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Pinvin development poised for 40 homes

16th Oct 2017

Construction of 40 new homes in south-east Worcestershire is a step closer after a ‘textbook example’ of delivering residential land development.

Chateau Impney builder’s first mansion to return to homes

10th Oct 2017

A Victorian manor house first built by the man who went on to create Chateau Impney could return to residential use in a new guise.

Electronic Code clarifies relationship between landlords and mobile operators

18th Sep 2017

The new Electronic Communications Code is expected to come into law as early as December 2017.

Toolstation gets set to debut in Wolverhampton

14th Sep 2017

Work has begun on a new trade counter in Wolverhampton by one of Britain's fastest growing suppliers of tools, accessories and building supplies.

Successful business relocation for local business TFN Landscapes

14th Sep 2017

Noake Farm in Hucclecote Gloucester is now well and truly open for business following a lengthy planning process.

Diversity of Planning Work

13th Sep 2017

The Fisher German Planning team continue to have an excellent success rate in gaining consent for new developments.

Fisher German join the Crown Commercial Service Framework

11th Sep 2017

Fisher German have been appointed to the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Estates Professional Services framework

Amazone moves across Doncaster to create farm ‘city’

8th Sep 2017

A leading European agricultural machinery manufacturer is creating a working farm demonstration area, showroom and new UK head office.

Wigley Group returns to its roots

8th Sep 2017

A leading commercial property company in the Midlands has acquired a former country house in Warwickshire for its new headquarters.

Black Country developer adds two more sites

6th Sep 2017

One of the Midlands’ fastest growing PRS developers has acquired two more development sites in the Black Country.

More frequent floods in the future

24th Aug 2017

As most recently highlighted in the RICS Land Journal, flood events are predicted to become more frequent in the UK.

New Homes set for Derbyshire following land sale

17th Aug 2017

Fisher German and strategic land promoter Richborough Estates have completed the sale of a 34 acre residential development site to Bloor Homes.

Receding High Street may force rates changes

4th Aug 2017

The business rates regime is in a right old pickle.

Welcomed to the Yorkshire fold

3rd Aug 2017

We’ve only been in our new Doncaster office a few weeks but already it feels like home.

Politicians can’t stop property rock and rolling along

31st Jul 2017

The snap General Election was a disaster. Far from providing the promised ‘strong and stable’ circumstances for a great Brexit deal, we are left with political turmoil.

Commercial development back on the agenda

28th Jul 2017

Development is back in vogue with a genuine appetite for potential sites despite the current economic and political uncertainty.

Land Registry error proves expensive

26th Jul 2017

Charles Meynell has assisted to secure significant compensation for a private landowner arising from an error by the Land Registry in the registration of title.

Focus on Simon Geary

25th Jul 2017

We talk to Simon Geary, Chartered Surveyor and Associate Partner, who is based in the Fisher German Knutsford office.

Love it or loathe the HS2 juggernaut continues to plough ever forwards

18th Jul 2017

£6.6 billion worth of civil engineering contracts have today been awarded to various companies on HS2 Phase One.

HS2 Phase 2A Update

6th Jul 2017

Fisher German is acting on behalf of a large number of clients affected to varying degrees by along the entire length of the HS2 scheme.

Rural Intelligence at the touch of a button

20th Jun 2017

Fisher German has launched its new rural information app for clients and colleagues.

Tewkesbury loft style living opportunity anything but run of the mill

20th Jun 2017

A fascinating development opportunity for ‘loft style living’ has emerged on both banks of the River Avon in the centre of Tewkesbury.

Are you entitled to Entrepreneurs' Relief

19th May 2017

Entrepreneurs’ Relief was introduced in 2008, and mitigates Capital Gains Tax upon certain disposals of business assets by an individual.

Important Rural Portfolio comes to the market

21st Apr 2017

One of the largest and most diverse agricultural property sales in decades – which is set to raise more than £40 million for a council – is set to start this month.

Blight Notice Success

19th Apr 2017

Although it is a requirement to serve HS2 with a Blight Notice in respect of a whole property, where a property is divided even by a narrow country lane, HS2 has declined to accept the Notice.

The uncertainty behind the business rates headlines

5th Apr 2017

Since the announcement to delay the 2015 business rates revaluation to 2017, there has been widespread confusion across the industry.

Fixing our broken housing market

4th Apr 2017

At least 250,000 new homes are needed each year to keep pace with the ever-increasing demand in the UK according to the government

Opportunities to promote land for battery or STOR energy sites

4th Apr 2017

There is a great opportunity for landowners to promote land for battery or STOR energy sites.

New homes set to be built in Potton

4th Apr 2017

Up to 90 new homes are set to be built in Potton following a deal overseen by a leading development agency.

2017 promotions announced in Fisher German

31st Mar 2017

Fisher German property consultants are pleased to announce the promotion of 17 individuals throughout the business.

Wye Valley offices with a view to die for

13th Mar 2017

Work, breath-taking views and boutique hotel-standard accommodation rarely come together – but that’s precisely what’s on offer at an idyllic office park in rural Herefordshire.

Potential cost savings from Water Deregulation

1st Mar 2017

Following deregulation of the non-domestic water market in Scotland in 2008, England is set to follow suit in April this year when all businesses will be able to choose to switch supplier.

Is your Basic Payment Scheme receipt as expected?

24th Feb 2017

Fisher German have produced a BPS 2016 receipt calculator to check the payment received is as expected.

The new Digital Economy Bill is on the way

23rd Feb 2017

With the Digital Economy Bill forecast to receive Royal Assent in June 2017, many land and property owners are asking how it will affect them.

Countryside Stewardship Spring update

22nd Feb 2017

Countryside Stewardship (CS) replaces the old Entry and Higher Level Stewardship schemes (ELS and HLS), it also now encompasses Woodland Grant Schemes and Catchment Sensitive Farming.

New RDPE grant funding opportunities

21st Feb 2017

The Government has made available a new round of RDPE grant funding under the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Developments Growth Programme.

Model Farm Spring update

20th Feb 2017

The uplift in commodity prices has come too late for most of the Tiger Farm’s 2016 harvest ...

Private investor moves from offices into Retford NHS centre

16th Feb 2017

A private investor has paid almost half a million pounds for a modern industrial unit in Retford with a passing rent of £35,000 per annum.

Mineral Option agreed for new quarry near Milton Keynes

24th Jan 2017

Fisher German have secured market leading terms for a Mineral Option for a greenfield site near Milton Keynes.

Leicestershire family farm evolves over century

23rd Jan 2017

A Leicestershire farm in the same family for nearly a century is continuing to diversify as it looks ahead into 2017.

Land sale paves way for new homes

17th Jan 2017

Strategic land promoter Richborough Estates and development agency Fisher German have completed the sale of a 22 acre development site in Leicestershire.

Fisher German goes in to bat again for Ticknall Cricket Club

3rd Jan 2017

Fisher German have announced they are to renew their ongoing sponsorship of Ticknall Cricket Club for a further three years.

Carl Pearson scoops rural accolade at the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards

8th Dec 2016

Just as we started to think we understood what Brexit might mean for UK Farming, the result of the elections in America puts us back into a world of disbelief and huge uncertainty.

National Business Development Manager joins Fisher German

6th Dec 2016

Fisher German have made a key national appointment in Jeremy Phillips who joins as Business Development Manager.

Fisher German expands with strategic consolidation

21st Nov 2016

Leading property consultancy Fisher German is expanding its commercial, residential and rural offering by consolidating Halls (Midlands) LLP within the Fisher German brand from 1 December 2016.

Fisher German announces Autumn promotions

30th Sep 2016

Fisher German are pleased to announce the promotion of 11 individuals throughout the business.

