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New town centre premises for Melton community interest company

Thu 27 Jan 2022

A community interest company (CIC) is welcoming members to its new base in Melton this month (January) following a relocation move in which local agent, Shouler & Son acted for the landlord of the new town centre premises..
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Pounds from your piggery

Tue 25 Jan 2022

Shouler & Son is turning its attention to the plight of the pig farming industry in building on the property firm’s Cash in your cowshed initiative which saw it working with farming clients to successfully bring forward buildings and land holdings for alternative business use..
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Stewardship payments uplift by Defra: new revenue rates available

Mon 17 Jan 2022

Defra has just published the new, improved rates for payments under the Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) following its most recent review..
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Dress to impress for winter viewings

Mon 17 Jan 2022

The traditional, busy new year housing market is now well underway and this year is proving no exception when it comes to instructions and viewings, according to Shouler & Son..
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More detail key to unlock new payment schemes under ELMS umbrella

Thu 13 Jan 2022

Defra has recently published information about two major schemes to be rolled-out under the ELMS (Environment Land Management Scheme) umbrella in replacing the BPS (Basic Payment Scheme)..
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SFI: What’s known so far

Wed 12 Jan 2022

Last month (December), Defra finally set out how the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) will work this year (2022). We made our initial comment when the policy paper was published which was, broadly, welcoming of the fact that it had, at least, become available. .
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Sustainable Farming Incentive - A digested summary

Thu 06 Jan 2022

Tim Harris, agricultural associate, Shouler & Son, has fully digested the available detail of last month’s SFI (Sustainable Farming Incentive) Defra policy document and provides an entrée for those contemplating applying this year..
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​​​​​​​No time to lose as Farming Investment Fund application deadlines loom

Wed 05 Jan 2022

Shouler & Son’s rural professionals have been busy working on behalf of clients to meet the imminent application deadlines for two schemes of the Farming Investment Fund (FIF) on 07 January & 12 January..
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Local property is perfectly placed to ride the WFH wave

Wed 05 Jan 2022

Melton Mowbray and the surrounding rural district are perfectly placed to capitalise on lifestyle changes sought by homebuyers from London and the South East who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home (WFH) now and into the future..
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SFI: To boldly go in 2022 and beyond

Wed 22 Dec 2021

Shouler & Son’s rural business professionals are working with farm & estate business clients on the best way forward from 2022 in having digested the extent - and the limitations - of the ‘Sustainable Farming Initiative’ (SFI) policy document published by Defra earlier this month (02 December)..
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Christmas Opening Hours

Fri 17 Dec 2021

24th to 28th December – Closed 29th and 30th December – Open 31st December – Open (closes at 12 pm) Reopen on the 4th January 2022.
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Year end review:

Tue 14 Dec 2021

Covid-19 considerations have been the backdrop to land and property moves this year (2021) but the nature of Shouler & Son’s transactions have set the tone for the sector in the coming twelve months..
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Industrial application helps boost town’s employment profile

Tue 07 Dec 2021

Shouler & Son has welcomed plans announced by a Leicestershire-based developer to create a new commercial centre of employment on Melton Mowbray’s southern fringe..
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Return to retail sees agent’s pre-Christmas call for vacant units

Thu 02 Dec 2021

The return of more normal retail trading conditions since the summer has seen Shouler & Son recently complete its current portfolio of shop unit instructions and appeal to retail landlords to bring forward any vacant and vacating properties now, ahead of the new year..
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New lease of life for old bricks

Mon 22 Nov 2021

Shouler & Son’s lettings department describes one of its latest instructions this autumn as a ‘one-off’ property as it is a development opportunity offering the tenant the chance to convert and live in former school house in the Vale of Belvoir countryside ,near Grantham..
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​​​​​​​Launch of Farming Investment Fund welcomed but there is the need for speed

Wed 17 Nov 2021

Shouler & Son has welcomed the launch of the Farming Investment Fund (FIF) announced by Defra this week (16 November) and is urging any potential beneficiaries to apply sooner rather than later..
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Sellers advised to make their move now in preparation for new year buyers

