Land & Estate Management

The multi-faceted Estate Office under one roof

All Land and Estate Management Services in one place

We operate as a private client Estate Office in one location for a range of clients, including our own family operations.

From Thirsk we provide full management services on a range of fee structures from ad hoc advice to full estate management. We manage approximately 10,000 acres across the north of England including in-hand farming, forestry and commercial operations.

What makes us different?

Merit Estates

  • Bespoke fee structures to suit clients
  • Personal service
  • Value for money
  • First hand experience in decision making

Other professionals

  • Can be fixed in their fee structures
  • Often delegate work down the ranks and lose contact
  • Have huge overheads and corporate needs propped up by higher fees
  • can often only act as objective advisors with no first hand experience
Our Process

Consult, Instruct, React

We suit our service to meet the client, but it fits neatly into the above. We provide timely and expert options to the client with our most preferred course, the client instructs, we react.


We offer an initial free hour on consultation to understand our client’s needs. We assess primarily whether we can help and how we can. It is a two-way discussion of need and delivery.

This approach is the same whether it is a one-off job or the need for full management.


When we have clearly identified our role, the fee structure and the services that we will deliver, formal terms are presented to the client for instruction.

As an RICS Regulated firm, we must deliver a professional services with a clear scope of instruction. We aim to turn this around within two days of agreeing the terms.


Without delay, we seek to deliver the required advice or services in a timely and efficient manner to reflect the degree of urgency. The degree of this reaction depends entirely on the service, and further detail into the areas of expertise can be found in the related services section below.


Nothing in the world of property stands still. We annually review our position with clients to ensure that it remains suitable to meet the needs of the clients.

We have honest relationships with our clients with regards to changes in circumstances, delivery of aims and value. We pride ourselves in keeping very longstanding clients who continue to return to us for all their property related matters.

Get in touch

Smart, organized, professional and well connected. Will’s knowledge of land sales and planning law has pushed us in a direction we never knew existed. He is a skilled leader and negotiator, and excellent value for money. Unreservedly recommended!

Property Investor and Developer
Related Services

See below the links to related services that will offer more detail into exactly what we do.

Acquisition & Sales Advice
It’s a long road to successfully purchasing or selling any property. The journey is fraught hidden potholes and blind bends. …
Farm Business Advice
This includes areas such as: Budgets and Costs Movement Paperwork Registration of Business Agronomy Services through partner businesses Soil sampling
Farm Support & Woodland Advice
Across either North Yorkshire or County Durham, we can assist clients with the following key areas: Agricultural Transition and Delinked Payments Sustainable …
Land & Development
We are heavily involved in strategic land development across the Estates we manage. Both as advisors and private investors in …
RICS Red Book Valuations
As RICS Registered Valuers, we can offer valuation services for the following areas. We can’t offer reports for borrowing purposes …
Planning & Building Control
We can assist you with planning applications of various scale and complexity. We have all of the tools in-house to …
Building Design & AutoCAD Drawings
If you have an idea in mind for a small-scale development that does not require an Architect, we can help …
Residential Lettings
Residential Lettings services include: Full management Let only arrangements Tenancy Creation Compliance Checks and Reporting Minor works and refurbishment
Sporting Advice
This area of the business is more out of a passion for shooting rather than a key service. We are …
Call us today to find out how we can help you

We specialise in delivering professional advice to private clients and institutions on complex property matters