Move to bigger offices for growing Bedford team

20th Sep 2016

Property experts and chartered surveyors Fisher German are expanding into new offices at Priory Business Park in Bedford.

Ransom opportunities for landowners

7th Sep 2016

Potential “ransom opportunities” can produce large financial benefits to the adjoining landowners if their third party land is required for access or services.

Two major development sites sold in Derbyshire

6th Sep 2016

The hunger for new homes is still alive in Derbyshire as two major development sites are sold in the county.

Tendering for success

16th Aug 2016

Tendering for a holding is something that you do very infrequently and maybe just once or twice in your farming career. It is important to get it right.

What does the future hold for farming post-Brexit?

16th Aug 2016

We expect that the Brexit vote will be good for farm businesses while our politicians negotiate our exit from Europe.

Recruitment is key

16th Aug 2016

One of the most influential aspects on the profitability and success of agricultural businesses is the quality and performance of the staff and managers.

Successful diversification for traditional Cheshire Estate

30th Jun 2016

Fisher German helps traditional Estate in Cheshire to diversify into residential, commercial, agricultural and renewable energy.

A scorcher of a sale

21st Jun 2016

A warm summer’s day brought out the buyers in force to bid on 578 lots of arable and root vegetable machinery and processing equipment.

Small Holding for sale with development potential

17th Jun 2016

Cowpastures Farm is a rarely available small holding extending to approx 20 acres with great potential to develop a rural business

Government Proposes Severe Cuts to Anaerobic Digestion Feed-in Tariffs

10th Jun 2016

The DECC has published a consultation document proposing major reductions in support for Anaerobic Digestion (AD) under the Feed-in Tariffs (FITs) scheme.

A453 road widening from M1 to Nottingham

8th Jun 2016

Fisher German has a significant amount of experience in rural practice and compulsory purchase. Contact us today!

Succession planning is a serious matter

8th Jun 2016

Succession planning is not only about retirement, but having a long term plan and its adequacy is critical. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

Are you a Welsh Landlord?

27th May 2016

Fisher German has a significant amount of experience in tenancy agreements. Contact us today!

Are you up to date with your legal responsibilities as a landlord?

25th May 2016

Fisher German specialise in letting rural and village property. Contact us today!

The Queen's Speech

23rd May 2016

In the Queen’s Speech, at the State opening of Parliament, last week the Government announced a new Neighbourhood, Planning and Infrastructure Bill.

Valuations - Weighing up the 2015-16 Year

23rd May 2016

Fisher German has a significant amount of experience with valuations. Contact us today!

Housing and Planning Bill receives Royal Assent

16th May 2016

The Planning Bill received Royal Assent on 12 May 2016.

Successful auction at Chester

12th May 2016

A very successful auction was held by our Chester office yesterday evening.

More options for clients with small development sites

11th May 2016

Today the Court of Appeal has upheld the Government proposal to exempt small development sites from affordable housing contributions.

The Ashby office is moving

12th Apr 2016

Our Ashby teams are all moving from The Grange and St Helens Court to be under one roof at Ivanhoe Business Park.

Proposed DECC reforms set to change the renewable heat landscape

31st Mar 2016

The DECC has published a consultation document which could reduce the viability for biomass and anaerobic digestion projects. Contact us for further information.

Budget provided few surprises

27th Mar 2016

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has delivered his eighth budget and although there were a few surprises, the changes that affect the property market were pretty much as expected.

AMC lending 2016 - fresh opportunities for finance

22nd Mar 2016

Farmers, landowners and rural businesses have another opportunity to borrow at competitive fixed rates of interest. Contact us for advice.

Planning for the future

21st Mar 2016

The Fisher German Planning Team work on a wide variety of commercial projects. Contact us for further information.

The Growth of Telecom Sites

21st Mar 2016

Our specialist telecoms team have extensive knowledge on telecom sites and rent reviews, lease renewals and new site negotiations. Contact us for further information.

The Market Update

21st Mar 2016

Fisher German have reported on investment sales and trends in the last quarter of 2015. Contact us for further information

Dilapidations News | Fisher German

21st Mar 2016

Dilapidations always at the end of agreement? Fisher German has significant experience in rental practice. Contact us for more information.

Are Written Lease Documents Always Necessary

21st Mar 2016

We often come across properties where tenants are in occupation without any written agreements in place. For help and advice, contact us today.

Permitted Development Rights – latest changes

15th Mar 2016

The Government has published an update to legislation that allows changes to be made to buildings and use of land without the need to apply for planning permission.

What is LEADER?

2nd Mar 2016

Fisher German have a wealth of experience in securing grant funding for rural businesses and are currently working on outline applications as well as full LEADER applications. Contact us to find out more.

Hedgerow & Boundaries Capital Grant 2016

2nd Mar 2016

Fisher German has a significant amount of experience in rural practice and can assist with rural grant applications. Contact us to find out how we can help you.

Basic Payment Scheme Update

1st Mar 2016

Fisher German can help you prepare your Basic Payment Scheme application, contact us for more information.

Fisher German team named East Midlands Planning Consultancy of the Year

26th Feb 2016

Fisher German was last night named the East Midlands Planning Consultancy of the Year by the East Midlands Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) at its 2015 Regional Awards.

Rural Planning Review

24th Feb 2016

Government opens a further consultation period open on the rural planning system process.

Time for landowners to act on HS2

18th Feb 2016

Fisher German continue to represent a large number of clients on the Phase One and Two HS2 infrastructure. Call us today for more information.

Creating safe farms to work on is no accident

12th Feb 2016

Health and Safety is something we need to know about. Contact us for advice in creating safe farms.

Do you need an Estate Bible?

9th Feb 2016

Fisher German can provide expert advice and knowledge to develop an Estate Bible for you. See how we can help you today.

Is the future green for on-farm renewable energy?

9th Feb 2016

News update from February 2016, about the future of on-farm renewable energy. Any questions? Contact a member of our Renewable Energy team.

Time to review farm finance

27th Jan 2016

Within an already difficult agricultural sector, the past 6 months has seen little positive change.

Property update from Banbury and Thame

22nd Jan 2016

Another year starts and all agents are asked for their predictions for the year ahead.

Government Response to Review of FiT's Scheme

17th Dec 2015

Our news update from December 2015 on the government's response to a review of the Feed-in Tariff. Find out more here, contact us for more information.

Planning team scales new heights

2nd Dec 2015

Read about the Planning team's ascent up the ranks of the national planning consultancies.

RICS Matrics' Young Surveyor of the Year Awards

30th Nov 2015

An Ashby de la Zouch based surveyor has been highly commended in a national award for his achievements in the rural sector at the Matrics' Young Surveyor of the Year Awards

Joint working delivers success

27th Nov 2015

A resolution to grant planning permission, subject to a S106, has been achieved for a mixed use development in Retford.

HS2 Early Access Agreements

26th Nov 2015

Fisher German currently represent a large number of clients affected by HS2 Phases One and Two. If you are affected by HS2 and have received an Early Access Agreement, Fisher German may be able to assist you.

Trustees - Don't get caught out!

3rd Nov 2015

Trustees should plan ahead for charges which come into effect as early as March 2016

275 new homes for Ashby-de-la-Zouch

16th Oct 2015

Fisher German has played a major role in the planning approval of 275 houses at Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the sale of the land to Bellway Homes in a multi-million pound deal generating a gross development value in excess of £60 million

Rural Business Awards

2nd Oct 2015

The first Rural Business Awards were held on 1 October 2015 at Stapleford Park, near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. The Awards which recognise rural business success across the UK are the brainchild of rural specialist & MD of Be Rural, Jemma Clifford a

2015 promotions announced in Fisher German

1st Oct 2015

Fisher German are pleased to announce the promotion of 12 individuals throughout the business.

