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Top Tips to get the best price for your house

Posted: February 11, 2019 by Karen Kipling
In what is seen by many as a buyers’ market, it can be difficult to achieve the asking price for a property. Catherine Greaves reveals some tips to help achieve your asking price.   Choose your agent carefully! Every Estate Agent offers something different. Whether that be coverage, local knowledge, high street presence, accessibility or ... Continue Reading

RPA releases key dates timeline for BPS, CS and ES

Posted: February 4, 2019 by Karen Kipling
The RPA have released a timeline showing the important dates in 2019 for the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship ahead of the full scheme rules and guidance being published.   Also included are some of the things that you will need to do to meet the cross compliance and Ecological Focus Area (EFA) ... Continue Reading

GSC Grays Farm Business Team Expands

Posted: February 1, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Land and property specialist, GSC Grays, has acquired Andersons Northern (England) Ltd, a farm business consultancy based in Easingwold in North Yorkshire. The move, which will see the integration of Andersons Northern (England) Ltd from 1 February 2019, will make the Farm Business Services team at GSC Grays one of the largest of its kind ... Continue Reading

Success for the GSC Grays team at Annual Surveyors Quiz

Posted: January 25, 2019 by Karen Kipling
The GSC Grays team took first place at the 8th Ward Hadaway Surveyors quiz in Newcastle last night!  21 teams from across the North East took part in the annual quiz, which was  started by Ward Hadaway Law Firm 8 years ago.  The team are already looking forward to defending their title in 2020!... Continue Reading

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards: Retrofitting Old Buildings

Posted: January 3, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Following on from the Government’s consultation on the proposed amendments to The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy have published their response.  Subject to approval by Parliament, these amendments will introduce a landlord contribution, capped at £3,500 as well as removing a number ... Continue Reading

Getting your garden ready for house viewings

Posted: January 2, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Is the outside of your house just as important as the inside? Catherine Greaves gives her opinion on this topic! In my eyes, ensuring that your property looks fantastic indoors is always important, but it is also crucial to make sure your garden has that wow factor, which during these winter months can be a ... Continue Reading

Deadlines Approaching for Annual Inventory Forms & BPS Key Dates

Posted: December 24, 2018 by Karen Kipling
31 December 2018 Deadline for returning the sheep and goat annual inventory forms that you should receive in the post (along with a pre-paid envelope) or via email from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) at the end of November. (SMR 8) 1 January 2019 You can apply organic manure with a ... Continue Reading

Key Dates Approaching

Posted: December 17, 2018 by Karen Kipling
Any landowners with expiring HLS agreements for 2019, should have recently received a letter from Natural England, asking if they want to extend their HLS agreement. Natural England will need to receive Expressions of Interest to extend ASAP, and they are hoping to have all these in this year or at the latest by mid-January ... Continue Reading