Definition of land agent in English:

land agent

noun

British
  • 1A person employed to manage an estate on behalf of its owners.

    • ‘Mark Osborne, a land agent and estate management expert, said: ‘Scottish grouse moors have been in serious decline for decades and the future is bleak.’’
    • ‘Born in Warwickshire, she was the daughter of a land agent whose moral qualities are reflected in those of the upright Adam Bede.’
    • ‘Neither had he bargained for the chance encounter with Susan Brown-Whitaker, the recently divorced granddaughter of the last British land agent to occupy the big house.’
    • ‘Tim Moore, Lord Bath's land agent, said the family party had a a private guest list closed to the public.’
    • ‘While serving as land agent to Lord Armadale, Rae entertained Sir Walter Scott when he came calling in a yacht, researching The Pirate.’
    • ‘Andrew Aitchison, Mackintosh's land agent in Scotland, said there had been a succession of fires of which at least one could have ended in tragedy.’
    • ‘Hans Sloane was born in 1660 in Killyleagh, County Down, the son of a Protestant land agent for the Earl of Clanbrassil.’
    • ‘See the great estates of absentee English landlords patrolled by land agents like Michael Kitchen.’
    • ‘Its celebrated tactic was the boycott, so called from its use against Capt. Charles Boycott, a land agent who refused to concede rent reductions.’
    • ‘In 1900 O'Grady recalled working as a land agent on the family estate in the Land League winter of 1881-82.’
    • ‘Overlooking Dingle Bay, the house is more than 200 years old and was once a hunting lodge for James Hickson, a land agent for Lord Lansdowne.’
    • ‘During the first phase of the land war only half a dozen landlords and four land agents died from gunfire.’
    • ‘As we sat under the lights in the old black and white studio, I felt like a serf hauled into His Lordship's sitting room to be interviewed by his land agent about our imagined grievances.’
    • ‘Thousands of agricultural workers and their families in Sutherland were forcibly uprooted from inland villages to new plots of land on the coast by the duke's notorious land agents, to make way for sheep farms.’
    • ‘Negotiations are now taking place with the farmer's land agent to find a solution.’
    • ‘In 1849 de Lesseps lost favour with the French establishment, and retired to his wife's family estate where he acted as a land agent.’
    agent, overseer, custodian, caretaker
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  • 2A person who deals with the sale of land:

    ‘the fraudulent land agent sold him a worthless plot’
    • ‘Thereafter, until the 1930s when the company had sold 96 per cent of the granted land, it acted as a land agent, drawing settlers from eastern Canada, the U.S.A. and many European countries.’
    • ‘I wanted to leave a message for you, a forwarding address, but my house was purchased by a land agent, and I presume he sold it on quite quickly.’
    • ‘In Humberside a woman was injured when a device was sent to an estate and land agent in Patrington.’
    • ‘Some people who submitted their comments after October 30 may not yet be aware or miss out altogether and then have to go through a costly appeal process which may need input from a solicitor or land agent.’
    • ‘Caroline Holden works for CSH Property consultants based in Little Dockray, near Penrith, and acts as the land agent for Mr Gordon.’
    • ‘The four-strong team has been established by Garbutt & Elliott, which has offices in York and Leeds, in response to requests from clients and other professionals including lawyers, commercial property agents and land agents.’
    • ‘The credit-fuelled escalation in house prices has not led to more new house building, but a bonanza for the lenders, solicitors and estate and land agents involved in the lucrative trade of selling less for more.’
    • ‘Born in Sydney, the land agent and auctioneer was secretary of his local branch of the Australian Labor Party from 1903 and became a member of the legislative assembly of New South Wales in 1913.’
    • ‘By yesterday more than 30 anxious residents had telephoned the office of the land agents who have been marketing the site since its last tenants moved out in the summer.’
    • ‘More than 120 blocks were sold that day, mostly to land agents who would later re-sell them hoping to make a good profit.’
    • ‘Your Honours, the 446,000 is the equity after adjustments, land agent's commission and the like.’
    • ‘Major rural land agents like Smiths Gore and Finlayson Hughes warn farmers off planting GM crops because of the potential liabilities.’
    • ‘However, land agents in the area report that demand for farmland outstrips supply and any released in this way is immediately bought for farming.’
    • ‘Within a week of putting the property on the market, Francesca was offered a sum by one of the local land agents that she would have rejected as plain insulting had it not been for the desperate straits in which she found herself.’
    • ‘Auctioneers, valuers and land agents Richard Turner and Son celebrate 200 years in business this year with an unbroken line of fathers and sons in charge.’
    • ‘He advised Ron to start looking for a farm and put him in touch with a suitable land agent.’

Pronunciation:

land agent

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