Another potential U-turn of housing policy

29th Sep 2015

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has just been granted leave to appeal against the recent quashing of new guidance on affordable housing thresholds.

Conservation Area improved by design

23rd Sep 2015

The design of the development was a key issue to the success of this application.

Wind Turbine success

23rd Sep 2015

In the face of an increasingly challenging climate, Fisher German’s planning team has secured consent for a 74m 500kw wind turbine on a site near Enderby in Leicestershire.

Brace of land deals for Fisher German

23rd Sep 2015

Fisher German has secured a brace of land deals in recent weeks after agreeing terms on two North West Leicestershire sites with house builder Bellway.

Fisher German appoints a new Chairman

22nd Sep 2015

Fisher German are pleased to announce the appointment of Harry Cotterell OBE as Chairman.

Government announces creation of expert panel to speed up the local Plan making process

16th Sep 2015

On the 15 September, Planning Minister Brandon Lewis announced that a ‘new group of experts’, comprising eight planning and planning related professionals, has been tasked with simplifying the process and dramatically reducing the amount of time it t

Removal of FiT preliminary accreditation despite 0.6% support

10th Sep 2015

The fears of many stakeholders in the UK renewable energy marketplace were partially realised on 9 September 2015 when the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) confirmed the Government’s decision to remove pre-accreditation under the Feed-in Tar

Fracking Licence

4th Sep 2015

In August, the Government finally announced the results of the 14th round of Petroleum Exploration and Development Licences (PEDLs) - some 10 months after applications closed in October 2014.

Green Belt protection and intentional unauthorised development

4th Sep 2015

The Government has issued a strong new planning policy statement on intentional unauthorised development in the Green Belt due to increasing concern about harm arising as well as the cost and time in pursuing enforcement action.

Review of the Feed-In Tariff Scheme

28th Aug 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) have issued a consultation document on 27th August 2015 proposing cost control measures under the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme.

New Model Clauses

27th Aug 2015

On 1 October 2015, the new Model Clauses (The Agriculture (Model clauses for Fixed Equipment) (England) Regulation 2015), come into effect in England

Government announces 'Rural Productivity Plan'

21st Aug 2015

The Government has this week announced its plan to boost rural productivity to help the countryside thrive.

Land at Stockwell Lane, Waterstock, South Oxfordshire

6th Aug 2015

A substantial parcel of attractive grassland and river meadow tests the agricultural land market in South Oxfordshire

Government's Planning Obligations and Affordable Housing Policy Quashed

5th Aug 2015

The Planning court has issued a key judgment, quashing the Governments policy on affordable housing requirements and planning obligations for small scale housing sites.

Proposed Changes to HS2 Phase One

4th Aug 2015

The Government has submitted a number of changes to Parliament which are proposed to alter the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Bill (HS2 Hybrid Bill). This concerns Phase One of HS2.

Fisher German launches commercial benchmark index

28th Jul 2015

The commercial property team have launched their own benchmarking survey using RICS indicators as a gauge to what should be measured.

Government’s Devolution Bill inquiry launched

27th Jul 2015

The Communities and Local Government Committee are to examine a variety of devolution issues, looking at the lessons which can be learned from City Deals.

Local Plan adoption deadlines confirmed

27th Jul 2015

Local Planning Authorities (LPA’s) have been provided with a deadline to get their Local Plans in place.

Summer Budget 2015 - fixing the foundations

22nd Jul 2015

Our planning team highlight some of the key proposals outlined this month.

Consultations heap more misery on battered Renewable Energy industry

19th Jul 2015

Consultations outlining proposals which could heap yet more misery on the already battered sector

HS2 Interactive map and additional provisions

15th Jul 2015

HS2 has published a helpful interactive map for Phase 1 of the project.

Future planning legislation may benefit telecoms infrastructure

15th Jul 2015

The Government has opened a consultation relating to telecommunications development.

Cuadrilla application refused by Lancashire County Council – implications for Fracking

13th Jul 2015

Does Lancashire County Council’s decision mark the end of the road for fracking in the UK or is it merely a hiccup on the long road to a greener energy policy?

UK Government to end Climate Change Levy exemption

9th Jul 2015

Fisher German has announced two promotions in its national utilities and infrastructure and renewable energy teams.

David Merton presents at prestigious seminars

30th Jun 2015

David Merton (Head of Rural Consultancy) presented at a series of prestigious seminars in June.

Charles Meynell is elected President of the CAAV

29th Jun 2015

At the Annual General Meeting held in Windermere on Friday 26 June Charles Meynell was elected President of the CAAV.

LEADER grants now available to support rural development

24th Jun 2015

The application process has now opened for LEADER grants to support rural development.

Blow to UK wind energy industry

19th Jun 2015

The 18 June 2015 marked a gloomy day for the wind energy industry in the UK.

Telecommunications and the new Electronic Communications Code

20th May 2015

If you're planning a development scheme, how should you approach the telecoms operator on your land?

Election Update

15th May 2015

Harry Cotterell gives his update on the recent general election result.

April 2015 Promotions at Fisher German

31st Mar 2015

Fisher German has announced their recent promotions which all take effect from 1 April 2015.

HS2 Select Committee First Special Report

26th Mar 2015

The HS2 Select Committee have published an interim special report on their recommendations based on petitions already heard.

Renewable energy team keep one step ahead

25th Mar 2015

Renewable energy experts spent time on the factory floor of leading farm scale wind turbine manufacturer Endurance Wind Power.

Refinancing for the next 30 years?

24th Mar 2015

For some time enterprising farmers have been borrowing against high land values to invest off farm.

Consultation launched on changes to compulsory purchase process

20th Mar 2015

As part of this week’s budget announcement, the Department for Communities and Local Government together with the Treasury has launched consultation on changes to the compulsory purchase process.

Resolution to grant outline planning permission for 275 houses in Ashby

3rd Mar 2015

Fisher German are pleased to announce that North West Leicestershire District Council has resolved to grant outline planning permission for 275 dwellings at Ashby de la Zouch.

South Leicestershire commercial property market is looking good for 2015

2nd Mar 2015

The commercial property market in south Leicestershire has seen an increase in applicants looking to expand their business.

Results in for first CfD action – solar parks lose out

2nd Mar 2015

The results of the first Contracts for Difference (CfD) auction have just been announced.

Pioneering planning success following introduction of new permitted development rights

11th Feb 2015

The planning team are celebrating after securing approval on appeal to convert redundant farm buildings to residential use, using the new permitted development rights.

Advice for HS2 Petitioners

4th Feb 2015

Advice has now been issued for those petitioning HS2.

Fisher German announce merger to strengthen their South East presence

4th Feb 2015

Chartered surveyors Fisher German have joined forces with Warmingtons of Bedfordshire.

HS2 announce latest Phase 1 compensation measures

16th Jan 2015

HS2 have today announced their latest Phase 1 compensation measures, following on from their compensation consultation of early 2014.

250 strong crowd attend 8 RICS renewable energy CPD seminars

16th Jan 2015

In the autumn of 2014, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) chose renewable energy experts Fisher German to deliver training to RICS valuers.

DECC announce lower than anticipated biomass degression for January 2015

28th Nov 2014

Surprise announcement from DECC means a decrease in anticipated degression in January 2015.

Fisher German chosen by RICS to deliver renewables lectures

11th Nov 2014

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has chosen renewable energy experts Fisher German to deliver training across the UK to RICS valuers. coming January 2015

10th Nov 2014

Fisher German are part of a new property search service which has hundreds of thousands of UK properties to buy or rent and will be launching in January 2015.

