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Lake District Livestock Judging Evening

November 2018 News

Thursday 15th November 2018 at 6:30pm PFK Land Agency are pleased to have been involved as sponsors for this very successful event.  Everyone enjoyed the night and a grand…

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Lake District Livestock Judging Evening

November 2018

Thursday 15th November 2018 at 6:30pm

PFK Land Agency are pleased to have been involved as sponsors for this very successful event.  Everyone enjoyed the night and a grand total of £2200 was raised to go to Carlisle and North Lakeland Hospice!

 

RPA confirms BPS 2018 payment rates

November 2018 News

The RPA announced the BPS 2018 payment rates on 6th November, with the rate of deduction for Financial Discipline to be announced later this month. The 2018 payment rates will…

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RPA confirms BPS 2018 payment rates

November 2018

The RPA announced the BPS 2018 payment rates on 6th November, with the rate of deduction for Financial Discipline to be announced later this month.

The 2018 payment rates will be as follows: –

Region

2018

2017

Non-severely disadvantages areas

 

€259.52

€258.15

Severely disadvantaged areas

 

€257.53

€255.82

 

Moorland

 

€70.23

€70.95

The exchange rate is set at €1 = £0.89281 which is slightly less than that of 2017.

Payment rates will rise slightly for non-severely disadvantaged areas and severely disadvantaged areas. The outcome for non-severely disadvantaged and severely disadvantaged land is a slightly better payment per entitlement. The moorland payment rate has dropped slightly from 2017.

Payments should start arrving in bank accounts from 3rd December.

For further information on grants and subsides, speak to Jo Edwards on 01768 866611.

Recent amendments to the EPC regulations

December 2018 News

Under Government regulations all let properties are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This provides a property with a rating from A (most energy efficient) to G (least…

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Recent amendments to the EPC regulations

December 2018

Under Government regulations all let properties are required to have an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). This provides a property with a rating from A (most energy efficient) to G (least energy efficient).

Under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) all let properties will be required to have a minimum EPC rating of E by 1st April 2020.

Prior to the latest amendments, properties could receive an exemption from the MEES regulations for 5 years. Exemptions could be given, for example, if the tenant or a 3rd party (such as the planning authority) refused consent, or that measures to improve the EPC rating could not be made at ‘no cost’ to the landlord.

Last month it was announced that the UK Government had revised its MEES exemption policy.

MEES exemptions registered between 1st January 2018 and 31st March 2019 will now only be valid until 1st April 2020.

Furthermore, the at ‘no cost’ exemption has been removed, and landlords will be expected to spend up to £3,500 to improve a property’s EPC rating. Only if it is shown that upgrades to a property will cost more than £3,500 can landlords register for an exemption.

For more information on EPC regulations for let properties please contact Janet Flintoft or Abigail Wass.

2018 Auction Results

January 2019 News

PFK Land Agency have had another successful year of auction results, with many lots making more than the guide price. Kirkber Farm with a 5 bedroom farmhouse, range of traditional…

2018 Auction Results
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2018 Auction Results

January 2019

PFK Land Agency have had another successful year of auction results, with many lots making more than the guide price.

Kirkber Farm with a 5 bedroom farmhouse, range of traditional and modern farm buildings, and 124.79 acres of quality grazing and mowing land attracted lots of interest, and after a successful auction sold for £1,530,000 (September 2018).

Other auction results in 2018 include:

30.87 acres of land at Troutbeck made £74,000 in July.

31.22 acres of land at Old Park, Watermillock made £98,000 in October.

19.37 acres of land at Matterdale made £120,000 in October.

30.84 acres of land at Fort Putnam made £285,000 in November.

Thinking of selling your farm in 2019? Let PFK Land Agency lead the way.
Contact Jo Edwards or Janet Flintoft for:

  • Free sales appraisal
  • Competitive commission rates
  • National advertising coverage
  • Extensive local knowledge
  • Specialist experiences team

Grass Letting 2019

February 2019

Do you let your land on an informal arrangement? Or if you are thinking about letting your land on a new licence arrangement, did you know that you can still…

Grass Letting 2019
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Grass Letting 2019

February 2019

Do you let your land on an informal arrangement?

Or if you are thinking about letting your land on a new licence arrangement, did you know that you can still claim the farm subsidies and carry out the maintenance?

To protect your position there must be an agreement in writing each year.

