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What Happens to Farm Payments if UK Leaves EU without a Deal?

Posted: August 24, 2018 by Karen Kipling
The Government have released a  series of technical notices setting out information to allow farmers and farming businesses to understand what they would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations. The advice notices cover: Farm Payments if there is no Brexit deal Producing/processing organic food if ... Continue Reading

Moving Home For Christmas?

Posted: August 22, 2018 by Karen Kipling
The online property portal Rightmove has recently announced that the average asking price of newly-marketed properties has shown a seasonal drop of 2.3% (£7218) this month due to new sellers launching a ‘late summer sale’ to try and find a buyer more quickly. Where has this year gone? With only 18 weeks left until Christmas, ... Continue Reading

Top Tips for Viewing Empty Properties

Posted: August 13, 2018 by Karen Kipling
Many buyers see an empty property as a less desirable option and will sometimes overlook the potential the property may offer. Catherine Greaves, GSC Grays Agency Associate Director, discusses why an empty home may be worth a second look. It is true that a range of well presented photographs will entice buyers into a property ... Continue Reading

High Fire Severity Risk

Posted: July 24, 2018 by Karen Kipling
As the prolonged period of hot, dry weather continues, the Fire Severity Index published by Natural England and the Met Office remains at Level 3 (High Fire Severity Risk) for many parts of the region. This summer has seen a number of large moorland fires which have devastated the landscape, wildlife and livelihoods of the ... Continue Reading

Varieties Are The Spice of Life! If you are a cereal grower……

Posted: July 23, 2018 by Karen Kipling
It’s that time of year again when growers & their agronomists think forward to what varieties to sow next season. Many will have visited a handful of variety trials over June to compare which breeder/distributor provides the best hog roast sandwiches, and may even have had a chance to look at how cereal varieties have ... Continue Reading

The Use of Quad Bikes on Public Roads

Posted: by Karen Kipling
The law governing the use of motors vehicles comes under the Road Traffic Act 1988. Under this act Section 185 defines a motor vehicle as “any mechanically propelled vehicle intended or adapted for use on roads”. For quad bikes used purely off road then the Road Traffic Act 1988 and below requirements do not apply. ... Continue Reading

Key Dates for Cross Compliance and Greening

Posted: July 9, 2018 by Karen Kipling
To ensure you stay compliant with cross compliance and greening requirements in England, please check below for key dates and deadlines coming up in August: 1 August If you have been granted a derogation by RPA, you may be able to cut or trim hedges throughout August, to sow oilseed rape or temporary grassland. (GAEC* 7a) ... Continue Reading

Are you thinking of undertaking your own Grand Design project?

Posted: June 29, 2018 by Karen Kipling
We have all dreamed, at some stage of our lives, of finding a plot of land to build our own individually styled house. It might be at the bottom of a garden, across the other side of Europe or in the field next overlooking the green of your favourite village.  Whilst in our experience as ... Continue Reading

Moving to a new area? Try before you buy!

Posted: June 27, 2018 by Karen Kipling
Whether you’re moving for work, downsizing or simply having a lifestyle change, it’s not always easy to find the right house to buy when you want to buy it. Rather than committing to an unacceptable compromise, it may be a better bet to take a short-term rental instead. While the supply of new rural property ... Continue Reading