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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...
BPS 2018: Payment Rates Confirmed

BPS 2018: Payment Rates Confirmed

The Rural Payments Agency(RPA) has published the Basic Payment Scheme(BPS) entitlement values and greening rates online today (6 November 2018). This follows the confirmation of the BPS exchange rate for payments this year (€1 = 0.89281). Payments will start landing...
Can I plough my permanent pasture?

Can I plough my permanent pasture?

A common question we are asked is whether or not a farmer needs to plough up a grass field to stop it being designated as permanent pasture. This question stems from a fear that once land is designated as permanent pasture, it will never be allowed to be ploughed...
Top Tips for selling your land

Top Tips for selling your land

If you are thinking of selling land, there are a few simple things you can do to maximise the returns you might be able to get. With a bit of preparation and planning, values can be enhanced and the potential for a long drawn out sale or a stressful transaction can be...