Land, being a scarce commodity, is being used for much more than growing crops and animals these days.
Examples such as solar farms, biomass crops, fracking operations can be competing with sporting and entertainment enterprises. Perhaps one of the best known examples is Glastonbury Festival, once a farm used to host a small music event, now a phenomenally successful international entertainment event. Whatever the land is used for, it’s important to have agreed contracts to ensure all parties understand the responsibilities and the terms involved.
There are also specific rules and opportunities for sporting licences, such as shooting and grazing agreements.
Our lawyers have experience of a wide range of rural activities and agreeing contracts and permissions to reflect them, albeit not on the same scale as that rather large music festival.