WE HAVE MANY TYPES OF CLIENTS

Solicitors.

What we do:

  • Valuations of farm and forest assets for probate, stamp duty, intra family transfer
  • Assistance with the drafting of farm and plantation lease agreements especially in the areas of rent review, outgoings treatment, compensation for tenant's improvements at lease expiry, repairs and dispute resolution provision.
  • Expert witness advice for all forms of rural property and in any court or tribunal. This can include straightforward valuation advice or economic/business analysis.
  • Assistance with the formulation of advice in farm succession matters be it valuation, leasing, multiple ownership or other property based solutions.

Accountants and Financial Advisers.

What we do:

  • Valuations for financial reporting of forest and farm property.
  • Valuations for all forms of taxation.
  • Valuation of rural assets being placed into Self-managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs) or requiring annual revaluation.
  • Assessment of market rental value for rural assets held by Self-managed Superannuation Funds (SMSFs).
  • Preparation of infrastructure valuations for depreciation schedules.

Financial Institutions, Public Companies, Superannuation Funds.

What we do:

  • Valuation of agricultural and forest property for financial reporting.
  • Valuation of assets at the time of purchase or disposal.
  • Research and analysis into major investment considerations, (economic, technical or policy) for institutional rural investment.

Investors in Australian farm or forest land.

What we do:

  • Outline advice for intending investors who are considering Australian rural property.
  • Identifying suitable property for investors.
  • Pre-purchase appraisal or valuation.
  • Negotiation of purchase.
  • Advice regarding asset realisation (but not acting as selling agent).
  • Assistance with the preparation of submissions to the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) where these are required.

Government.

What we do:

  • Advice and valuations for a range of government instrumentalities both State and Commonwealth.
  • The undertaking of research and advisory projects in all areas of forestry and agriculture.