Professional Services News

17th October 2019
Headshot of Kivells Claire Quick

Claire Quick BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV, Rural Chartered Surveyor, Exeter Office

What does the future hold with regards to farm subsidies? An answer to which we unfortunately do not know in detail but by the time you are reading this, we may have some more political certainty as to who will be controlling farm subsidies going forward.

11th October 2019
Professional Services Autumn 2019 Newsletter

Welcome to the Kivells Professional Services Autumn 2019 Newsletter. Summer 2019 has hopefully been a busy and successful season with generally favourable weather conditions during harvest. Despite some recent poor weather we hope mother nature will provide some finer weather to allow Autumn crops to be tilled.

3rd October 2019
A packed room at Trethorne Leisure Park for the Planning for the Future seminar

The professional services team from Kivells and financial advisers from the accountancy firm Baldwins recently hosted a well-attended seminar for the local agricultural community at a packed venue in Cornwall.

6th August 2019
Head shot of Claire Quick

Claire Quick BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV - Rural Chartered Surveyor

For an established farming business, housing two generations of a family on the farm can provide problematic when there is only one farmhouse. In this instance there are two main options, either the construction of a new agricultural workers dwelling or alternatively, the change of use of an agricultural building to a dwelling under Class Q.

8th August 2019

Swaling contractor needed for a four year contract at Common Moor, Putford.

Reference and details of experience wil be required.

Tenders close 5 pm Friday 6th September 2019.

Please contact Lisabeth Miller at Holsworthy Livestock Market on 01409 253275 or for more details and information on how to apply.

22nd July 2019
Stephanie Bray from CAAT and Richard Luscombe from Kivells holding a Cornwall Air Ambulance banner at the finish line

Stephanie Bray (Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust Fundraising Officer) and Richard Luscombe (Kivells Marketing Executive) at the finish line

Staff at Kivells put their best foot forward this month on a charity challenge to raise money for charity partner of the year, The Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust.

10th May 2019
Headshot of Kivells Lisabeth Miller

Lisabeth Miller BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV - Rural Chartered Surveyor

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.

8th April 2019
Kivells Ian Caunter headhsot

Ian Caunter - Rural Chartered Surveyor, Exeter Office

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.

8th April 2019
Kivells Director Tom Rattray Headshot

Tom Rattray - Kivells Director, Launceston Office

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.

8th April 2019
Kivells Director Mark Bunt headshot

Mark Bunt - Kivells Director, Liskeard Office

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.