Renewable Energy sees a professional turnout in Lincolnshire

3rd Nov 2014

On 29 October, the renewable energy sector held its second open day event, this time at Pyewipe Farm near Great Coates, North East Lincolnshire.

Fisher German wins a prestigious UK property award

28th Oct 2014

A leading national firm of chartered surveyors and specialist property consultants has won a prestigious national property award.

DEFRA confirm removal of farm subsidies for solar

22nd Oct 2014

Defra announced on 20 October that payments under the CAP for land underneath solar farms will cease in the New Year.

Wind lights up the weekend

21st Oct 2014

A leading renewable energy expert is predicting wind energy will continue to set new records for its share of the UK’s power output.

Fisher German appoint new Partner in charge of Worcester office

12th Sep 2014

Fisher German are delighted to announce the appointment of Tom Dennes as Partner in charge of their Residential Agency Office in Worcester.

September promotions at Market Harborough

28th Aug 2014

Two September promotions announced in the Market Harborough office.

Promotion for anaerobic digestion expert

28th Aug 2014

An expert in anaerobic digestion has been promoted by chartered surveyors and specialist property consultants Fisher German.

Thame office sponsors academic award for The

31st Jul 2014

Fisher German were delighted once again to work with The University of Reading, School of Real Estate & Planning through their sponsorship of the Report & Redesign of Farm Buildings module.

Inaugural Henry Sale Graduate Bursary awarded

29th Jul 2014

An agricultural student from Somerset has been awarded the inaugural Henry Sale Graduate Bursary.

Planning success rates for renewables project

1st Jul 2014

Planning approval rates for onshore wind farms have collapsed in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, according to new data from RenewableUK.

Change in farming policy sees arable equipmen

12th Jun 2014

A well-received break in the showers allowed for 262 lots of farm machinery and equipment to be sold by auction on Thursday 5 June.

Fisher German announces spring promotions

1st Apr 2014

Fisher German has announced two promotions in its national utilities and infrastructure and renewable energy teams.

Conversion of agricultural buildings to housi

21st Mar 2014

New changes to the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) allowing the change of use of agricultural buildings and land to residential comes into force on 6 April 2014.

Renewable Heat Incentive scheme confirmed

4th Mar 2014

The launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme has now been confirmed for spring 2014 after regulations were laid in Parliament at the end of February.

Harry Cotterell joins Fisher German in a new

13th Feb 2014

Harry Cotterell, former president of the CLA has joined rural property experts Fisher German as a consultant.

Congleton Link Road – route consultation ma

24th Jan 2014

Route options for the proposed Congleton Link Road have now been made public.

Fisher German to present and exhibit at Energ

16th Jan 2014

Two renewable energy experts will be speaking at a leading show for farmers and landowners across the UK next month.

HS2 - Hybrid Bill published today

16th Jan 2014

HS2 have announced that they are extending the deadline for response to the Phase 1 Environmental Statement Consultation

Exclusive new development to test January mar

9th Jan 2014

An exclusive new development from a renowned Northamptonshire builder will be a good test for the January market.

Experienced new Partner joins the agency team

6th Jan 2014

Kate Foster has been appointed partner and will be working with the estate agency teams covering Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Rutland and parts of Shropshire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire.

Government announcement on renewables support

5th Dec 2013

A leading renewables expert believes the Government’s announcements this week will continue to help the UK to meet its EU targets of 20 per cent of all electricity coming from renewables by 2020.

Fisher German secures major new contract with

29th Nov 2013

UK wide property experts Fisher German have secured a major new contract with the Environment Agency.

Graduate surveyor collaborates on article for

31st Oct 2013

Interesting article produced for the latest edition examining the link between land tenure and soil management.

Presentation of the Fisher German Prize

17th Oct 2013

Winners of the Fisher German Prize received their certificates on 20 September.

Under starter's orders to find a new owner

5th Sep 2013

An equestrian unit in Buckinghamshire is under starter’s orders to find a new owner to continue its National Hunt and Flat Race history.

James Brown joins Fisher German

21st Aug 2013

James Brown has been appointed Partner at Fisher German.

Planning success at appeal for Lloyds Pharmac

23rd Jul 2013

The Fisher German planning team have again proved their deserved reputation for success in winning appeals where a planning application had been refused.

Fisher German announce merger to strengthen u

15th Jul 2013

Chartered surveyors Fisher German have joined forces with Lister InfraServ to further develop their specialist utilities and infrastructure team.

A forward thinking rural team in Retford

10th Jul 2013

2013 is shaping up to be the most exciting year to date for the rural team in Retford which has doubled in size following the Fisher German merger with Shuldham Calverley

To protect and conserve

5th Jul 2013

The heritage team’s ever-expanding work is helping to safeguard England’s irreplaceable architectural legacy.

Fighting against the tide

5th Jul 2013

Fisher German is working with both the Environment Agency to help with advice on flood defence schemes and liaise with owners of land affected by these anti-flooding measures.

Fisher German helps bank secure coveted indus

21st Jun 2013

Fisher German - a leading expert in the renewable energy sector - has helped a major bank secure a coveted industry award.

Small Farmers Scheme

18th Jun 2013

Under the current CAP reform the UK will no longer make direct payments to claimants who have less than 5 hectares of land or where the annual claim in less than €200.

RTI concession update - harvest casuals and c

18th Jun 2013

HMRC has now confirmed that employers with fewer than 50 employees will be able to submit the real time information required within a tax month.

Caledonian Challenge conquered by Fisher Germ

17th Jun 2013

Our team from Market Harborough are all back in the office today having completed the gruelling 24-hour Caledonian Challenge this weekend.

New challenges for the solar market

11th Jun 2013

The European Commission (EC) announced that solar duties on Chinese manufactured solar products were to be imposed from 6 June 2013 of 11.8%.

Success in the Castle2Coast2Castle Challenge

7th Jun 2013

A team from Fisher German successfully completed the Castle2Coast2Castle challenge on 6 June 2013

RHI Scheme updates prompt early action

6th Jun 2013

The Government has announced several updates to its Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme including a tariff degression on medium biomass and a consultation on increases to other tariffs.

Properties for renovation in great demand at

31st May 2013

Fisher German are delighted to report the highly successful outcome of their most recent auction held last Wednesday 29 May 2013

St Malo to St Tropez cycling challenge!

29th May 2013

Fisher German Partners Andrew Bridge and Matthew Barker, along with a couple of Fisher German clients, will be cycling the length of France for charity in June this year.

Reuse of Empty Buildings and Boosting Growth

21st May 2013

The planning changes which come into force on 30 May provide a significant opportunity for farmers and Fisher German clients.

Changes to the Management Team

7th May 2013

Andrew Jackson has been appointed as Managing Partner and he will be joined on the management team by Andrew Bridge, Tim Shuldham and Adrian Jones.

Second rural property portfolio is launched t

30th Apr 2013

A major portfolio of more than 700 acres of rural properties will become available next week (7 May) with sites from Kent to Staffordshire.

Fisher German team take on the Caledonian Cha

29th Apr 2013

A brave team from the Market Harborough office is aiming to complete the Caledonian Challenge in June this year.

Fisher German supports local rugby club

26th Apr 2013

Andrew Jackson, Managing Partner, is seen here presenting a cheque for £6,000 to the Ashby Rugby Football Club.

RTI concession for harvest casuals and beater

18th Apr 2013

RTI concession announced for harvest casuals and beaters

Henry Sale

15th Apr 2013

It is with great sadness that we must inform you of the death of Henry Sale, Joint Managing Partner of Fisher German LLP.

Government Announces RRHI Spring Tariff Revie

2nd Apr 2013

The Government has this week provided an update on its Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes.

