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Reinventing the High Street

Fri 6 December 2019

The difficult trading conditions on the high street have been well documented; news of retail giants closing stores and restructuring is impossible to avoid. With tenant demand generally low, solutions for landlords and sellers have had to be creative. Read More

Strawberry Place

Thu 5 December 2019

This November, we are thrilled to report that the Planning Committee of Newcastle City Council voted to approve the application for the Strawberry Place development in Newcastle. Read More

Daylight & Sunlight Assessments: The BRE Problem

Thu 5 December 2019

As cities increase in population and density, greater challenges arise in protecting the residential amenity of existing occupiers. Read More

23 Grey Street

Wed 4 December 2019

We've officially begun our latest chapter as we relocate our Newcastle office onto Grey Street in Newcastle City Centre, placing us at the centre of the city’s property and development market. Read More

Subsidies and Grants: Giving some substance to what's available

Tue 26 November 2019

With the political landscape as it is and ongoing discussions around financial support in agriculture, it’s no wonder farmers are struggling to plan for the future of their business. Read More

Rural and Agricultural property: risks and liabilities

Tue 26 November 2019

Associate Rural Chartered Surveyor, Paul McGee looks into some of the underlying risks and liabilities associated with owning rural and agricultural property. Read More

Dubarry Competition 2019: Terms and Conditions

Mon 18 November 2019

To celebrate one year in our Alnwick office on the cobbles, as well as residential agency teams first birthday in Alnwick, we’ve teamed up with Jobsons of Alnwick to give you the chance to win a pair of Dubarry of Ireland Chestnut Galway boots! Read More

The Brexit Age of Uncertainty: Scottish Farmers

Tue 5 November 2019

There is, without a shadow of a doubt, a great deal of inevitable uncertainty caused by Brexit. Will it or won’t it happen? What shape will it take? Who will win the General Election? Will there be a second referendum? How long should it take to break up a partnership of 40 years? Read More

Rural Growth Programme Reopens to Small Rural Businesses

Tue 5 November 2019

On Friday 1st November, the government made the announcement that they were re-opening the Rural Growth Programme; £35 million has been allocated to provide grants for small rural businesses to create jobs and growth in the rural economy. Read More

Marathon Success!

Fri 25 October 2019

We'd like to give a big shout out to Michael Watson, Client Accounts Manager, for completing his first ever Marathon in four hours and eighteen minutes. Read More

Land Registry: is your land or property registered?

Mon 14 October 2019

Often clients are not aware if their property is registered or even what Land Registry is. Matthew Wallace discusses the purpose of Land Registry and the benefits of registration. Read More

youngsRPS Planning for the Future

Wed 2 October 2019

Appointment of Helen Marks as Planning and Development Consultant. This is a new role created as a direct result of increased demand for specialist services in this area and YoungsRPS’ expansion into the commercial field for their planning department. Read More

Brace of Barns

Wed 25 September 2019

Planning Permission for a Brace of Barns After successfully helping clients to realise the potential of their assets YoungsRPS bring two traditional Yorkshire Dales barns to the market. As YoungsRPS, Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, bring to the market two unique barn developments in .. Read More

Countryside Productivity Small Grants

Tue 9 July 2019

Improve Farm Productivity with the Small Grant Scheme Today, the application window for the second round of the Countryside Productivity Small Grants (CPSG) opened for all farm types including livestock, horticulture and arable businesses, with a total of £15 million available. Read More

When it comes to Choosing Agents, Trust in your Local High Street

Fri 7 June 2019

When it comes to Choosing Agents, Trust in your Local High Street At a time where online agents are entering the market in the North East, Rosie Spours, Valuer Manager for YoungsRPS , shares her reasons for why using high street agents has many benefits: “Currently, we are seeing an increasing ... Read More

Changes to Tenant Upfront Costs

Wed 29 May 2019

TENANT UPFRONT COSTS REDUCED WHILE PROFESSIONAL LAND AGENT SERVICE REMAINS Changes to the law, to be introduced under the Tenant Fees Act 2019, mean that the process of renting a property is about to become cheaper and fairer, for the tenant with reduced upfront costs. However, Residential Lettings ... Read More

YoungsRPS Expands Services in South West Scotland

Wed 10 April 2019

Leading Rural Agency sees strong growth at Dumfries office YoungsRPS , the independent firm of chartered Surveyors, Land Agents and Property Consultants, has announced an expansion in South West Scotland, following strong demand for their specialist agricultural services in their Dumfries office. ... Read More

YoungsRPS Director Commits to Sponsored Loch Cycle Ride in Aid of Local Charity

Tue 9 April 2019

YoungsRPS Director Commits to Sponsored Loch Cycle Ride in Aid of Local Charity This April, Graeme Bruce, Director of YoungsRPS , will be cycling a 214-mile route from Carlisle to Glasgow, in aid of the Slaley branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association. A courageous group of 16 sponsored ... Read More

Scottish Farmers Reminded to Apply for Slurry Storage Grant

Tue 9 April 2019

YoungsRPS highlight opportunity for slurry storage funding. Chartered Surveyors, Land Agents and Property Consultants, YoungsRPS , are urging Scottish farmers who are considering increasing their farm slurry capacity, to take advantage of the Scottish Government Slurry Storage Grant before the ... Read More

