Join Shepherd & Wedderburn's Rural Disputes Conference

Shepherd & Wedderburn have invited Tom Oates to join their Rural Disputes Conference "The ShepWedd Estate goes to court - but which one?".

The day will focus on resolving disputes affecting clients living and working in the rural sector. Tom will act as an Expert Witness in a mock cross examination and be part of the panel for this engaging and interactive day providing attendees with an invaluable insight into the role of advocates and expert witnesses in a court setting.

If you would like to attend please follow the link: Rural disputes conference 2024 | Shepherd and Wedderburn (shepwedd.com)

Join Shepherd & Wedderburn's Rural Disputes Conference

22 April 2024

Shepherd & Wedderburn have invited Tom Oates to join their Rural Disputes Conference "The ShepWedd Estate goes to court - but which one?". The day will focus on resolving disputes affecting clients living and working in the rural sector. Tom will act as an Expert Witness in a mock cross examination and be part of the panel for this engaging and interactive day providing attendees with an invaluable insight into the role of advocates and expert witnesses in a court setting. If you would like to attend please follow the link: Rural disputes conference 2024 | Shepherd and Wedderburn (shepwedd.com)  

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

05 February 2024

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

18 December 2023

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!

03 October 2023

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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One Year In - £30 million done!

11 September 2023

Oates Rural are delighted to celebrate their first anniversary since commencing trading.

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Valuing assets upon death

11 August 2023

The sad passing of a tenant can indeed be a very emotional time for all concerned. There are a huge number of issues to be dealt with and most particularly making sure all assets are appropriately valued.

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First Property Hits The Market

19 May 2023

Director, Tom Oates is delighted to announce the first property to be publicly marketed by Oates Rural.

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Lies, lies, lies and damn statistics!

12 May 2023

Every year around this time there is quite often a plethora of firms offering facts and figures about farmland transactions over the previous twelve months. These figures are extremely useful and in fact very interesting to note, although there is the strong possibility that the figures can be skewed by a potential one-off sale – it is the trends that are the key points.

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Scottish Relinquishment – Is the process working?

14 February 2023

The long-awaited Relinquishment procedure formally came of age in February 2021. The procedure itself had been much talked about prior to this, with some forwarding thinking landlords actually acting upon it whilst others remained in denial.

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Rent Reviews – Beware the false door!

10 February 2023

On the back of the wonderful year of 2022 there has been a recent flurry of activity in rent review market. There is no questioning the fact that 2022 was an extremely good year. High output prices, quite often with relatively low early acquired inputs has in number of cases seen record profit. As everyone should enjoy a bit of success care needs to be given to the future.

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