Professional Services News

19th November 2018
Lower Landlake Farmhouse Sold as part of probate sale by Kivells

A recent probate sale in Cornwall demonstrated the strength and expertise within south west property, professional services and auctioneers Kivells this month.

Kivells dedicated departments combined to assist a client who instructed Kivells to take care of all aspects of the probate sale at the unique, ancient farmhouse of Lower Landlake on the Devon and Cornwall border in Launceston.

16th October 2018
Tractor ploughing field

The Government has committed a further £30 million for another round of the popular countryside productivity small grants scheme which helps farmers buy the equipment they need to boost productivity and yields.

20th September 2018
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’