Tue 16 Nov 2021

Homeowners who are contemplating a house move before next spring (2022) should be appointing a selling agent sooner rather than later before this year’s end..
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Final warehouse unit at Rotherhill Business Park scheme now available

Fri 12 Nov 2021

The final industrial unit remaining for sale or to let at Rotherhill Business Park in Melton Mowbray is now available, advises Shouler & Son who is acting as joint agent with FHP on behalf of the developer..
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Climate triggers commercial property opportunities

Mon 08 Nov 2021

As another client gains planning approval for a change from rural to commercial use for former farm buildings, Helen Vesper-Smith, the Shouler & Son partner who heads its commercial services, senses a trend gaining momentum..
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Spotlight on farm succession

Fri 08 Oct 2021

Farming is a business, a mindset and a way of life for families. Matters of the inheritance of the farm, its assets and the direction of the future business can often be highly charged because passions are in play. Frequently, assumptions are made and what is left unsaid can be disruptive..
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Where there’s muck there’s money – and a potential transformation in farming.

Thu 02 Sep 2021

The project is also demonstrating how captured fugitive methane surplus to the farm’s own needs can be made available in gas and liquid form for local sale to create a profitable income stream for the farmer, and how the company’s process can improve the sustainability of land management by using the resulting digestate to help minimise external artificial inputs in the form of manufactured fertiliser. The project aims to provide a proven business model for a roll-out of this radical new appr....
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Cash in your cowshed

Thu 02 Sep 2021

Back in early 2018 Shoulers launched our Cash in your Cowshed campaign which saw us working with and advising our existing and new agricultural clients to consider diversification as an alternative source of income generation, which has proven to be a great success! .
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Residential News

Thu 02 Sep 2021

The first half of 2021 has been a busy and successful time for Shouler & Sons letting department. Similar to 2020 demand has stayed strong with the unprecedented need for rental properties ranging from one-bedroom apartments to five-bedroom country residences. Due to this demand rents have continued to remain strong within the area as people are looking to move to properties offering more outside space and larger gardens due to the effects of the past two lock downs making people re-assess th....
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Is your land correctly registered with Land Registry?

Thu 02 Sep 2021

With most land being farmed within the same family for decades (if not centuries) you may have never asked yourself whether your land is correctly registered with Land Registry, however, if it is not, it can carry risks that will not only cost you time but money as well..
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The Sustainable Farming Incentive – Setting off down ELMS Road

Thu 02 Sep 2021

Last Autumn DEFRA released their policy paper entitled “The Path to Sustainable Farming: An Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024”. This plan set out the changes that were made to agricultural policy in England from the 1st of January and what it means to you as farmers..
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We have moved

Sat 03 Jul 2021

Our Wilton Road office has relocated to join our County Chambers office on Kings Road from the 5th July 2021..
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Information for tenants during the Coronavirus shut-down

Thu 16 Jul 2020

Our offices are closed but key members of our staff are working remotely. If something is in need of the landlord's attention to repair, please....
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Winter Newsletter 2019

Mon 09 Dec 2019

A roundup of our recent successes, achievements, news and updates. Click below to read more....
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The Cedars Farm Sale

Fri 30 Aug 2019

Farm Sale On behalf of K.V. Bonser The Cedars, Normanton-on-Soar Complete Farm Machinery Sale of Tractors, Trailers, Machinery, Equipment and Implements Saturday September 28th 2019 at 10.30 am .
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Melton one of highest-soaring house price areas in the country

Tue 01 Jan 2019

Home owners in Melton have been given a surprise boost this week with news that the value of their properties has risen this year at a faster rate on average than virtually every- where else in England..
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Cross Compliance

Tue 09 Oct 2018

If your business submits a BPS claim form, you are automatically committed to the rules of cross compliance, which began 1st January 2017..
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Is your farm a zero cost factory floor?

Tue 07 Aug 2018

Farming and farming incomes are as volatile as they have ever been and we are yet to see how Brexit will impact them in the coming months and years..
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