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Rural Estate and Farm Commercial Lettings - Guide

Review key issues and the wider context of commercial lettings in a rural estate 

Maximise your profit and minimise your risk

Course Duration:
1.5 hours
1.5 hours CPD

Web class recording

£40 + VAT


Commercial lettings are making a vital contribution to the economy of many rural estates.  This web class will review some of the key issues for commercial lettings in a rural setting.  In particular we’ll consider how to strike the right balance between maximising revenue and minimising outgoings with broader considerations of covenant and property risk. 

We’ll also discuss the wider fit of commercial lettings within the rural estate portfolio, including the management of all-important tax considerations.  This will be as relevant to the established letting operation as to the landowner or farmer considering a commercial conversion or new-build for the first time.


  • Basic letting requirements under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • Security of tenure, contracting out and the wider implications
  • Investment appraisal for traditional building conversions
  • Income and capital tax implications of rural conversions and new-builds
  • Repairs and other outgoings: who, how and when?

Learning outcomes

  • Appraise the investment opportunities and returns generated by rural commercial lettings
  • Adapt tenancy terms to rural estate and farm settings
  • Provide strategic advice on the role of commercial lettings within the broader rural portfolio  
  • Provide detailed advice on the management of existing and new commercial lettings

Who should take this course

  • Rural estate managers,
  • Rural property consultants,
  • Valuers,
  • Landowners and managers,
  • Estate trustees,
  • Solicitors,
  • Accountants
  • Anybody else with an interest in rural estate and land management and valuation

Course format

This web class recording will be a combination of structured learning points, using a Powerpoint presentation. Once you are enrolled, you have access to all course materials.

*This course will be available for 14 days from the date of purchase. 


  • RICS Professionals £40 + VAT
  • Non-RICS Professionals £50 + VAT
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£40 + VAT