Key Dates May – June 2019

Key Dates May – June 2019

May 1 May You must not carry out hedge or tree coppicing, or hedge laying from this date. Crop diversification period and Ecological Focus Area (EFA) period for nitrogen fixing crops begins (until 30 June). 15 May BPS 2019 application deadline to avoid late...
Basic Payment Scheme and the future of subsidies…

Basic Payment Scheme and the future of subsidies…

The 2019 Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window is now open, and those who are well prepared have already started working on this year’s application. Thankfully, the scheme is operating on the same basis with the scheme rules largely identical to 2018. The...
Equine Services

Equine Services

Whilst we are predominantly rural land and property consultants, we do get involved in a wide variety of different matters related to farms and rural businesses. Equine services are also in demand; from dealing with livery businesses and stud farms to racing stables...
Key Dates March – May 2019

Key Dates March – May 2019

Key Dates For Your Diary 2019 March 1 You must not cut or trim hedges or trees from this date, but you can carry out hedge and tree coppicing and hedge laying from 1 March until 30 April. 25 Lady Day – traditional quarter day for agricultural tenancies. 31 Deadline to...
English Farmland Market Review Autumn 2018

English Farmland Market Review Autumn 2018

Strutt and Parker have recently released their Autumn 2018 farmland market review and it provides a useful commentary on the state of the agricultural land market. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the price of arable land has varied between £6,000/acre and £15,000/acre over...
Let’s take a closer look at Overage…

Let’s take a closer look at Overage…

What is Overage? Overage is a condition placed on the sale of a property. Overage means that the buyer has to make a payment, on top of the agreed purchase price, if a pre-agreed event is triggered at a later date. The event… This is normally if residential planning...