Professional Services News

21st August 2018
Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton - Exterior shot of farmhouse

Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton

Kivells have recently completed on the sale of an impressive and diverse portfolio situated at Pollardscombe Farm, Slapton.

11th June 2018
Freehold and with vacant possession upon completion

Within the Rural Professional department of Kivells we carry out a range of Red Book valuations which comply with the RICS Red Book (Global Standards) 2017. There are many farmers and landowners that require these valuations for a range of purposes from the borrowing of money, tax, matrimonial purposes and also for their own use.

4th June 2018
Head shot of Kivells Launceston Office Director Thomas Rattray

Countryside Stewardship is open for the 4th application season. Agreements applied for now “should” commence in January 2019. We use the phrase loosely. 2017 applications are still being processed by Natural England now, although the pace does not necessarily suggest a high uptake.

It is true however that uptake is growing, but neither this, nor the processing speed, appears to be putting people off.

21st May 2018
Head shot of Kivells Rural Chartered Surveyor Lisabeth Miller

For an established farming business, housing two generations of a family on the farm can prove problematic when there is only one farmhouse. In this instance, a planning application can be submitted for the construction of an agricultural workers dwelling. A strong business case will need to be put forward with a planning application to prove the need for an additional dwelling on the farm.

15th May 2018
Kivells Professional Services corn field with blue sky

When out on an appointment, there is usually one topic of conversation guaranteed to come up, ‘what grants are available?’

11th May 2018
Head shot of Ian Caunter - Kivells Professional Services

‘BPS Remains in Place for the Foreseeable Future’

4th May 2018
Kivells Liskeard staff Sam Turner, Rebecca Peace, Claire Whiting, Richard Luscombe and Jane Heard standing side by side in the Liskeard office in CRUK Relay For Life t-shirts

The team at Kivells Liskeard are taking part in the Cornwall Relay For Life to raise funds for charity partner of the year, Cancer Research UK. After successful fundraisers from Kivells Callington and Bude offices so far this year, it is the turn of Liskeard to support this amazing cause.

1st May 2018
Black and white photo of a Kivells market in Holswothy square

Kivells can be traced back to 1885 when William Thomas Kivell set himself up in business as an auctioneer and land agent, first in Pyworthy and then in Holsworthy. Kivells is organised around five divisions, Agricultural sales and auctions (including the 3 livestock markets at Holsworthy, Hallworthy and Exeter and on farm sales throughout the Westcountry). Farm, Residential and Commercial Property (covering sales and lettings).

12th April 2018
Kivells Area Manager Dan Stokes presenting quiz team winners with their prize inside the Falcon Hotel

Staff at Kivells Bude office recently held a special charity quiz night to raise funds for Kivells Charity Partner of the Year, Cancer Research UK. The event took place at the Falcon Hotel in Bude and was attended by over 50 people from Bude and the surrounding communities.

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