Fisher German announce a new senior partner a

2nd Apr 2013

Fisher German is pleased to announce new promotions following their year of continued growth in the business.

One great leap for charity

12th Mar 2013

Phil George from Chester will be taking part in a 10,000 feet freefall skydive on 30 March 2013 in aid of Alder Hey Children's Hospital.

Changes to Permitted Development Rights for A

7th Feb 2013

The Department for Communities and Local Government have issued a statement outlining changes to permitted development rights that are set to come into force in Spring 2013.

Renewable energy gets a public vote of confid

7th Feb 2013

As record output from wind energy was reported earlier this week, a major public attitude survey now reveals that 79% of the British public are in support of renewable energy.

AMC secures further £20 million funding

31st Jan 2013

Fisher German are pleased to announce that the AMC have been successful in securing a further £20 million of funding.

HS2 Northern Section – route announced

28th Jan 2013

The northern route of the High Speed rail network (HS2) has been announced today.

Fisher German introduce new development exper

22nd Jan 2013

Fisher German Chartered Surveyors have responded positively to signs of an expected market upturn with the appointment of development expert Ben Marshalsay as Local Partner.

Warning on ash tree disease

7th Dec 2012

Useful sources of information regarding the outbreak of chalara fraxinea.

Preliminary Accreditation for Renewables FIT

1st Dec 2012

The Government has published rules which could help farmers and landowners that are looking to develop renewable projects to ‘lock in’ to current Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs) even if the project has not been built.

Key personnel appointed at new Thame office

29th Nov 2012

The exciting expansion continues at Thame with the appointment of experienced property sales negotiator Alecia Bradbury to head the residential agency team.

Fisher German expand and move to new Thame of

19th Nov 2012

A national firm of chartered surveyors and estate agents is continuing its exciting expansion in Oxfordshire and the M40 corridor by moving to a prime location on Thame High Street.

Consultation on Revised Permitted Development

16th Nov 2012

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have released a consultation on proposals to increase permitted development. (PD) rights

Landowners beware of overage payments for ren

16th Nov 2012

Landowners looking to develop renewables projects on their land must be aware that there could be overage clauses affecting their land.

HS2 Roadshows Announced

9th Nov 2012

HS2 have announced a number of information roadshows on the recently published compensation consultation.

Farmers and landowners to benefit from RHI ex

8th Nov 2012

Farmers looking to invest in renewable heat projects have received a boost as DECC outline plans to expand the current non-domestic RHI scheme to incorporate technologies previously omitted from the incentive

Another local collective auction success

29th Oct 2012

Fisher German's Banbury office had another successful collective property auction in front of a full room at Banbury Cricket Club on 25 October.

Fisher German document condition of East Midl

26th Oct 2012

Building surveyors at Fisher German LLP have commenced work documenting the condition of all state schools in the East Midlands on behalf of the Education Funding Agency (EFA).

Good results achieved in farm machinery sale

18th Oct 2012

It was great to see a good turn out of potential purchasers at the farm machinery sale at Grange Farm, Ossington, Newark on 11 October 2012.

Wind turbine completed in Lincolnshire

8th Oct 2012

Construction has been completed on North East Lincolnshire’s first 500kW wind turbine which has been erected on a farm close to Grimsby.

Chester Drinks Party

3rd Oct 2012

Fisher German's Chester office invited valued clients to the Delemere Golf Club on 20 September to toast their continuing support

David Legh marks his retirement

28th Sep 2012

David Legh has retired as a partner following an illustrious career serving Derbyshire, Staffordshire and the surrounding areas.

Fisher German promotes James Goodson to Fixed

25th Sep 2012

With effect from 1st October, James Goodson DipAG MBIAC becomes a Fixed Share Partner in Fisher German LLP.

Fisher German triumph in Belvoir charity cric

14th Sep 2012

Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust held their first six aside charity match this week to raise funds for the Belvoir Castle Cricket Trust.

New Transport Secretary warns no U-turn on HS

14th Sep 2012

There had been speculation that the Government re-shuffle, which replaced Justine Greening with Patrick McLoughlin, would give the opportunity for a re-think on taking HS2 forward.

Ashby office makes St Giles Hospice its chari

14th Sep 2012

Ashby office makes St Giles Hospice its charity of the year!

An exciting rural property portfolio is launc

7th Sep 2012

A portfolio of six sites, extending in total to about 1,600 acres, representing a rare agricultural and minerals investment opportunity, are being released for sale by CEMEX.

Autumn promotions at leading chartered survey

7th Sep 2012

The beginning of September marks a new step for a number of people throughout Fisher German as they receive promotions.

Increased demand prompts planning team to exp

21st Aug 2012

A strong demand for planning services has prompted a midlands based firm of chartered surveyors to expand its planning team to eight professional planners.

Belvoir Estate appoint new property managers

14th Aug 2012

The prestigious Belvoir Estate in Rutland and The Earl of Rutland and Dr Fleming’s Hospital Trust have appointed Fisher German to manage their respective agricultural and commercial property portfolios

Business owners: be wary when leasing premise

3rd Aug 2012

Business owners renting premises such as shops, offices and industrial units are urged to check lease terms properly as many are unaware of hidden obligations that could have significant financial implications further down the line

Renewables Obligation response is good for wi

31st Jul 2012

Farmers developing onshore wind projects have received welcome news as the government announced a lower than expected reduction in ROCS

Cheshire firm appoints key personnel in build

26th Jul 2012

A boom in demand for building surveying services in the North West of England has prompted Fisher German to expand their team with the addition of experienced surveyor Alex Broad

Farmers should act now to access discounted f

26th Jul 2012

Farmers considering making an investment in their businesses urged to tap into discounted loan rates from the AMC, but must act quickly to ensure they secure a loan before the current rates expire

DECC announcement brings RHI confidence

24th Jul 2012

Farmers and estate owners looking to invest in renewable heat projects have received a boost as DECC outline measures that will enable the sustainable management of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)

Positive FITs, Negative ROCs

20th Jul 2012

The DECC’s latest announcement regarding revised rates for the latest changes to FITs brings certainty to the UK’s small scale renewable energy industry for farmers and landowners investing in renewables projects

Dick Hassett passess

25th Jun 2012

It is with great sadness that we write concerning the passing of Dick Hassett. The partners and staff pass on their deepest sympathy to Dick’s family at this difficult time.

Fisher German surveyor contributes to RICS pu

13th Jun 2012

RICS has recently released its ‘Valuation of renewable energy installations’ information paper which received contributions from a range of professionals, including Robin Eyles of Fisher German.

Building Consultancy expands in North East Mi

13th Jun 2012

Fisher German LLP, a national firm of Chartered Surveyors, is expanding the services they offer in the North East Midlands.

Planning for homes granted at appeal

6th Jun 2012

Planning permission has been granted at appeal for the development of 3 residential dwellings in Borrowash, Derbyshire. It follows initial concerns from The Local Authority.

Demand returns for land to build solar parks

25th May 2012

Solar park developers are offering significant rents to farmers and landowners who can provide 25+ acres of land for the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) parks.

Second Round of FFIS opens

24th May 2012

Farmers and landowners are being urged to apply for grants under the Second Round of the Farming and Forestry Improvement Scheme (FFIS) which runs until 17th July 2012

AD plant given go-ahead in Nottinghamshire

23rd May 2012

Planning permission has been granted for a 1.2MW Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant on a farm close to Retford in Nottinghamshire.

The challenges of biogas production

16th May 2012

David Kinnersley looks at the challenges associated with Biogas production

Demand rockets for AD plant sites

11th May 2012

Increasing demand for sites for AD plants could see farmers and landowners across the country being approached by developers looking to build a plant on their land - providing the farmer with a significant rental income.

