News & Events

The Revocation of General Licences

Posted: April 25, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Protecting the birds that destroy the protected? The temporary revocation of General Licences (GL 04/05/06) by Natural England takes effect from today, Thursday 25 April, causing short term chaos and confusion. The withdrawal could not have come at a more damaging time of year. Many wild birds, including a large number of red-listed endangered species ... Continue Reading

Proposed Abolition of Section 21

Posted: April 24, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Section 21 Abolition – Problem solver or problem creator? Assured Shorthold Tenancies were created in 1988 to address the lack of available houses to rent, due in part to statutory protection that made it virtually impossible to regain possession unless a tenant chose to leave. As a result, people became less and less willing to ... Continue Reading

Key Cross Compliance & Greening dates coming soon

Posted: April 18, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Please see below forthcoming dates for cross compliance and greening up until 30th June 2019: 30 April If you are in a Nitrate Vulnerable Zone (NVZ): You must have recorded the number of ‘specified’ livestock kept on your farm during the previous calendar year and calculated the amount of nitrogen they produced. You must also ... Continue Reading

Adapting to Uncertainty

Posted: April 17, 2019 by Karen Kipling
The chaos surrounding Brexit continues. The only certainty is that our industry and the support it receives is destined to change. Our advice is to get in the best possible shape to cope with whatever Brexit throws at your business. Good and bad! To succeed we believe farmers should focus on the areas they can ... Continue Reading


Posted: April 16, 2019 by Karen Kipling
As the weather picks up and the days get longer, and you are thinking of selling your home, Graham Wood of GSC Grays lists 5 top Tips for getting your home Spring Savvy. Spring Clean We know it’s an old favourite saying, but yes, it’s time to declutter. Nobody wants to look at stacks of ... Continue Reading

CTIL fails to impose a new lease at Tribunal

Posted: April 8, 2019 by Karen Kipling
CTIL v Compton Beauchamp Estates Limited UKUT 0107 (LC) On 3rd April 2019, the Upper Tribunal published their decision which dismissed CTIL’s claim for a new lease on an existing Vodafone mast site. Although a lease wasn’t imposed, the case offered some useful guidance on valuing consideration. Background The case concerned an existing site ... Continue Reading


Posted: April 2, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Should I accept an offer on my house now or should I wait until I find a house that I would like to purchase?  Sellers that receive a good offer on their property can often contemplate acceptance because they have not yet found their onward purchase and worry that they may become homeless.  After working ... Continue Reading

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted: March 25, 2019 by Karen Kipling
Whether you are thinking of buying or selling, here are some things for you to consider if the time is right for you. Motivation Why are you thinking of moving? There are many reasons for a move. Bereavement, divorce and debt the three most often sited factors for selling. But, there are many more; upsizing, ... Continue Reading