Rural & Agriculture

Bentons offer a friendly and experienced Agricultural department, providing all year around support to farmers and land owners. We assist the local and wider farming community with all Agricultural matters.

In addition to our main office, we have a further busy office at the Melton Mowbray Cattle Market, which provides support and advice to local farmers on current issues arising in the farming sector which can be discussed and then followed up with one to one meetings either at the office or the farm. The office at the market is open on Tuesday mornings. We welcome new and old clients with refreshments and a friendly atmosphere.

James and the team regularly meet with clients to ensure their business is able to continue to grow and be successful. Over the years, Bentons Agricultural department has developed a strong client basis we look to meet clients annually to complete Stock Taking Valuations and cover any issues which may have arisen over the year.




Agriculture Team

Overseeing the Agriculture team is James Sealy BSc. (Hons) MRICS FAAV FLAA. James completed a Rural Enterprise and Land Management degree at Harper Adams University in 2005 and is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), he is an RICS Registered Valuer and Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers and Livestock Auctioneers Association (CAAV) and has vast experience in the sector. James started his career at Bletsoes and later worked at Newark and Melton Livestock markets until he joined Bentons in 2020 to head the department.


Lucy Morgan Bsc. (Hons) grew up on a small holding in Herefordshire and made the move the Leicestershire after completing her degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management at Harper Adams University in 2020. After assisting with all aspects of office life at Melton Mowbray Market Lucy joined the Bentons team in August 2021. Lucy assists James with all rural matters taken on by the Agriculture Department and is currently training to become an RICS accredited Chartered Surveyor.


When not in the office Lucy can be found down the yard with her horse Derry, which she has produced from a 5-year-old, out with her Labrador puppy Inka who is currently training to become a gun dog.

Bentons Service

James and Lucy develop a close working relationship with all our clients and hold ‘meet and greet’ sessions every Tuesday morning at our Melton Mowbray Market office for new and existing clients.


Together, they can assist on a diverse range of services that are tailored to each client’s needs and includes but is not limited to our highlighted services below. We also specialise in the selling and letting of farm estates, land and paddocks and equestrian property as well as also helping clients to acquire land and property to their specific needs across the midlands.


•   Farm and Land Auctions – Live and Dead stock
•   Land & Estate Management – including Agricultural Holdings Act & Farm Business Tenancy Agreements, Grass Keeping Agreements,  Cropping Licences & Contract Farming Agreements.
•   Stock Taking Valuations
•   Basic Payment Scheme
•   Countrywide Stewardship
•   Farm Business Accounts
•   Grant Applications
•   Farm Keeping Records
•   Farm Assurance Records
•   Budget and Enterprise Costings
•   Registrations of Agricultural Waste Exemptions
•   Rural Business Management
•   Probate, Security and Professional Valuations
•   Planning and Development advice
•   Farm and equipment Auctions