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Don’t be one of the 62 farmers who lost 5% of their SFP, or more!

Posted: November 8, 2011 by Karen Kipling
Farmers are reminded that they must complete their Soil Protection Review by December 31 or risk losing money. In 2010 there were 80 failures under GAEC1, and while those rules cover more than just the Soil Protection Review, it was the biggest single problem reported. Of the 80 failures, 62 incurred a 5% reduction in ... Continue Reading

Roof space for solar energy could land homeowners in hot water

Posted: by Karen Kipling
RICS has warned consumers to be vigilant when opting to let their roof space for green energy schemes, as doing so could violate mortgage terms and put a property’s saleability at risk. With many leases running for up to 25 years, often without a break clause, homeowners can find themselves tied to agreements which could ... Continue Reading

Single Farm Payment Euro Exchange Rate Confirmed

Posted: October 18, 2011 by better
The RPA (Rural Payments Agency) has confirmed the Euro Exchange Rate for Single Farm Payment (SPS) 2011 as 0.86665. The figure is based on the exchange rate for 30th September 2011 and compares favourably to the rate of 0.85995 £:€ for 2010. The 2011 rate however is still below the rate set for SPS 2009 ... Continue Reading

Two rural property companies are to merge to form GSC Grays

Posted: September 26, 2011 by better
GSC Chartered Surveyors, a successful rural practice and estate agency business and Gray’s Chartered Surveyors, who are strongly orientated towards estate and sporting management, are to merge.  Each has built up a strong foothold in their heartland areas and by bringing together their expertise, they will provide a comprehensive service to land owners, agricultural businesses ... Continue Reading

Moving on The Next Generation

Posted: September 25, 2011 by better
Guy Coggrave, Managing Director of GSC Grays, will be speaking on succession planning at an event organised by the Farm Business Support & Development Project on 18th October 2011 at The Jersey Farm Hotel at Barnard Castle, County Durham. The free information evening is aimed at farming families, with practical advice on preparing for the ... Continue Reading

Two Day Property Auction

Posted: September 1, 2011 by better
A two day property auction consisting of 53 properties is to take place over a two day period on 2nd & 3rd November 2011 at Durham County Cricket Club in Chester-le-Street and The Helme Park Hotel at Fir Tree, Tow Law. GSC Grays are delighted to offer 53 properties, most of which are believed to ... Continue Reading