News & Events

Celebrating success despite the lock down

Posted: May 29, 2020 by Karen Kipling
Despite the challenges brought about by the current lockdown, a trio of GSC Grays graduate surveyors are celebrating exam success! Hot on the heels of their success at the end of 2019 in achieving their Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) qualifications, Sam Cole, Stuart Jones and Will Smith have now gone on to successfully ... Continue Reading

An essential guide to photographing your home!

Posted: April 21, 2020 by Karen Kipling
If during the current Covid-19 pandemic you are thinking about selling your home, getting good photographs could seem a challenge with estate agents unable to visit your property. However it could still be possible to get those all important photographs by taking them yourself, even on your mobile phone. Elements Property has produced an essential ... Continue Reading

How we’re providing BPS support during Covid-19

Posted: March 25, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The Basic Payment Scheme phase is now in full flow and during this nine week window our Farm Business team has put in place measures to help clients complete this important process. With the BPS remaining a crucial income stream for UK farmers there may, understandably, be extra concern around farm business support to complete ... Continue Reading

GSC Grays Covid-19 Update

Posted: March 18, 2020 by Karen Kipling
In accordance with emerging Government guidance, GSC Grays has implemented a homeworking policy. We will be avoiding unnecessary meetings and travel and assessing the risk associated with our work to ensure that this can be conducted safely for our staff, clients and wider stakeholders. The business has developed a contingency plan for this eventuality and ... Continue Reading

Higher Level Stewardship Scheme holders now eligible for Countryside Stewardship Hedgerow and Boundary Grants

Posted: March 10, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The application window is now open for farmers to apply for a Hedgerows and Boundaries Grant to help restore their existing farm boundaries. A capital grant of up to £10,000 per applicant is available for stone wall restoration, hedgerow gapping up, laying and coppicing amongst other options. The main change to this year’s application round ... Continue Reading

A Change in the Wind – the Return of Onshore Wind Farms

Posted: March 3, 2020 by Karen Kipling
On Monday 2nd March, the UK Government made a decision to support new onshore wind farm developments. A few years ago, Government Ministers withdrew a minimum price guarantee for electricity from wind power, leaving developers to compete in the uncertain world of fluctuating energy prices. This decision was mainly driven by campaigners who were upset by the visual impact of wind turbines ... Continue Reading

A new team of land agents have joined our Easingwold office

Posted: February 7, 2020 by Karen Kipling
GSC Grays joined forces with The Farm Business consultancy Anderson’s Northern (England) in February last year. Since then we have continued to invest in and grow the range of services we offer from our Easingwold office. The original team of farm business consultants has now been joined by a team of land agents taking the ... Continue Reading

The redrafted Agriculture Bill

Posted: January 27, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The Agriculture Bill was reintroduced to the House of Commons on the 16th of January. Hailed as a ‘landmark’ piece of legislation, it gives the government powers to overhaul agricultural policy following the UK’s exit from the European Union. It is encouraging to see the government making progress on post-Brexit agricultural policy, but there is ... Continue Reading

First occupation at Lambton Park, near Chester-le-Street

Posted: January 22, 2020 by Karen Kipling
Lambton is one of the most historic Estates in County Durham with extensive listed buildings, including the iconic Lambton Castle.  The Estate comprises parkland and beautiful woodland, providing residents with the benefits and tranquility of rural life, whilst also having good transport links to Durham and Tyneside, with the A1, A19 and East Coast Main ... Continue Reading