Please contact Janet Flintoft at PFK Land Agency to help you with you agreements and payment negotiations.

Northern Briefing 2019

March 2019

On Friday 1st March 2019 our Land Agency team attended the annual Northern Briefing Conference which was held at Rudding Park in Harrogate. This was a well-attended event with…

Northern Briefing 2019
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Northern Briefing 2019

March 2019

On Friday 1st March 2019 our Land Agency team attended the annual Northern Briefing Conference which was held at Rudding Park in Harrogate.

This was a well-attended event with many firms from across the country present.

Key speakers from the day included Jeremy Moody (CAAV Secretary), Oliver McEntyre (Barclays Agriculture), Simon Kirkup (Womble Bond Dickinson) and Richard Williamson (Managing Director of Beeswax Dyson Farming Ltd.).

Brexit of course dominated discussions, and never seemed to be far from the agenda. There was an overriding sentiment that whilst Brexit does pose threats due to the uncertainty, it will also undoubtedly offer as many opportunities. It was stressed that a “head in the sand” mentality will not make the problem go away, and that businesses of all sizes need to be pro-actively preparing and working with their advisors in order to ensure that they are in the best position possible.

Our team attends events such as this on a regular basis to ensure that we keep our knowledge up to date, and we can therefore provide you with the best advice possible.

2019 Seasonal Grazing Auction

March 2019

The PFK 2019 seasonal grazing auction will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 1pm in The Hired Lad, Penrith Auction Mart. For more information please contact Janet Flintoft.…

2019 Seasonal Grazing Auction
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2019 Seasonal Grazing Auction

March 2019

The PFK 2019 seasonal grazing auction will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 1pm in The Hired Lad, Penrith Auction Mart.

For more information please contact Janet Flintoft.

New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.

April 2019 News

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager. Jessica Knight joined the company in…

New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.
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New PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager.

April 2019

Penrith Farmers and Kidd’s PLC are pleased to announce the appointment of a new PA to Head of Land Agency and Office Manager. Jessica Knight joined the company in April 2019.

Jessica is 23 and lives in Crackenthrope near Appleby. She has lived in the area her whole life and studied at Appleby Grammar School. Since then, she has had experience in the event management industry, and more recently kicked off her career as a Lettings Manager at one of the estate agencies in Penrith, which she really enjoyed. Jessica brings with her a wealth of experience in the lettings industry, and hopes to bring both organisation and creativity to the role as well. She is excited to be a part of PFK, and is looking forward to building on our Land Agency department’s continuing success.

Well Bank Wood, Appleby in Westmorland - Sold!

May 2019 News Woodland News

PFK Land Agency are pleased to offer for sale the opportunity to purchase 5.76 acres (2.33 ha) of woodland close to the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.…

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Well Bank Wood, Appleby in Westmorland - Sold!

May 2019 News

PFK Land Agency are pleased to offer for sale the opportunity to purchase 5.76 acres (2.33 ha) of woodland close to the market town of Appleby-in-Westmorland.

Well Bank Wood consists of four main vegetational compartments which comprise of mixed mature woodland approximately 130 years old, sycamore plantation approximately 50 years old, bramble, wild rose, and hawthorn scrub and mesotrophic grassland and under scrub approximately 30 years old. The woodland also benefits from pedestrian access from the top of Mill Hill and slopes down to meet the River Eden.

Click here for the full details.

For further information, please contact Janet Flintoft by telephone on (01768) 866611 or by email: janetflintoft@pfk.co.uk

Tebay Ghyll Farm, Tebay - Sold!

May 2019 Property News

PFK Land Agency are pleased to bring to the market Tebay Ghyll Farm. Small Holding for sale located on the edge of the Howgill Fells. For sale in up to…

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Tebay Ghyll Farm, Tebay - Sold!

May 2019 News

PFK Land Agency are pleased to bring to the market Tebay Ghyll Farm.

Small Holding for sale located on the edge of the Howgill Fells. For sale in
up to 2 lots.
• Lot 1 – 4 bedroomed farmhouse, attached barn with planning for conversion
to extend the house and convert to a holiday cottage, stables and 4.96
acres of land.
• Lot 2 – 54.49 acres of grazing land
• For more information please contact Jo Edwards on 01768 866611.

Lot 1 – £525,000 Lot 2 – £150,000

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