Revolutionary ‘Lily Pad’ eco home gets go

3rd May 2012

A revolutionary ‘energy neutral’ eco house which will produce its own electricity and sell the excess it creates back into the grid has been granted planning permission.

April showers will do little to alleviate dro

27th Apr 2012

April’s recent heavy showers will do little to alleviate the drought conditions that are affecting farmers throughout the country.

‘Bringing work home’ with dramatic result

18th Apr 2012

The dramatic restoration of Church Farm at Shotteswell near Banbury is somewhat of a busman’s holiday for owners, Leigh and Becky Shardlow.

HS2 launch Scope and Methodology consultation

11th Apr 2012

HS2 have launched their Scope and Methodology consultation which will be run with local councils, environmental groups and other bodies to look at the scope and methodology of the Environmental Impact for Phase 1 of HS2.

April promotions at Fisher German

3rd Apr 2012

The beginning of April marked a new step for a number of people throughout Fisher German as they received promotions.

Excellent property prices achieved at Chester

3rd Apr 2012

Excellent property prices were achieved at a recent auction held by Fisher German Denton Clark, their first of 2012.

Light work made of Spring Hill Solar Scheme

29th Mar 2012

Spring Hill Office Park has added solar PV to their award winning office premises which is immediately returning benefits for the tenants and landlord.

National Planning Policy Framework Update

28th Mar 2012

The final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published yesterday (27 March 2012). The Fisher German planning team has reviewed the document and pulled out relevant areas of interest for our rural clients.

Diamond Jubilee Wood gets go ahead

22nd Mar 2012

The creation of a brand new wood celebrating the Queens Diamond Jubilee has moved one step closer with the purchase of the final piece of land required.

Stamp Duty increase for £2m+ properties not

21st Mar 2012

Today’s budget announcement brought with it some unwelcome, although not wholly unexpected, news for the property sector.

Ashby rugby coaches receive new kit

6th Mar 2012

Coaches at Ashby RFC have been provided with brand new training kit thanks to local sponsors Fisher German chartered surveyors.

Planning gained for Alkerton Oaks expansion

1st Mar 2012

Planning permission has been granted to expand the Alkerton Oaks Business Park at the prestigious Upton Estate, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Government to consult on farming change of us

1st Mar 2012

The Government has confirmed plans to consult on proposals which will allow greater flexibility for changes of use of existing agricultural buildings for other business purposes, for example offices, leisure and retail space.

Planning permission gained for Zorbing

27th Feb 2012

Fisher German have gained planning permission for Europe’s longest Zorbing site based in Westwood, Nottingham.

NFU helpline hooks farmers up with Fisher Ger

22nd Feb 2012

Fisher German is delighted to be selected as renewable energy advisor for the NFU’s new Farm Energy Service helpline

Wind turbine planning success

17th Feb 2012

The planning team at Fisher German's Ashby office has achieved planning permission for a Medium Scale Wind Turbine (50 metres to hub, 67 metres to tip) on behalf of Temporis Wind Ltd.

HS2 environmental surveys require access to y

2nd Feb 2012

HS2 have today announced that they are writing to property owners along the proposed high speed rail route in order to gain access for environmental surveys. Property owners are urged to seek professional advice should they receive any correspondence.

UK Government loses Feed-in-Tariff appeal

26th Jan 2012

The Court of Appeal has rejected the Government’s appeal against a High Court decision that it unlawfully reduced Solar PV Feed-in-Tariffs (FITs).

Denton Clark and Fisher German merge their bu

16th Jan 2012

Fisher German, a national firm of chartered surveyors are joining forces with leading Chester chartered surveyors Denton Clark, with effect from 16 January 2012.

Banbury rural consultants expand

16th Jan 2012

Fisher German's office in Banbury is going from strength to strength as they expand their team to meet a growing demand for rural property and management services.

HS2 gets go-ahead

10th Jan 2012

The High Speed 2 (HS2) scheme linking London with Birmingham was today given the go-ahead by Transport Secretary Justine Greening, prompting many land and property owners who live near to the proposed route to seek professional advice.

Uptake of stewardship schemes falls

9th Jan 2012

James Goodson, Agri-Business Consultant and Partner at Fisher German’s Newark office, gives an update on the situation regarding Agri-environment Schemes.

RHI launch date confirmed

25th Nov 2011

Farmers and landowners looking to produce heat from renewable sources will now be able to do so more affordably as the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) opens for applications from Monday 28th November.

Localism Act receives Royal Assent

23rd Nov 2011

The Localism Act received Royal Assent by Her Majesty the Queen on Wednesday 16th November, paving the way for a transformation of the planning system throughout the UK.

Country houses - making them work for you

8th Nov 2011

It is widely acknowledged that the cost of running Britain’s houses is rising well above inflation, and the bigger the house, the bigger the proportional increase.

Solar PV still viable for higher rate tax pay

3rd Nov 2011

Following the Government’s decision to halve the rate of Feed in Tariffs (FITs) for photovoltaic panels from 32.9p to 15.2p from 12th December 2011 there has been widespread confusion within the industry.

FIT rates slashed for Solar PV

31st Oct 2011

The large drop in Feed in Tariff (FIT) rates for solar PV could have a devastating effect for those looking to create on farm energy from this technology.

Landlords unaware of £1,500 tax allowance fo

31st Oct 2011

Many landlords are unaware that they could be eligible for up to £1,500 in tax relief if they improve the energy efficiency of their residential let properties.

RHI approved by the EC

28th Oct 2011

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) has finally been approved by the European Commission (EC), paving the way for its release before the end of November.

Renewables subsidies - is time running out?

21st Oct 2011

Despite a lower than expected reduction of the Renewable Obligation Certificate (ROC) by the Government on 20th October, there is still cause for concern for renewable investors as the announcement of the revised Feed in Tariff (FIT) is delayed further.

Successful land and property auction in Tewke

10th Oct 2011

A recent Fisher German land and property auction close to Tewkebsury proved to be a great success as all available lots were sold on the night.

Promotions at Ashby de la Zouch

7th Oct 2011

The beginning of October marked a new step for two Ashby chartered surveyors as they both received promotions at Fisher German.

High prices achieved at farm dispersal

3rd Oct 2011

Strong commodity prices and reasonable yields resulted in an exceptional amount of interest at a recent farm machinery auction near Market Harborough.

Top 5 planning myths

29th Sep 2011

In a campaign launched this week the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is aiming to dispel myths that have grown up around planning, and emphasise the true value of proper planning.

Manchester residential development market hot

15th Sep 2011

Planning permission for 20 four bedroom townhouses in Whalley Range gives a boost to the residential development market in Manchester.

Northamptonshire Estate goes on the market

3rd Sep 2011

Bragborough Hall Estate is a fine example of a traditional country estate, beautifully positioned in the Northamptonshire countryside close to the village of Braunston.

New Dragon to sell magnificent home

3rd Sep 2011

Hilary Devey, who has just joined the panel on Dragons Den and is Chief Executive of freight delivery network Pall-Ex, has decided that the time is right to sell her magnificent Staffordshire home.

Surveyors raise £7,295 for Spinal Injuries

16th Aug 2011

A team of sixteen from Fisher German’s Market Harborough and Newark offices raised a total of £7,295 for the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) by swimming a distance greater than the English Channel crossing.

Miniature estate is the epitome of peace and

9th Aug 2011

Spring Wood, in the heart of the Darlaston Park in Staffordshire, is a captivating prospect for a buyer looking for peace and tranquillity within their own compact rural estate.

Government green light for truck stops

21st Jul 2011

Farmers and landowners with land close to major road infrastructures could soon benefit from recently announced changes in policy for the development of truck stops.

