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Connect with town's history in Listed retail premises to let

Grade II Listed commercial premises available to let in Melton Mowbray’s Market Place will give the new occupier the right to claim a slice of Leicestershire folklore and a direct linguistical link to the English-speaking world.…


Gorgeous Georgian seeks modern family life in Warwickshire village

A ‘gorgeous’ Georgian, country village residence in Warwickshire is looking for a new family to share its fine accommodation, period features and fulfil the potential of all its mature grounds, swimming pool, and range of formal and informal lawns and gardens have to offer.…


Most modern apartment to let in Victorian villa conversion

Shouler & Son has launched the latest in a succession of apartments to let in a in a newly renovated former Victorian villa residence in the leafy setting of one of Melton Mowbray town’s sought after neighbourhoods.…


Town centre retail units refurbished for investor or owner occupier convenience

Shouler & Son is acting as the sole agent under instruction on the sale of the freehold of two new, vacant retail units located on Melton Mowbray town centre’s busiest thoroughfares. Described by the agent as one of the ‘quirkiest’ of its recent commercial instructions, the two Wilton Road units have been re-purposed for easy to manage retail use from their previous use as one set of the town’s public male and female toilet facilities.…


Paddocks for pooch use gaining ground

Farmers or rural landowners looking for new opportunities for diversification could take a lead from peers and look to re-purpose any paddock amenity to accommodate the nation’s growing penchant for pooches.…


New role filled in residential agency

The expansion of Shouler & Son’s estate agency continues under the firm’s new head of residential with the announcement of the appointment of a new recruit to fill a newly created role. …


Lodge living in cemetery setting to let

A 19th Century residential lodge at the entrance to Melton Mowbray’s Thorpe Road cemetery is one of the latest properties local agent Shouler & Son has in its summer portfolio of new letting instructions.…


Food Strategy white paper published

The Government has set out its Food Strategy for England, and according to Shouler & Son’s rural professionals, the focus of the strategy appears to have moved away from this as its main focus in taking account of recent world events.…


Making market-ready movers

Buyers of residential property being launched by Shouler & Son can be confident that the seller is primed, prepared and ready to proceed when it comes to the paperwork of the sale.…


Farmers have a fortnight left to register use of PPPs

Shouler & Son is reminding farmers that they only have until 22 June to register details of their use of Plant Protection Products (PPPs) and companion substances (known as ‘adjuvants’) to ensure compliance with Defra and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) regulations.…


Much to chew over in Rural Digest

Shouler & Son has published the spring edition of its Rural Digest in which its rural services professionals round up and comment on the latest key policy and funding scheme announcements affecting farming & estates sector clients.…


An appointment to view property on the edge of country living

A detached, five bedroom family home set in mature landscaped grounds, on the edge of Melton Mowbray and close to the town’s cricket club and golf course is being described as an ‘appointment to view’ property by agent Shouler & Son.…


Storage scores for well placed landowners

Rising requirements for depot-scale sheds for commercial storage or shipping-style containers for smaller scale self-storage sees increasing demand for land on which storage can stand. Harry Baines, Shouler & Son Partner & Head of Commercial, feels landowners in the rural East Midlands are well placed to capitalise. …


Making Waves & Wyves with farm sales instruction

Shouler & Son’s latest farm sales instruction has already attracted interest from potential buyers from farming and non-farming backgrounds, confirms the firm’s rural commercial agency.…


Rural setting for high five industrial units to let

A set of five brand new, high quality industrial units to let, just a mile from Melton Mowbray is the latest local instruction the commercial agency of Shouler & Son is marketing to occupiers this spring.…


Urban style vibe to Melton mixed-use statement premises to let

Self-contained, mixed-use commercial premises to let in Melton Mowbray are likely to suit the type of business occupier looking to channel a more urban vibe in a workplace setting than is usually available in the rural market town or the surrounding area.…


Rural Digest - Spring 2022

Affairs of state, quite rightly, occupy our minds at Shouler Son this spring. When we started the year, headline concerns were driven by domestic considerations of increasing operating costs for businesses in focusing on the cost of living crisis. Yet in late February our focus turned to the international scene and the unsettling situation in Ukraine and the wider ramifications of conflict in the state known as the bread basket of Europe.…


Spring into industrial units to let at Rotherhill Business Park

Shouler Son is acting as an agent on behalf of the landlord on two industrial units available to let this spring at Rotherhill Business Park in Melton Mowbray. The two units are among the last in the scheme of fourteen units of upgraded and completely refurbished properties at the Thorpe Road business park in the market town of Melton.…


Make first impressions count this spring

This is the time of year when home owners thinking about selling in the coming months are advised to take advantage of the lengthening days to prepare their properties to make the best impression on potential buyers from the outset, according to Shouler Sons estate agents.…


Biodiversity Net Gain BNG: A new partnership approach?

