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5th Mar 2014VAT on flood insurance claims could leave flooded farmers out of pocket

For local South West farmers and businesses the misery caused by the flooding is not all over yet. As hundreds of millions of pounds are expected to be claimed on insurance for damaged crops, farm...

3rd Mar 2014Farmland is potential gold mine for landowners when sold for housing development

Housing development for farmland is being flagged up by property consultancy Mather Jamie as a significant way for landowners to release capital value. However, Robert Cole, a Director at Mather...

28th Feb 2014Farmland prices in South West jump 7% in just one year

It's good news for landowners in the South West as farmland prices have jumped around 7 per cent in the space of a year, hitting yet another record high during the final six months of 2013,...

6th Feb 2014Defra's national grant fund now open for applications from farmers and rural land-based businesses

Farmers and rural land-based businesses are being invited to apply for grants through the third round of the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Farming and Forestry Improvement...

18th Sep 2013Property News Blog: Favourable tax reliefs contribute to popularity of farmland as an investment. By Nicola Horrocks

Farming in this country is steeped in tradition and for many the family farm is passed down from generation to generation. But, in recent years farming has attracted new investors, whether they...

11th Jun 2013Farmland is next best asset to gold

Farmland has out-performed both equities and commodities in terms of value growth and levels of volatility over the past 17 years, with momentum continuing into the first quarter of 2013, according...

15th Feb 2013Lack of land and increased demand drives farmland prices up in South West

Farmland prices in the South West reached record levels during the second half of 2012, as demand for commercial farmland continued to grow, according to the latest RICS Rural Land Market Survey, H2...

20th May 2012Opco cracks on with Rowner regeneration project in Gosport

  Welsh construction firm Opco has started work on the £13.5 million phase two of the Rowner Renewal project in Gosport, Hampshire, providing new residential and retail buildings. The...

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