Wm Sykes & Son have been synonymous with agricultural sales since 1866. Our agricultural team offer a specialised service for the sale of land, farms, farmhouses, cottages and barn conversions.

The team is headed up by senior partner, Paul Dixon. Paul has over 40 years’ experience in agricultural property. He is assisted by Rebecca Crossfield BSc (Hons) MRICS and John Firth BSc (Hons) MRICS, qualified Chartered Surveyors with over 30 years of experience between them.

What do we offer?

  • Sales by auction and private treaty of all types of agricultural property
  • Valuations and sales of agricultural properties for sale, letting, insurance, income tax and capital tax planning, probate, court proceedings, business reorganisation and refinancing
  • Advice on the redevelopment of barns and farmyards for residential purposes.

Professional work including:

  • Single Payment Scheme/Basic Payment Scheme and entitlements
  • Tenancy agreements and licenses
  • Compensation claims against utility companies for damages and crop loss and negotiating easements across land
  • Negotiating contracts for mobile phone masts and wind turbines
  • Planning applications for agricultural dwellings and buildings
  • Development appraisal for non-agricultural development and diversification
  • Environmental and stewardship schemes


Please call Rebecca, Paul or John on (01484) 683543 to discuss any of these matters in confidence, or email Rebecca Crossfield ( or John Firth ( for further information.