News & Events

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

Top Tips to get the best price for your house

Posted: February 11, 2019 by Karen Kipling
In what is seen by many as a buyers’ market, it can be difficult to achieve the asking price for a property. Catherine Greaves reveals some tips to help achieve your asking price.   Choose your agent carefully! Every Estate Agent offers something different. Whether that be coverage, local knowledge, high street presence, accessibility or ... Continue Reading

RPA releases key dates timeline for BPS, CS and ES

Posted: February 4, 2019 by Karen Kipling
The RPA have released a timeline showing the important dates in 2019 for the Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship ahead of the full scheme rules and guidance being published.   Also included are some of the things that you will need to do to meet the cross compliance and Ecological Focus Area (EFA) ... Continue Reading