will be handled by somebody with unrivalled expertise.

    We can provide landlord and tenant services for:

    • Preparation of tenancy and licence agreements
    • Rent Reviews
    • Surrender of tenancy agreements
    • Tenant right valuations
    • Tenancy successions
    • Tender applications for farms and land
    • Schedules of condition
    • Dispute settlement
    • Overseeing repairs and maintenance
    • Long term estate planning
    • Diversification
    • Tax planning
    • Dilapidation claims
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    Auctioneering Services

    Richard Turner & Son regularly carry out independent auction sales of agricultural and residential property, land, farms and estates. Our end-to-end auctioneering service makes for a quick and hassle-free process for no-obligation advice and valuations right through to marketing the whole package from start to finish.

    Why choose an auction sale?

    Choosing whether to sell your property through an auction depends on a range of circumstances. Benefits of choosing the auctioneering method include greater transactional speed, certainty and transparency over a private treaty sale. Because of this, auctions are a popular way of achieving these goals and Richard Turner & Son are best placed to help with your requirements.

    Here are just a few examples of properties that we have provided auctioneering services for:

    • Agricultural land and buildings
    • Farms
    • Rural Estates
    • Residential Property
    • Paddocks and woodland
    • Development property and land (with or without planning consent)
    • Commercial units with part residential
    • Time-pressured sales
    • Ground rents
    • Commercial property
    • Licensed trade - pubs, clubs, guest houses, hotels and restaurants

    Richard Turner & Son are also auctioneers and secretaries to Bentham Auction Mart in the Yorkshire Dales. We facilitate the weekly sales of fatstock, breeding stock, store stock and machinery auctions at both sites.

    We are also able to offer an on-farm dispersal, progeny and deplenishment sales on behalf of our clients.

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    Livestock Stocktake

    Richard Turner & Son has been working closely with farmers across Northern England for many decades. As such, many farmers in the area rely on us to provide expert, specialist and practical advice on the preparation of accurate stocktaking valuations which comply with RICS Valuation, in line with professional standards.

    We look after any complicated matters so that you can get back to doing what you do best. Here are just a few examples of what our livestock stocktaking service can offer:

    • Preparation of valuations for Income and Corporation Tax purposes
    • Advice to farmers and accountants in the preparation of valuations
    • Assistance in investigations into annual stock valuations (ASV's)
    • Advice on record-keeping for the farmer
    • Cost-efficient preparation of valuations
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    Subsidy, Stewardship & Farm Matters

    Richard Turner & Son are able to provide professional advice regarding all aspects of the basic payment scheme and environmental schemes (old and new). This includes Countryside Stewardship, Capital Grant Schemes, Hedgerow and Boundary Grants, Countryside Productivity Schemes and the Historic Higher Level and Entry-Level Stewardship. We offer assistance with applications, entitlements, annual claims, capital works claims as well as land transfers and amendments.

    At present, we are trusted by over 500 existing basic payment scheme clients across our three offices in the North West of England, with clients ranging from individual farmers and landowners to rural estates. Our experienced team possesses the expertise and knowledge to provide comprehensive advice on Scheme Registration, entitlements (including national reserve applications), land mapping issues, land and entitlement transfers, completion of annual claims/applications, the Young Farmer Scheme, checking claim statements and entitlement status as well as Cross-Compliance and Greening requirements. For anybody looking to take land or farms on longer-term agreements we can prepare business plans and budgets to support tenancy and contract farming tenders. Richard Turner & Son can also handle short term land occupation arrangements from finding occupiers to managing existing agreements.

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    *Guide Price: An indication of a seller's minimum expectation at auction and given as a “Guide Price” or a range of “Guide Prices”. This is not necessarily the figure a property will sell for and is subject to change prior to the auction.

    Reserve Price: Each auction property will be subject to a “Reserve Price” below which the property cannot be sold at auction. Normally the “Reserve Price” will be set within the range of “Guide Prices” or no more than 10% above a single “Guide Price.”

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