In the second of an occasional series of guest comments from peer professionals in the property sector, John Coleman, Dip,TP, MRTPI shares his own, personal views on a new opportunity for rural landowners and developers to work together.…


Shouler & Son builds on regional residential expertise

Shouler & Son has announced the appointment of a new head of its residential estate agency. Richard Cleaver has joined the Melton Mowbray-based property practice as head of the estate agency department and senior valuer.…


SFI latest: Defra provides payment rates confirmation

The latest Defra announcement about the Sustainable Farming Initiative (SFI) has been published. Shouler & Son’s rural service professionals agree that the latest announcement (published 30 March) confirms much of what was already known when the SFI policy document was published last December (2021) and on which the firm commented at the time.…


Steady spring in to the housing market

The spring housing market remains steady when set against the prevailing winds of global events and domestic economic concerns dominating the headlines so far this year.…


Local & global focus at Farm Update seminar

Forty delegates with farming business interests gathered in Melton Mowbray at the end of last week to hear speakers from three of the East Midlands region’s leading professional services firms share their views on the farming & rural sector as it heads in to the second quarter of the year (2022).…


Little Diva opens latest salon venue in Melton agents former offices

A national franchise business which hosts pamper parties for children and young families has chosen Melton Mowbray as the location for its latest salon venue where it is now open for business at 1 Wilton Road, Melton Mowbray - the former estate agency offices of local property firm Shouler & Son.…


Energy expert gives fuel for thought

In the first of a series of guest comments from peer professionals in the property sector who work with Shouler & Son, Colin Smithson-Connelly, a domestic energy assessor with Sycamore Energy Assessors Ltd, explains EPCs.…


Lets and pets

According to The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA), the twelve month period post-March 2020 lockdown saw pet ownership increase in the country by 3.2 million households, with circa 12 million dogs and an equivalent figure of cats living in the UK and spread across roughly 17 million households. In the face of such a volume of pet ownership, it should come as no surprise that attitudes of property landlords change with the times in matters of tenants who are also responsible pet owners.…


Log on to winter warmth

The rising cost of energy bills will be figuring in many households’ expenditure and budgeting this year (2022), but Shouler & Son reports that running costs are not something housebuyers in and around the Melton Mowbray area are identifying as a priority when it comes to making an offer on a property.…


RPA publishes BPS Lump Sum Exit Scheme details

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has recently published details of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) Lump Sum Exit Scheme for those with farming interests who are wishing to leave and/or retire from the sector.…


Lettings property management: the role of an agent

Gatekeeper, advocate, troubleshooter, & steward are just some of roles performed by a property managing agent. Dan Barradale, associate, Shouler & Son, outlines the value to landlords in using management services when it comes to rental property.…


FBTs & ELMS: Defra working group

Defra has recently launched the Tenancy Working Group (TWG), an independent study group with a wide remit to include how the move to ELMS (Environment Land Management Schemes) funding will affect tenant farmers.…


Energy in focus: a commercial agents view

With energy costs in focus on the news agenda this winter, Helen Vesper-Smith, Partner, Shouler & Son offers a view of the significance of energy ratings when it comes to commercial units.…


Pounds from your piggery

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.…


Dress to impress for winter viewings

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.…


SFI: Whats known so far

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. …


Sustainable Farming Incentive - A digested summary

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.…


Local property is perfectly placed to ride the WFH wave

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.…


SFI: To boldly go in 2022 and beyond

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).…


Christmas Opening Hours

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


Year end review:

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.…


Return to retail sees agents pre-Christmas call for vacant units

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.…


New lease of life for old bricks

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.…


Climate triggers commercial property opportunities

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.…


Spotlight on farm succession

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.…


Where theres muck theres money and a potential transformation in farming.

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 approach across the county, the UK and beyond.…


Cash in your cowshed

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! …


Residential News

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 their priorities and living situation.…


Is your land correctly registered with Land Registry?

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.…


The Sustainable Farming Incentive Setting off down ELMS Road

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.…


We have moved

Our Wilton Road office has relocated to join our County Chambers office on Kings Road from the 5th July 2021.…


Winter Newsletter 2019

A roundup of our recent successes, achievements, news and updates. Click below to read more...…


The Cedars Farm Sale

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 …


Cross Compliance

If your business submits a BPS claim form, you are automatically committed to the rules of cross compliance, which began 1st January 2017.…


Is your farm a zero cost factory floor?

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.…


A local success story...

Shouler & Son handle more business premises than anyone else in the second most successful town in UK.…


Local Property Market

With all the doom & gloom in the press about the world at large, right down to the local economy and housing market we are glad that Spring is nearly upon us. With the bulbs flowering,…


Residential Lettings

Since our last newsletter it has become apparent that the increase in stamp duty targeting residential landlords has not had much negative effect. Nor have the changes to income tax in terms of mortgage interest for let residential no longer being allowable expense to offset against income. We believe that the investment yields…