Farmers who want to buy a farm with fewer than 100 acres may look to opportunities in England, Wales and Scotland this week.
A 434-acre block of arable land at Caulcott, near Bicester, is for sale at a guide price of £3.5m for the whole or in up to three lots.
Most solar rooftop projects will no longer need planning permission after permitted development rights (PDRs) were extended to installations of up to 1MW.
Previously PDRs were only available on projects of up to 50kW.
Last week's dramatic decision by the Competitions and Markets Authority to fine three estate agencies and a publisher for alleged cartel-like anti-competitive behaviour may be just the start of many other similar actions, a legal firm is warning.
The CMA last week levied £775,000 in fines on Three Counties Estate Agents Ltd and publisher Trinity Mirror (Southern) in a case first reported last year on Estate Agent Today.
While the law is set to change, tenants are still in danger of losing their homes because they sublet – as this story shows
Wales and Scotland offer opportunities this week with two stock farms and a block of arable land. Farmers Weekly takes a look at the farms.
A multi-million pound government IT system to process EU subsidy payments for farmers in England has been largely abandoned after "performance problems".
The system will be re-launched next week with farmers asked to submit Basic Payment Scheme claims on paper forms.
Farmers say they have struggled with the £154m website for months.
The Budget announcements by Chancellor George Osborne largely ignored the business of selling or buying homes - to the relief of many in the industry.
After the dramatic announcement to reform Stamp Duty contained in the Autumn Statement in December, some analysts and agents were expecting other measures to be delivered by Osborne in what was his final Budget before the May 7 election.
A 22ha solar farm in Wiltshire faces the prospect of being dismantled after the site’s planning permission was overturned in the High Court.
The UK’s largest solar farm has gone live in Hampshire.
Southwick Estate solar farm, near Fareham, has a 48MW capacity, enough to supply 14,500 homes, and has been built on 80ha of Grade 4 land deemed uneconomical for growing crops.
Feed-in Tariff (FiT) support needs urgently reforming to stop the unfair penalisation of small-scale wind projects, industry body RenewableUK has warned.
The number of High Street shops fell sharply last year after many more stores closed than opened, research suggests.
The Local Data Company, which based its analysis on the top 500 UK town centres, said a net total of 987 high street shops disappeared in 2014, almost three times the 2013 total.
Overall, it said 5,839 outlets closed last year, equivalent to 16 a day.
Rising house prices have been willed by public policy over decades. The fallout for families, communities and business has been severe.
A good mix of business opportunities and parcels of land are coming to the market across the UK.
House prices in London are moving in the opposite direction to the rest of the UK - they are falling, according to surveyors.
More surveyors reported that property prices had fallen in the three months to the end of February than those who reported price rises.
A dairy farmer is selling off his 1,000-strong herd to fund his retirement plans, including his beef suckler herd venture. Steve Graham has been milking cows for 35 years, but he has decided now is the time to pursue his other passions – building up his pedigree suckler herd and collecting Ford vintage tractors. His herd of Holstein Friesians will go under the hammer of auctioneer Kivells at Holsworthy market on 23 and 30 March, the Western Morning News reported.
Strong demand for large-scale solar sites combined with limited grid capacity is keeping rents relatively high and putting landowners in a strong position, according to land agents.
BANK HOUSE in Leeds has been sold for £10m in the latest major property deal in the city.Palace Capital, which specialises in property investments outside London, has exchanged contracts to buy Bank House, on King Street, from a major pension fund for £10m cash.
Owners of farm diversification businesses who think they are paying incorrect business rates are being warned they could lose thousands of pounds in rebates if they don’t appeal before 1 April 2015.
The South West offers a Devonshire tenancy and Cornish livestock farm this week, while Oxfordshire and Hertfordshire both offer arable opportunities.
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