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Gaining Early Possession of Development Land

A recent legal case in Herefordshire (Herefordshire DC v Bayliss) has clarified the position as regards the serving of a Notice to Quit on a tenant when planning permission has not yet been obtained. The wording of the Agricultural Holdings Act is such that it can be confusing as to whether a Case B (a […]

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Buy British Lamb

I was delighted to read this week that Waitrose has finally decided to sell only UK lamb. Given the time it has taken I can’t congratulate them but ‘thank you’ Waitrose for finally doing the right thing. It is a shame that they feel they need to phase out imports over a period running into […]

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Residential Lettings & The Election

Whichever of the two main parties win the election next month – assuming it is going to be one of the ‘big two’ – both parties plan on bringing in new regulations that could on the face of it make life harder for the private landlord. Boris has reconfirmed his party’s intentions to scrap the […]

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Successful Autumn Farm Dispersal Sale

G Herbert Banks conducted their second well attended farm sale on Saturday 19th October, with a wide range of lots sold for Newnham Farms Ltd. The sale was due to Newnham Farms Ltd moving their hop farming operations to a new farm further along the Teme Valley. The sale was largely made up of hop […]

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BUOYANT TRADE FOR TIDY WELL MAINTAINED MACHINERY

Auctioneers G Herbert Banks in conjunction with Halls Holdings Limited of Kidderminster conducted a very successful dispersal sale at Stonehill Farm, Lineholt, Ombersley, Worcestershire last Saturday 5th October on behalf of the Sanders family. Auctioneers Bob Parry of G Herbert Banks and James McIntyre of Halls worked their way through 250 lots in around 2 […]

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Significant demand for residential projects continues

Many buyers are continuing to search for the ‘doer upper’. This is both for occupation as a private house or as an development or investment opportunity. We continue to market, and sell very successfully, a good number such properties across the region. Recent sales of note include: The incredibly appealing River Bank House, Cookley in […]

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Another Pending Farm Dispersal Sale – 19th October 2019

By Direction of Newnham Farms Ltd Newnham Court Farm, Newnham Bridge, Tenbury Wells WR15 8JF DISPERSAL SALE OF HOP, FRUIT, HORTICULTURAL & AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT & EFFECTS to include: Tractors & vehicles: 14 Tractors viz John Deere 5100 GF(15); John Deere 5615F (06); John Deere 1950; New Holland TN75DA (06); New Holland TN755 (03); New Holland 4135; Massey Ferguson 240; Massey […]

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Farm Dispersal Sale – 5th October 2019

G Herbert Banks and Halls Holdings Limited have been jointly favored with the kind instruction of the Executors of HA & VB Sanders to conduct this interesting dispersal sale of 4 classic Massey Ferguson tractors together with a range of good quality arable and horticultural machinery together with the usual range of small tools, spares […]

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New To The Market – Stunning Georgian House

Dodoak Little Witley has just come to the market with a guide price of £650,000. This is a wonderful attached Georgian country house with fabulous accommodation of about 3353 sq ft. The property is situated in a much favoured and very accessible area, being extremely well placed for schools & commuting. Dodoak has been sensitively improved […]

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Glamping

With Brexit looming, many farmers and landowners looking to diversify and invest their time in something other than growing food crops or stocking their land.  In the glorious counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire there are many other options, such as using a small waterside field or unproductive corner or hill on the farm for something […]

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