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Where are we with Environmental Schemes and Rural Grants?

Claas Tractor

Whilst there has been a great deal of information published about the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS)and how it will work with Greening this autumn, until now we haven’t heard much about the changes to the other sources of funding that have previously been available through the Common Agricultural Policy. Essentially the Basic Payment Scheme funding… Read More

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by

Where do I start with a tender for a farm tenancy?

Farm and out buildings image

Tendering for a farm is something that you do very infrequently and maybe just once or twice in your farming career. At the same time letting agents tend to prefer it when the tender is the farmers work, not ours as land agents. They want to get to know you, establish if you balance the… Read More

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by

An alternative approach to removing an agricultural tie

Gate and Pasture

Carver Knowles has recently removed an agricultural occupancy condition without the need for a marketing exercise. The planning application gave the planning officers the proof they needed to show without doubt that there was no longer a need for an agricultural dwelling on the holding or in the locality and therefore enabled them to remove… Read More

Posted on December 15th, 2014 by

Tips for preparing a farm tender

Traditional Barns

Below I have set out my top 10 tips for preparing a successful farm tender. They are simple but often forgotten. The whole exercise is about really getting into the proposal and making your application stick in the landlord’s mind as one that is strong and credible. Remember your audience. This could be the landlord,… Read More

Posted on December 14th, 2014 by

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