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  • The benefits of registering your land

    Those who have had unregistered land in the family for generations may wonder what the point is of registering it, but potential problems can crop up in future, especially if you decide to sell. Julie Liddle looks at the key issues.

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  • Glamping on the farm - Is it your next diversification strategy?

    More and more farmers are setting up so-called ‘glamping’ sites, but overcoming planning issues is essential to success. Rural chartered surveyor Julie Liddle discusses what must be done.

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  • How should farmers deal with new telecoms laws?

    Confusion over the government’s new Digital Economy Act has been clarified. But farmers could still lose out financially unless they get to grips with the new system. Julie Liddle explains why.

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  • Resolving boundary disputes on the farm

    Boundary disputes can be one of the most emotionally fraught experiences farm owners may deal with. If you end up in court they are often expensive – so finding an amicable solution is recommended. Julie Liddle looks at the options.

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  • Negotiating a farm business tenancy – what to consider

    Julie Liddle, director at Robson & Liddle Chartered Surveyors, offers advice on how farmers should approach negotiating a Farm Business Tenancy and how to avoid future surprises.

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  • Should I sell my farm or lease it?

    The decision whether to sell a farm or to lease it is one many farmers and landowners will agonise over at some stage. John Robson, director at Robson & Liddle Chartered Surveyors, weighs up the options.

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  • The golden rules of negotiating option agreements

    Option agreements are a great way for landowners to reduce risk when a third party is interested in buying some of their land for development. Rural property adviser Julie Liddle offers her top tips for getting it right.

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  • Grazing land: licence or tenancy?

    It’s the time of year when farmers look to take on grazing land, but is it best to take the land under licence, a short-term tenancy or another form of arrangement? Julie Liddle considers the options.

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  • What will minimum energy efficiency standards mean for landlords?

    Landlords of all forms of let property have just over a year to ensure the buildings they lease meet minimum energy efficiency standards. Rural property adviser Julie Liddle explains what action needs to be taken.

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  • Valuing land with access to the grid

    Landowners often approach us with queries about how to maximise the value of their land. Many are realising the potential of leasing to energy companies. Julie Liddle looks at the issues.

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  • What will Autumn Statement 2016 bring for farmers?

    Julie Liddle looks ahead to the autumn statement on November 23 and outlines some of the key areas where farmers will be hoping for the chancellor to act to support the sector.

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  • Where are rural land prices heading in 2017 and beyond?

    Rural land values are likely to be hit by the Brexit uncertainty. However, longer term prosperity could be in store for UK farmers. Julie Liddle examines the UK picture.

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