Renewable Heat Incentive - the devil in the d

13th Jul 2011

On 24 June 2011 Ofgem published detailed guidance on accreditation and eligibility for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme.

Renewable projects help reduce tax bills

7th Jul 2011

The environment isn’t the only beneficiary when it comes to renewable projects. Many farmers find that, with the right advice, their tax bills can also reap significant benefits.

Planning success for £20million University p

7th Jul 2011

The planning team at Fisher German's Ashby office has achieved planning permission for a 4,000m², five storey academic building on behalf of the University of Bedfordshire.

Fisher German part of NatWest & RBS Valuation

21st Jun 2011

Fisher German have been appointed as consultants to NatWest and RBS to assist with due diligence reports and valuations for farmers and landowners looking to invest in renewable energy projects.

Red Poll world tour visits Leicestershire

20th Jun 2011

The Red Poll world conference 2011 has just taken place in the UK, with people travelling from around the world to learn all about this rare breed of cattle.

Benefits and Pitfalls of Equestrian Letting

17th Jun 2011

Increasing costs of purchasing equestrian property are causing a growing number of would be buyers to look at what other options are available to obtain their ideal equestrian property.

New Initiatives Ignite Woodfuel Opportunities

13th Jun 2011

Two recent initiatives encouraging greater use of renewable heat technology present an opportunity for farmers and rural property owners to reduce both their energy bills and carbon footprint.

Planning team sees expansion

27th May 2011

Fisher German’s planning team continues to go from strength to strength. Six years ago the department consisted of just one planner but has now grown to incorporate seven professional planners with a dedicated support team.

Another successful property auction

23rd May 2011

Land prices remain strong as investors continue to view land as a good investment option due to the benefits of roll over relief for Capital Gains Tax and the potential to achieve Inheritance Tax reliefs.

Discounted farm lending rates from the AMC

20th May 2011

Farmers considering making an investment in their businesses are being urged to tap into discounted loan rates from the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC)

Rare opportunity to purchase land at Alderley

19th May 2011

A significant and rare opportunity has presented itself to purchase land close to Alderley Edge in Cheshire, providing excellent investment potential.

Elegant property in historic setting

5th May 2011

In the ancient Staffordshire village of Tutbury an opportunity has presented itself to own what is undoubtedly one of the finest properties in the area.

Whither Agriculture

28th Apr 2011

There is an increasing pressure on farmers to spend the profits which have not as yet been earned. John Hopkinson advises an element of caution to those who are thinking of doing so.

Unique property with spectacular views

20th Apr 2011

Situated in an enchanting location on the edge of the Peak District National Park, lies a beautiful property that is the epitome of country charm.

Farm rents continue to rise

7th Apr 2011

Despite rising input costs, arable farming fortunes have improved following significant increases in commodity prices and farm rents.

Don’t delay for compensation on Thornton by

5th Apr 2011

Whilst bringing relief to many road users, the Thornton bypass is likely to affect significant numbers of farmers and landowners with property on the planned route, impacting on land and property values.

Captivating country house in Charnwood Forest

5th Apr 2011

Situated amidst the ancient wooded areas of Charnwood Forest, Greenhill is a captivating country house which is the epitome of peace and tranquillity.

Telecom links hinder wind turbine potential

30th Mar 2011

Many landowners looking to invest in wind energy are unaware that microwave links from telecoms masts may be crossing their land and hindering their chances of erecting a turbine.

John Sanders merge their business with Fisher

29th Mar 2011

Fisher German, a national firm of chartered surveyors are joining forces with leading Worcestershire chartered surveyors John Sanders, with effect from 1 April 2011.

The big country house - making it work for yo

25th Mar 2011

Costs of running Britain’s houses is rising above inflation, due to escalating fuel bills plus ‘extras’ such as insurance, council tax, maintenance, etc. The owners of Bradley Hall have ensured that their property pays its way.

Disappointing Feed in Tariff changes for PV

25th Mar 2011

The Government consultation on 18 March for Solar PV rates over 50kW is a big disappointment to a large number of landowners who were hoping to invest in large scale PV.

The end of large scale solar PV

21st Mar 2011

Proposals to reduce the financial support available to larger scale solar-produced electricity have been published by the Government

Renewable Heat Incentive plans announced

11th Mar 2011

On 10th March the Government announced details of the long awaited Renewable Heat Incentive. The £860 million government scheme, the first of its kind in the world, will provide long term support for renewable heat technologies.

Strong land values in 2011

7th Mar 2011

Despite the economic downtown, farmland prices are expected to rise substantially in 2011 as the supply and demand imbalance of 2010 continues.

Farmers switch back from solar to wind

24th Feb 2011

Enquiries for medium sized wind turbines are increasing following the Government’s announcement to review the Feed in Tariff (FIT) system.

FIT review benefits AD

11th Feb 2011

The recently announced comprehensive Feed in Tariff (FIT) review will bring welcome news for farmers and others who are involved in the development of farm-based Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology.

50 Years as a Surveyor

2nd Feb 2011

Richard Hassett provides an insight into his 50 year career as a Chartered Surveyor

Common Agricultural Policy beyond 2013

27th Jan 2011

The publication of the European Commission CAP Paper and Budget Review last autumn was the start of the CAP review process that will continue for some time.

Church site for residential development

18th Jan 2011

An excellent residential development opportunity has presented itself with the sale of the 1.60 acre site of St John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Timperley, Greater Manchester.

Renewable energy opportunities - at the right

14th Jan 2011

With attractive returns on investment of over 10% - and often in excessive of 20% quoted, the pressure is on to install and commission schemes before the review of the Government Feed in Tariffs (FiT’s) in 2012.

Increased prices/Increased Optimism

12th Jan 2011

With futures prices providing favourable marketing opportunities for harvest 2011 and current crop at record levels, Fisher German are more optimistic for 2011 than in previous years.

Successful farm dispersal sale

11th Jan 2011

A recent farm dispersal sale in Southwell attracted around 100 farmers and buyers with all 41 lots sell in around 40 minutes.

January Sails

10th Jan 2011

With its fabulously restored sails and distinctive dome overlooking the south Leicestershire countryside, a recently restored 19th century windmill presents the perfect opportunity to own an idyllic country home.

Latest HS2 route amendments

22nd Dec 2010

On 20th December 2010 the Transport Secretary Philip Hammond gave his latest announcement to the Commons on the proposed high speed rail (HS2), highlighting a number of amendments.

High prices achieved at farmland auction

15th Dec 2010

Strong interest from non farming investors continues to push up farmland prices, with over £11,000 per acre achieved at a recent auction in Nottinghamshire.

Successful farm dispersal auction

8th Dec 2010

An increasingly strong market for used farm machinery created a staggering amount of interest at a recent farm dispersal auction near Newark.

Anaerobic digestion - planning to succeed

25th Nov 2010

Current planning policies and the Government Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) initiative are enabling many farmers and landowners to slash their energy bills and bring in additional income through renewable energy.

Estates - a strategy for success

24th Nov 2010

Many individuals successfully run a farm or estate enterprise. However, occasional input from a consultant with relevant business experience can be of great benefit.

The gold rush for solar parks moves North

17th Nov 2010

Since the Feed in Tariffs started in April this year, German companies were the first to realise the potential for solar PV in the UK. Increasing demand for sites has caused prospective developers to look further North for suitable locations.

Property market update November 2010

15th Nov 2010

Andrew Ranson, partner at Banbury, gives his view on the outlook for the residential, development and farmland property market.

Farmers look to storage options that iron out

11th Nov 2010

Buoyed by higher prices and strong consumer demand, UK growers are looking to invest in better storage, but at the same time seeking marketing vehicles that minimise the effects of price volatility.

