It is that time of year again, in the aftermath of Basic Payment Scheme applications, that our thoughts start turning Countryside Stewardship and what it may be able to offer landowners on top of their subsidy payments, for preserving and enhancing the environment.
Professional Services News
It is often the case authorities and utility companies require access onto privately owned or tenanted land to provide and maintain much needed public services. Often access or entry is commonly achieved by negotiation between both parties, but compulsory purchase powers are exercised in some circumstances.
I heard recently that a Tenant was walking away from his Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 Tenancy recently and I quizzed him to see whether he knew what he was giving away. I suggested he didn’t know how lucky he was to have lifetime security, potential rights of succession for future generations, and a protected rent review formula.
Often farms or land are offered on the market with telecommunications equipment, typically masts erected by mobile phone operators. Other equipment may include underground fibre optic cables, or fibre optic cables on electricity pylons, which attract an annual rent or termed wayleave payment.
Amongst the uncertainty of the future ahead of us after BREXIT, we do know there are some grants on offer next year. A brief summary of each is set out below. If you would like any more information or assistance with applications, please contact a member of the Kivells Professional team.
The Kivells Professional team are always keeping up to date on what is happening with the Common Agricultural Policy going forward which can be quite a task! There are many items that we think we know, subject to a Brexit deal, however there are many other unknown aspects that will be forthcoming in future months and years.
Welcome to the Kivells Professional Services Spring 2019 Newsletter and by the time this hits your doormat, we will be in full swing with preparation and submission of Basic Payment Scheme claims and considering Countryside Stewardship.
Applications for the 2019 Basic Payment Scheme are now open. If you would like any assistance in completing this year’s application or have entitlements to buy or sell, please contact your local professional - Exeter: 01392 252 262 | Launceston: 01566 776 886 | Holsworthy: 01409 259551.