• News & Updates
  • Notice Period for Residential Tenancies Extended

    It is now a requirement for most residential landlords in England to give a six month notice period to terminate an Assured Shorthold Tenancy, Assured Tenancy, or a Rent Act Tenancy

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  • Be careful what you promise!

    Making a promise to someone sounds simple doesn’t it… it is, unless it relates to property.

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  • New Electrical Safety Standards

    New regulations come into effect on the 1st July 2020 in England to add to the ever-extending list of compulsory obligations for residential landlords.

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  • Mid-Tier Stewardship - Front load your efforts to maximise return

    With a large proportion of Cumbria in some form of Countryside Stewardship Mid-Tier (CSS) priority area, now is the time that farmers should look to maximise the opportunities.

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  • The Agriculture Bill 2019-20: what do we know?

    Brexit has weighed on confidence for all UK businesses over the past three and a half years but farmers have endured added uncertainty.

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  • Top tips for timber and woodland management

    Thinning woodlands is best management practice as it maximises timber growth and income. James Pyrah discusses the benefits.

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  • How to make a sporting diversification work for your farming business

    Whether it’s fishing rights, deer stalking opportunities or the chance of a fully driven shoot on your land there are benefits to leasing your land for sporting purposes. Tomos Davies discusses some of the main considerations.

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  • Eviction law changes could hit rural landlords hard

    Rural landlords in particular could suffer from major legal reforms on removing tenants. John Robson examines the main issues.

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  • Farming business structures: Is contract farming the right option for you?

    Older landowners looking to step back from their farming business are increasingly turning to contract farming. Tomos Davies explains the pros and cons.

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  • How farmers can raise finance from the Countryside Stewardship scheme

    Farmers, woodland owners, foresters and land managers looking to make environmental improvements may find the government’s Countryside Stewardship (CS) scheme beneficial, especially in helping bridge the funding gap once basic payments start to decrease. Tomos Davies looks at what is on offer.

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  • Agricultural tenancy succession: What you need to know

    Tenant farmers have legal succession rights that mean their children and grandchild can potentially take up their tenancies. John Robson discusses the main considerations.

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  • How farmers can prosper from diversifying

    Many farmers are responding to rising energy costs, lower food prices and the huge Brexit question mark with a broad range of enterprising diversification ventures. Julie Liddle runs the rule over some of them.

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