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15 Minute Business Plan

Business Plan

  How to structure a business plan in a quick and painless way.   This will help you to develop the key elements of the business plan for a new venture or help develop an existing business. You have 15 minutes to decide your plan, so spend some time thinking first and then write down… Read More

Posted on April 14th, 2016 by

When do I need an Expert Witness to help with a boundary dispute?

expert witness boundary

Andrew Troughton, expert in boundary disputes looks at the basic principles and issues to consider: Why do boundary issues arise? What should be a simple line on a plan, can frequently cause costly issues for the parties involved. Disputes often arise from one of the neighbours inadvertently or deliberately replacing a boundary structure i.e. fence,… Read More

Posted on April 12th, 2016 by

BASIC PAYMENT SCHEME 2016 – LATEST NEWS

As many of you will be aware, the RPA have now launched the new Basic Payment Scheme application system on their Rural Payments Service. The system uses the “Siti-Farmer” software that Carver Knowles used extensively in 2015 for many of our client’s BPS applications. As a result of our understanding of the software we are… Read More

Posted on March 29th, 2016 by

Spring news from Carver Knowles

Landmark News

For all the latest news and views from Carver Knowles this Spring, please take a look at our Landmark newsletter.   This edition gives the highlights from our Ledbury Farm Diversification Event, discussion of the latest nuances in the planning system,  as well as how to deal with a planning refusal, a summary of our… Read More

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by

Fixed rate loans offer long term budget security

Farm succession

Is now the time to lock in your mortgage to a long term fixed rate?   With much speculation regarding the timing of the next interest rate rise, you may be calculating about whether or not to fix your interest rate for the medium to long-term future.   However, for those that want to, the fixed… Read More

Posted on March 9th, 2016 by

Planning Appeals – What are my chances?

Planning appeals

With the recent recruitment of Planning Consultant, Simon Rowles, to the Planning team at Carver Knowles, and in light of recent planning appeals  in the Three Counties area, there is an opportunity to review any planning decisions you have received within the last 6 months. The following are brief summaries of recent appeal decisions that… Read More

Posted on February 29th, 2016 by

Should I request a rent review for my on farm telecom mast?

telecom rent review

With poor returns affecting all agricultural sectors, farmers are looking to see if more money can be made from land let to telecom providers by requesting a rent review. Ryan Warman from Carver Knowles explains the different rent review mechanisms that are available and whether farmers should request a review or remain silent. Rent reviews… Read More

Posted on February 25th, 2016 by

Four bed detached rural house for sale

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer for sale, Holtash, a large four bedroom detached house in a generous plot. The property is situated in a rural setting on the outskirts of Alderton between Woolstone Hill and Alderton Hill. Conveniently located on Stow Road this property provides easy access to the A46, M5 and railway network as… Read More

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by

BPS UPDATE

BPS update

As you will be aware, we are fast approaching the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) application window for 2016. In light of this and of the difficulties experienced by the RPA for the 2015 BPS application this is an update on the current BPS situation. 2015 BPS CLAIMS The RPA estimate that over 70% of claimants… Read More

Posted on February 17th, 2016 by

**Barn conversions for sale**

Carver Knowles are pleased to offer for sale two very different barn conversion opportunities; one provides a pair of traditional red brick and timber buildings in a rural well located position, the other is a modern steel portal frame barn on the edge of a village with excellent views across the Gloucester vale towards the… Read More

Posted on February 16th, 2016 by

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