Development Properties and Land up for Auctio

28th Oct 2010

An auction selling a range of residential renovation opportunities and parcels of agricultural and amenity land will soon be taking place in Market Harborough.

Renewables Reassured by The Chancellor's Spen

27th Oct 2010

On the 20th of October fears were laid to rest over the potential cuts to renewable funding in an announcement by the Chancellor, George Osborne in the Spending Review.

A FiT Government

21st Oct 2010

After a period of uncertainty for those involved in renewable energy projects taking advantage of ‘Feed-in Tariffs’ (FiTs), the sector received some positive news yesterday in the coalition Government's Comprehensive Spending Review.

Farm dispersal auction causes a stir

21st Oct 2010

A farm dispersal auction of farm machinery and livestock equipment held by Fisher German in Sutton in Ashfield caused quite a stir despite the torrential rain prior to proceedings.

Good news for farmers with 'on hold' HLS appl

20th Oct 2010

Over the course of the recent Spending Review period, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) will reduce resource spending by 29% and capital spending by 34%.

House fit for a Duke

14th Oct 2010

A fantastic property built for the 6th Duke of Portland’s father has recently come onto the market with estate agents Fisher German.

Who is the ideal tenant?

5th Oct 2010

Property lettings come in all sorts of shapes and sizes ranging from a small cottage up to a farm extending to many hundreds of acres.

David Legh to speak at Cirencester Conference

22nd Sep 2010

David Legh of Fisher German will be a keynote speaker at the Cirencester Conference 2010 on 30 November 2010.

Pessimists blown away by record wind power

21st Sep 2010

The National Grid announced a record amount of electricity generated by wind turbines connected to the UK power transmission system on Monday 6 September 2010.

Rising prices mean headache for farmers

21st Sep 2010

The recent rise in the price of wheat brought welcome relief to some farmers who were fearing another year of disappointing prices but any relief was short lived with news that fertiliser prices had increased by up to £30/t.

Changes to Assured Shorthold Tenancies

16th Sep 2010

From 1 October, the annual rent limit for ASTs will increase from £25,000 to £100,000. This will be reviewed every five years and extends to England only.

Arable contracting agreements which suit a fl

15th Sep 2010

Fisher German are now increasingly advising on arable contracting agreements whereby the farmer wishes to be far more actively involved

Electricity from crops - what is it worth?

15th Sep 2010

Strongly backed by the new coalition government, AD is set to play an important role in helping reduce carbon emissions and increase sustainability.

Team expansion in the Banbury office

9th Sep 2010

Exciting expansion plans are continuing for the successful Fisher German team in Banbury with the addition of graduate surveyor Kate Weightman who will be assisting with rural property sales and the provision of professional property advice.

Alasdair Dunne take charge

9th Sep 2010

Alasdair Dunne joins the Fisher German Market Harborough office to lead their property agency department after having spent six months helping boost instructions and sales activity by 250% at the firm’s Ashby de la Zouch office.

Alkerton Oaks Business Park - open for busine

7th Sep 2010

Alkerton Oaks Business Park is an exciting new commercial development situated within the prestigious Upton Estate and offers high specification business accommodation.

Renowned equestrian centre for sale

6th Aug 2010

A rare opportunity to purchase a renowned equestrian centre.

Biomass - an alternative to conventional heat

30th Jul 2010

With oil and gas prices continually rising, the heating of large residences and farms is becoming increasingly more expensive with people looking to alternatives to conventional heating.

Exceptional hardship scheme announced for HS2

26th Jul 2010

The Secretary of State for Transport announced on 26 July 2010 that there will be an Exceptional Hardship Scheme (EHS) to provide assistance for those property owners most severely affected by HS2 Ltd’s proposed line between London and Birmingham.


14th Jul 2010


ELS renewals ready for review

2nd Jul 2010

Those farmers in the UK who were the first to adopt the Entry Level Stewardship (ELS) in 2005 will be aware that the agreement which ran for 5 years will soon be coming to an end

Fantastic opportunity to buy enchanting woodl

17th Jun 2010

Deep in the picturesque Northamptonshire countryside lies the opportunity to own a charming piece of England’s ancient woodland.

Welsh 3000s - Fisher German rises to the chal

16th Jun 2010

A ten strong team from Fisher German have completed the Welsh 3000's - rated by many as one of the toughest 24-hour challenges around.

Georgian grandeur at Beeby Grange

14th Jun 2010

Set in the most delightful countryside scenery, lies an extremely handsome farmhouse which has recently come onto the market.

Team expansion at Thame office

4th Jun 2010

Exciting expansion plans have continued for the Fisher German team based at the Thame Farmers Market.

Business rate revaluation – is your equestr

1st Jun 2010

Equestrian property owners must take note of new rateable values which have come into effect from the 1st April this year, which could affect both you and your business.

Myriad of opportunity for grand design

25th May 2010

An exclusive opportunity to create one of Leicestershire’s most innovative and grandly designed homes is now available following the release of Myriad, a plot of land with detailed planning consent

RIP for HIPs

20th May 2010

The new government has suspended the requirement for homeowners to provide Home Information Packs when selling their homes.

Property market election update may 2010

13th May 2010

To date, the general election has cast its long shadow over the 2010 property market. Purchasers and vendors have been cautious, but with the gap between demand and supply growing, price levels have been sustained.

Fisher German announces new merger

13th May 2010

Shuldham Calverley chartered surveyors, an established force in rural commercial and residential property in North Nottinghamshire and the surrounding counties, is marking its 21st birthday by merging with Fisher German chartered surveyors.

More auction opportunities

5th May 2010

Hot on the heels of the successful 24 March auction, Fisher German are auctioning another exciting range of properties on Wednesday 2 June 2010 at the Banbury Cricket Club.

Planning permission granted

1st May 2010

A number of successful planning projects have recently been completed by Fisher German's planning team.

Development market wakes

14th Apr 2010

Partner and auctioneer Andrew Ranson pointed out: “This auction was probably the largest sale of development property between London and Birmingham in the last two years".

A complete service from farms team

8th Apr 2010

Fisher German’s farm management team has increased in size and geographical spread over the last few years.

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4th Apr 2010

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4th Apr 2010

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4th Apr 2010

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Agricultural News

4th Apr 2010

Stay up-to-date with the latest agricultural news from our Rural Consultancy department. Contact us for more information on any of the stories.

New feed in tariffs make small scale wind imp

2nd Apr 2010

Mark Newton of Fisher German was quoted this week as saying “every farm will have a wind turbine within the next five years”.

General Practice News

1st Apr 2010

News from the planning and construction sector

Semi final glory in the Rugby Sevens

1st Apr 2010

Henry Gurney reports on Fisher German's exploits at the 2010 Rugby Sevens.

Fisher German advises landowners on HS2 propo

17th Mar 2010

On the 11 March 2010, The Department for Transport published the High Speed Two Ltd (HS2) proposals for a new high speed railway line between London and the West Midlands.

Promoting renewable energy

3rd Mar 2010

Fisher German is at the forefront of a major drive to inform farmers and landowners of their options when considering renewable energy.

Small wind turbine potential too good to miss

16th Feb 2010

Following the introduction of Feed-in Tariffs for small scale single turbines, the rates of return are so attractive that farmers are now looking to have their own single turbines to generate an income, which can be more profitable than larger scale wind

Biomass grants to help business

5th Jan 2010

On 15 December 2009 the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced the availability of approximately £4 million to help towards the cost of buying and installing biomass-fuelled heating and combined heat and power projects in England.

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Auctions 2011

Fisher German hold auctions throughout the year. For further information about 2017 dates and results of past auctions, click below to visit our auction page.

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