Land Agency assistant required

Posted by on May 9, 2018 in Uncategorised | Comments Off on Land Agency assistant required

Land Partners is seeking an assistant to work in across range of topic areas. Graduates with cognate and non-cognate degrees will be considered. A desire to work towards qualification as a Chartered Surveyor would be an advantage and training will be offered to achieve this goal. A good practical knowledge of arable farming practice is desirable though not essential. Flexibility and a willingness to learn will be essential characteristics. A competitive salary and training package will be offered to the successful candidate. Please reply in confidence to or telephone...

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Permitted Development Rights

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Professional Services, Uncategorised | Comments Off on Permitted Development Rights

On the 12th March the housing minister announced further changes to the Permitted Development Rights (PDR) that affect farmers.   Under the current Part Q regulations the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential is limited to a maximum of 3 units and a cumulative total of 465sqm. From 6 April 2018 this will be relaxed to allow up to 5 units to be built. There can be no more than 3 larger homes, as under the old rules, with any additional properties being no larger than 100 sqm.   Permitted Development Rights for new agricultural buildings are currently limited to 465sqm...

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Changes to Probate Fees

Posted by on Mar 27, 2017 in Probate, Professional Services, Tax | Comments Off on Changes to Probate Fees

Probate fees are due to rise in May 2017. Following a consultation in 2016, significant increases in the fees payable for a grant of probate are due in May this year.  Currently the system requires a flat fee to be paid, which is, if carried out through a solicitor, £155 and if not, the fee is £215.  This will change in May to a banded fee, relative to the value of assets and the estate.  A table below shows the potential costs and significant potential increase, which could have implications on families, assets held and businesses involved within the probate. Value of Estate (before...

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BPS 2017

Posted by on Mar 23, 2017 in Farming | Comments Off on BPS 2017

It’s that time of year again and BPS applications are now up and running. The scheme is primarily online and paper forms will only be sent to individuals who completed a paper form in 2016 and did not use an agent. Whilst we are now three years into the current scheme, there are still ‘wrinkles’ and we are well placed to help you complete a successful application.  If you do wish us to help complete your forms this year, we would be grateful if you could let us know and provide the information we will need: A copy of the 2016 claim 2016 claim statement 2017 cropping details...

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Business Resilience and Succession Planning Seminar Case study

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Uncategorised | Comments Off on Business Resilience and Succession Planning Seminar Case study

Jim and Jane (both in their mid 70’s) live at Home Farm, on the edge of the village, where they have just celebrated their 50th harvest. They have 3 children in their 40’s, Keith, Katherine and Karl.  Keith and Katherine each have 2 children, Lance (10 yo) and Lauren (8 yo), and Mark (19 yo) and Mary (17 yo) respectively. Home Farm includes 500 acres, of which 450 acres are in arable cropping and the remainder is woodland and rough that supports a small family shoot. The land is farmed in hand by Jim and Jane in partnership and they have one employee, Neil. Neil is 64 years old and looking...

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