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Planning success achieved through team work despite the lockdown!

Posted: August 5, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The recent challenges brought about by Covid-19 will no doubt have deterred many considering applying for planning permission. However, here at GSC Grays, our Planning and Development team, who are dedicated to making the process of achieving planning permission as simple and stress free as possible, have achieved some excellent results for clients during lockdown! ... Continue Reading

Government to cut administrative burden for farmers

Posted: July 29, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The Government announced yesterday that farmers in England are set to benefit from a reduced administrative burden from 2021, with plans to end the need to comply with the EU-delivered greening requirements and begin the move towards the new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELMS), with the intention of delivering greater benefits for the environment. Ali ... Continue Reading

Five questions first time buyers must ask

Posted: July 20, 2020 by Karen Kipling
For first time buyers, stepping on to the property ladder can be daunting and overwhelming. During the process it’s easy to forget to ask important questions or even to know which questions to ask. Here at GSC Grays we’ve got you covered. Our experts have put together five questions every first time buyer must ask! ... Continue Reading

What do first time buyers need to know?

Posted: July 13, 2020 by Karen Kipling
For first time buyers the prospect of buying a house is exciting and nerve wracking. It’s a time of discovery, and it helps to go into the process with some knowledge up your sleeve. Whilst some things may be obvious, other elements of buying a property may be less clear. In this first time buyers ... Continue Reading

ELM – The new Environmental Land Management Scheme

Posted: June 30, 2020 by Karen Kipling
The new Environmental Land Management scheme (ELM) will have two central objectives: to deliver environmental benefits and to tackle environmental challenges that are currently associated with agriculture. Alongside this, DEFRA have some operational goals, including: the scheme should be less prescriptive, have a straightforward application process, deliver attractive payments, be supported by good advice and ... Continue Reading

Georgina Watson joins our Easingwold team

Posted: June 15, 2020 by Karen Kipling
Land Agent, Georgina Watson has joined GSC Grays at their Easingwold office. This appointment marks the next step for the relatively new Land Management Team at Easingwold which merged with their farm business consultancy department in January. Georgina, who comes from a farming family, has worked in East Yorkshire for several years, advising and supporting ... Continue Reading

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