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“Residential Property remains an enticing investment opportunity but be sure you understand all of the recent changes imposed on landlords”

Posted: August 4, 2017 by Karen Kipling
The myriad of legislation for residential landlords is ever increasing and keeping up to date with the legal responsibilities can be difficult especially for self-managing landlords without the assistance of a Letting/Managing Agent. Some of the fundamental legal responsibilities that landlords must adhere to include:- Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) The Energy Act 2011 and the ... Continue Reading

How RICS Standards can help manage both the valuation process and client risk

Posted: July 26, 2017 by Karen Kipling
As property professionals, we all know that valuation continually evolves, it’s a market sensitive discipline and anything that affects the market needs to be reflected in the valuations that support important lending and business decisions. If anyone is in any doubt how significant real estate valuation is, the recent property led global financial crisis provides ... Continue Reading

Piecing Together the Funding Jigsaw!

Posted: July 21, 2017 by Karen Kipling
Ali, who has joined GSC Grays as a Rural Director, is well known across Northumberland and the North East and will be heading up the new GSC Grays office on Cawledge Business Park in Alnwick.  He is an experienced Farm Business Consultant, who has lived and worked in Northumberland for 14 years and having grown ... Continue Reading

Is the Housing Market Springing into Life?

Posted: July 6, 2017 by Karen Kipling
Having thoughts that the housing market is springing into life is one thing; having the facts to support the hunch is equally important! The Spring market to date has been strong and in support of this trend, Rightmove have reported that May has seen the number of sales agreed at this time of year up ... Continue Reading

BPS – Ecological Focus Areas (EFAs) Potential Ban on the Use of Plant Protection Products

Posted: June 27, 2017 by Karen Kipling
Back in 2016 the European Commission (EC) proposed CAP simplification measures.  Included within the proposed changes was a ban on Plant Protection Products (PPPs) on EFA nitrogen-fixing crops.  This was deferred for BPS in 2017, as the EC recognised the practical difficulties around implementing the proposed changes in time.  Clarification is now needed for farmers ... Continue Reading

Powers of Water Authorities in Relation to Land

Posted: June 21, 2017 by Karen Kipling
Water Companies and Sewage Companies (commonly referred to as Undertakers) have a statutory power to enter land to lay pipes and alter existing pipes under the Water Industry Act 1991.  It should be noted that other utility authorities such as gas and electricity also have powers to enter property under different Acts of Parliament.  However, ... Continue Reading

NIAB TAG Croft Open Day, Thursday 29th June

Posted: June 13, 2017 by Karen Kipling
GSC Grays will have a stand at this year’s NIAB TAG Croft Open Day, Thursday 29th June, why not come and join us? Variety management, crop protection, farming systems, soil management, grain marketing, precision farming and business strategy with NIAB TAG and Croft Farms, in association with Argrain. Hosted by Croft Farms, access the latest independent ... Continue Reading

10 Bedroom Grade II Listed Jacobean Hall in Parkland Setting

Posted: June 7, 2017 by Karen Kipling
We are delighted to bring to the market Langcliffe Hall in North Yorkshire.  This substantial Grade II Listed Jacobean Hall is steeped in history and provides superb family living accommodation set in about 12 acres with tennis court, formal gardens, parkland and detached modern home-office. This ten bedroom family home benefits from an adjoining self ... Continue Reading