Have you applied for Small Business Rate Relief?

From the 1st April 2017, changes to Small Business Rate Relief have meant properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or less should be paying no business rates at all.   The emphasis is on the ratepayer to apply for the relief with only one application required that will last for the entire life of… Read More

Posted on September 19th, 2018 by

Wonderful weekend at Deerhurst Flower Festival

Carver Knowles were delighted to support the Deerhurst Flower Festival over the August bank holiday weekend. In celebration of our 20th year we have been supporting a range of local events and activities in our ’20 for 20’ mission.   The Deerhurst Flower Festival takes place every other year and sees The Priory Church of… Read More

Posted on August 28th, 2018 by

For Sale – Woodland and Pasture at Starveall Lane, Pamington

Carver Knowles are delighted to offer for sale 38.91 acres of woodland and pasture at Starveall Lane, Pamington, Tewkesbury. The land is comprised of 26.73 acres of woodland and 12.18 acres of pasture. The woodland has great amenity potential with large rides and areas of open space. It was planted in the winter of 2003… Read More

Posted on August 15th, 2018 by

Should I get planning before sale?

There are many opportunities to add value prior to any sale of rural property with obtaining planning permission being one of the most obvious. For rural properties with obvious planning potential, getting planning permission prior to offering the property to the market can widen the number of potential purchasers.   For barns in particular, potential… Read More

Posted on July 19th, 2018 by

Business Rates – what are they and why am I paying them?

Business rates as they are commonly referred to are actually called Non-Domestic Rates and therefore can apply to any property classed as non-domestic whether used privately or as part of a business. They are a form of local taxation which are collected by the local council to help pay for local services.   Your rating… Read More

Posted on July 10th, 2018 by

A great evening supporting RABI’s charity farm walk

Carver Knowles were delighted to support the South Central region of The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (R.A.B.I.) at their charity farm walk on Friday 6th July 2018. The farm walk was held at Guiting Manor Farms Ltd in the Cotswolds.   There were around 100 people in attendance for the farm tour which took us… Read More

Posted on July 9th, 2018 by

Can I prevent a new footpath being created?

Footpaths and rights of way

A footpath or other Right of Way can be created as the general public see land as a free for all and take it upon themselves to wander as they wish. Landowners should forward think to prevent rights of way from being created without their permission. If the route of a permissive path is used… Read More

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by

Why am I paying Business Rates on my stables?

rates on stables

Business rates as they are commonly referred to are actually called Non-Domestic Rates and can therefore apply to property classed as non-domestic whether it is used privately or as part of a business. Non-domestic rates are assessed on the properties annual rental value (rateable value) multiplied by the nationally set multiplier (unless the small business… Read More

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