Partner, Head of Estate Management and Professional, Perth

Ralph has over 15 years’ experience in rural property and is head of the estates and farm management team, based in the Perth office.

Ralph has spent his professional career looking after a wide range of rural property throughout Scotland.

He provides a full land management service and has particular expertise in dealing with landlord and farm tenant issues, matters relating to agricultural holdings legislation, staff management, financial and tax planning, community liaison and sporting management.

He has considerable experience carrying out strategic rural estate reviews and implementing the agreed strategy thereafter.

An enthusiasm for farming supports the work Ralph has done in managing and setting up a number of successful farm contracts, and advising on farm and rural subsidies, enabling him to have informed discussions with farmers.

Ralph also has experience and specialist knowledge, being a RICS Registered Valuer, in the valuation, sales and purchase of rural property.

Throughout his career he has successfully dealt with a variety of wayleave and compulsory purchase matters on behalf of clients.

  • Rural estate management
  • Financial planning, budgeting, monitoring and control
  • Landlord and tenant advice for agricultural and residential property
  • Agricultural Holdings Legislation (rent reviews, landlord and tenant disputes and farm tenancies)
  • Setting up and managing contract farming agreements
  • Advising on rural subsidies
  • Strategic rural estate reviews
  • Sporting management
  • Employment advice
  • Valuation, purchase and sales of rural property
  • Compulsory purchase negotiations
  • Wayleave and compensation claims
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