Highly regarded in the agricultural sector, Tom Oates is recognised for his reasoned approach and his ability to see the bigger picture along with complete confidentiality.

His specialisms include land sales and acquisitions and negotiation of deals particularly within the tenanted sector. Tom works alongside some of the leading legal teams, has been involved in mediation and has appeared within Scottish Land Court. He is an approved agent for the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association and is an RICS approved valuer.


Farm Stock Dispersal Sales - Saturday 17th February 2024 at 10:30am

Hexham and Northern Marts in conjunction with Oates Rural are delighted to have received joint instructions to conduct two Farm Stock Dispersal Sales together on one day and at the same location on behalf of two highly respected North-Northumberland family farming enterprises. Whittingham Lane Farm, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 4RJ.(Viewing day - Friday 16th February, 10am - 4pm). Download the sale brochure for more info.

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Thoughts of 23

As we march on through this unbelievable wet period, heading for Christmas, thoughts turn to what has gone on over this past calendar year. One thing that is sure, it has been unbelievably busy with no signs of this abating for 2024. There have however been a number of points that spring to mind whilst looking back.

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The Amnesty has gone – don't get left behind again!

The Amnesty for retrospectively registering tenant's improvements ended over 18 months ago. This was a one-off opportunity and the exercise proved to be an excellent opportunity in getting all parties to understand exactly who owns what parts of the farm. 

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Tom went that extra mile to help out, very prompt in replying and guiding me in the right direction. Very professional and would highly recommend

Mr McC