Chartered surveyors and land agents

More funding and measures to support farmers

On 20 February 2024, the Prime Minister and the Environment Secretary announced the following measures to support the farming industry, which include what is the largest ever grant offer for farmers...

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Biodiversity net gain comes into force

“On 12 February 2024, the delivery of a minimum of 10% Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) became a statutory requirement for new applications for planning permission for major development.  On 2 April...

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New planning rules for short term lets

Almost a year ago we pointed out the Government’s consultation on introducing a new planning use class for short-term lets and associated permitted development rights.  We expected that the consultation was...

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Class Q approval obtained for five dwellings

Acorn Rural Property Consultants has successfully obtained Class Q approval for the conversion of an agricultural building under the Class Q permitted development right to five dwellings.  If you have a...

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SFI and CS update

“The Defra Secretary of State, The Rt. Hon Steve Barclay MP has issued a letter to farmers following his address at the Oxford Farming Conference in early January to announce updates...

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Is mandatory ADR lawful?

This is the question that has just been answered by the Court of Appeal in an extremely important and eagerly awaited judgment that was handed down yesterday (29 November 2023). The...

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Forest market report 2023

Tilhill and specialist land agency firm Goldcrest Land & Forestry Group have published their long running annual report into the state of the UK forestry market. For those involved in the...

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Arbitration Bill

Our Mark Sanders is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and was on the editorial team that produced the RICS guidance note on rural arbitration. He also contributed to...

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