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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.
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.
Carl Pearson scoops rural accolade at the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards
21st Nov 2016
Carl Pearson of Fisher German Chartered Surveyors received the national award in the rural category of the 2016 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Future planning legislation may benefit telecoms infrastructure
15th Jul 2015
The Government has opened a consultation relating to telecommunications development.
HS2 Interactive map and additional provisions
15th Jul 2015
HS2 has published a helpful interactive map for Phase 1 of the project.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fisher German announce merger to strengthen their South East presence
4th Feb 2015
Chartered surveyors Fisher German have joined forces with Warmingtons of Bedfordshire.
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.
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.
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.
OnTheMarket.com 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.
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
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.
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.
Government Announces RRHI Spring Tariff Revie
2nd Apr 2013
The Government has this week provided an update on its Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.