About Hazel Eccles
Hazel handles a wide range of rural property and development work, acting for farmers, landowners and landed estates. Hazel advises clients on a full range of agricultural and commercial property matters including acquisitions, disposals, tenancies and the grant of ancillary rights.
Hazel’s agricultural expertise includes: sales and acquisitions of land, estates, residential houses, and commercial land, buildings and businesses, including letting of business units, such as converted farm buildings and other diversification projects, along with the registration of land, establishing rights and obligations, advising on such issues as adverse possession and lost deeds, and the granting easements, licences and farm business tenancies.
For strategic land, Hazel specialises in drafting and negotiating option, promotion, and joint venture agreements, acting predominantly for landowners but also for promoters/developers, overage provisions, section 106 agreements and unilateral undertakings, along with dealing with the eventual sale from landowner to developer following the grant of a planning permission.
Hazel also deals with many aspects of renewable energy projects, such as granting commercial leases to wind or solar power developers and/or businesses.
Hazel is a member of the Agricultural Law Association, and is on the committee for the Thames Valley branch of Women in Property and the Berkshire branch of the RABI Charity.