Utility Schemes and Compensation

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  Farmers and landowners who are affected by a utility scheme are entitled to make a claim for compensation. However, it is important to get an Agent involved as early as possible so that… Continue reading

New ‘simplified’ Countryside Stewardship in the New Year

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The recent announcement from Natural England relating to a simplified Countryside Stewardship scheme due to open in the New Year is good news for farmers. Natural England have recognised that the particularly onerous… Continue reading

As another year draws to a close….

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Welcome to the first of our regular updates, this one focusing on our Shipston branch, designed to give you an insight into the daily life of SBK, local events, property market updates and… Continue reading

The Annual SBK Charity Quiz

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A rather unusual school event took place in the town last week, when Sheldon Bosley Knight hosted their ninth annual Quiz with a ‘Back to the Schoolroom’ theme. Desks were snapped up eagerly… Continue reading

The Shipston Victorian Evening

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Staff from Sheldon Bosley Knight donned their best Victorian outfits and hosted a coconut shy at this year’s Victorian Evening in Shipston-on-Stour. The stall proved very popular, testing the aim of all those… Continue reading

News from our Agricultural Team

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Rural Property Sold Throughout 2017 our Land Agency Department has been busy selling a number of rural properties in South Warwickshire including large blocks of bare arable land which concluded negotiations by Best &… Continue reading

Farmers’ Annual Stocktake – Are You Valuing Correctly?

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An alarmingly low number of farmers obtain formal annual stocktaking valuations for their end of year accounting.  These are governed by the RICS Red Book Regulations as farmstock is an asset and farm… Continue reading

SBK Sponsors Stratford Literary Festival Autumn Programme

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SBK were delighted to be asked once again to sponsor the 2017 Stratford Literary Festival Autumn programme and as always, the choice of speakers did not disappoint. The programme began in September with… Continue reading

Planning Case Study – Pitched Roof Garage with Home Office

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Our client wanted to create space for a home office on their property. Background: The property had an existing flat roofed garage and it was decided that replacing the existing roof with a pitched roof… Continue reading

The EngAGE Festival 2017

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Katie Carr from our Residential Sales team gave a useful presentation on De-Cluttering and Downsizing at the recent EngAGE Festival held in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Aimed at those aged 50+ the week-long festival featured 8… Continue reading

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