Reduce the Risk of Livestock Farm Accidents

Fri 29 March 2019

The Health and Safety Considerations which Farmers Need to Consider at Turnout. To avoid injuries and, at worst, a fatal accident, farmers are being urged to consider the potential risks posed to people and their animals whilst on their property. Graeme Bruce, Director of YoungsRPS, gives some well ... Read More

YoungsRPS Forges Link with Hexham Mart

Thu 28 March 2019

Leading Rural Agency signs deal with Hexham & Northern Marts to Share Premises and Business Opportunities. Chartered Surveyors, Land Agents and Property Consultants, YoungsRPS , today announces it is to open offices within Hexham Mart in Northumberland. This is an exciting partnership, intended ... Read More

Taking Advantage of Current Opportunities during Brexit Uncertainty

Mon 11 March 2019

Taking Advantage of Current Opportunities during Brexit Uncertainty As we head into uncertain times, YoungsRPS are to hold a ‘Farmers Workshop’ to discuss the options available now YoungsRPS are holding a Farmers Workshop to discuss key issues at what is a particularly crucial time. This will ... Read More

Emma Smith - Chairman for Northumbria & Cumbria CAAV Branch

Mon 11 March 2019

Emma Smith of YoungsRPS Announced as Chairman for Northumbria and Cumbria CAAV Branch At its annual AGM on 6th March, the Northumbria and Cumbria branch of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers ( CAAV ) announced that Emma Smith, Rural Chartered Surveyor with YoungsRPS, will take up the ... Read More

North East Farmers Must Act Now to Secure CPSGS Funding

Thu 14 February 2019

North East Farmers Must Act Now to Secure CPSGS Funding Delayed action can result in withdrawn applications, warns YoungsRPS With the application window due to open in the coming weeks, farmers in the North East of England are being urged to act now if they want to take advantage of funding for the ... Read More

Grants and Subsidies – Key dates released

Tue 5 February 2019

Grants and Subsidies – Key dates released 2019 key dates have been released for English grants and subsides for BPS, Countryside Stewardship and Countryside productivity Small Grant Scheme - see below. BPS 2019 Applications available online from 13 March 2019 with application submission deadline 15 ... Read More

Public money for public goods – stewardship and grant funding

Wed 30 January 2019

Written by Helen Proud, Rural Chartered Surveyor The announcement of the Agriculture Bill has meant that our suspicions about the future of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) after BREXIT have been confirmed. The government wants a new system where payments are focused on “public money for public goods ... Read More

YoungsRPS Appoint First Ever Associate

Mon 28 January 2019

Demonstrating Commitment to Career Progression YoungsRPS Announces Promotion for Long-Standing Property Valuer Kim Harrison to Associate. YoungsRPS, which offers a wide range of management and professional services in land, housing and commercial properties, has announced that estate agent Kim ... Read More

Succession planning – it’s never too early to start the process

Fri 25 January 2019

Succession planning – it’s never too early to start the process Written by Charles Raine, Director With many farming businesses involving several generations and with farm diversification on the increase, succession planning has become a complex, but necessary issue. Succession planning isn’t about ... Read More

YoungsRPS continue expansion in Northumberland

Mon 21 January 2019

YoungsRPS Announces Appointment of Rural Surveyor to its expanding Northumberland Team YoungsRPS, which offers a broad spectrum of management and professional work in rural, development and commercial fields, has announced the appointment of Matthew Wallace. This appointment is the latest ... Read More

Uncertainty for new farmers

Thu 17 January 2019

Uncertainty for new farmers Written by Michael Halliday, Farm Business Consultant Having been tasked to write an article about uncertainty for new entrants to farming, the following quote immediately jumped to mind: “Uncertainty is the only certainty there is”. I Googled the full quote for accuracy ... Read More

Tenants’ improvements amnesty – an agent’s view

Wed 9 January 2019

Tenants’ improvements amnesty – an agent’s view Written by Michael Halliday, Farm Business Consultant As an agent I’ve come across three distinct tenant viewpoints regarding the amnesty. There are highly engaged tenants who have drawn up extensive lists of improvements and are keen to progress ... Read More

Insight Scotland - Issue 03

Wed 2 January 2019

We are pleased to present our third issue of Insight Scotland which includes the following articles: Contract Farming Agreements (CFAs) – The Pitfalls Tenants’ Improvements Amnesty - An agent’s view Uncertainty for new farmers Please click on the link below to download the magazine. Read More

BPS 2019 key dates – Scotland

Wed 2 January 2019

Below are the latest key dates for the Basic Payment Scheme 2019. These dates are to help farmers stay compliant with the cross compliance conditions in Scotland. 1 January 2019 Start of the scheme year. You must meet all Cross Compliance conditions from this date. Start of management for EFA ... Read More

YoungsRPS announce appointment to expanding Alnwick Office

Wed 2 January 2019

YoungsRPS announce appointment of new Valuer Manager to its Expanding Alnwick Office The Alnwick branch of YoungsRPS , who offer property solutions across the commercial property, rural and residential agency markets, has announced the appointment of Rosie Spours, who joins the business as a full ... Read More