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Northallerton Residential Market Update - July

Fri 10 July 2020

We asked Lynn Nixon, Northallerton Branch Manager / Valuer what is happening in the local market since lockdown has begun to ease. Read More

Stamp Duty Holiday: what does it mean for the property market?

Wed 8 July 2020

Today, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of measures in a mini budget focused on economic recovery due to the coronavirus pandemic. Amongst the announcements surrounding job retention and support for the hospitality and leisure sector, was an anticipated temporary change to the Stamp Duty threshold. Read More

Daylight and Sunlight Considerations: will this impact high-density schemes?

Thu 2 July 2020

The appeal against Newcastle City Council’s refusal of planning permission for a residential development of 10-13 storeys at Heber Street, Newcastle was dismissed in April. The focus of the original refusal and the recent appeal decision was issues of daylight and sunlight. Will this impact high-density schemes in the city in the future? Read More

Looking Ahead: new season fertiliser prices

Wed 1 July 2020

Peter Roberts, farm business consultant at Active BP, looks at forward nitrogen prices, and why we should think about securing tonnage for 2021 cropping… Read More

June Quarter Rent Day: advice for landlords

Wed 24 June 2020

On the 25th March 2020, commercial tenants across the country were grated relief on their payments, a lifeline for retailers, businesses and of course, our high street. However, with the June quarter rent day upon us, where does this leave landlords? Read More

The Importance of Farm Partnership Agreements

Mon 22 June 2020

We're thrilled to welcome Nick Poole, Solicitor at Latimer Hinks, to explain the importance of Farm Partnership Agreements and the areas of your business that will be affected by not having one in place.  Read More

Planning Update: Getting Britain Building

Mon 22 June 2020

The Government has confirmed that it will automatically extend all planning permissions or listed building consents that are due to lapse, or have already done so, between 23rd March 2020 and the 31st December 2020. Read More

Landlords: Electrical Safety Guidance

Thu 4 June 2020

On 1st June, the UK Government released guidance on the Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020. Read More

Meet Michael Blake: at home edition

Tue 26 May 2020

The final instalment from our Commercial Team in the Meet the Team at Home series. Michael Blake is a Director at youngsRPS and has an impressive amount of experience and expertise within the commercial property sector, in the North East and beyond… Read More

Relief for Tenant Farmers as Amnesty Deadline is Extended

Fri 15 May 2020

On Wednesday 13th May, the Scottish Government announced that there will be a be six-month extension to the amnesty period as a result of Covid-19 social distancing measures which have prevented crucial meetings between tenants, landlords and agents from taking place. Read More

Meet Stephanie Dixon: at home edition

Fri 15 May 2020

Meet Stephanie Dixon, a Graduate Commercial Surveyor at our Grey Street Office. Continuing our ‘at home series', we asked Stephanie some questions to allow you to get to know her better. Read More

Meet Paul Fairlamb: at home edition

Mon 4 May 2020

Continuing our ‘at home series’… we’d like you to meet Paul Fairlamb. Paul is an Associate Commercial Surveyor at youngsRPS and is based in our Newcastle office. Read More

Government issued support for your business

Wed 29 April 2020

A round up of the Government issued financial support that may be available to you and your business. Read More

Meet Chris Dixon: at home edition

Mon 27 April 2020

Meet Chris Dixon, Business Development Consultant at youngsRPS. Chris is a relatively new members to our team; he answered some questions to help you to get to know him a bit better! Read More

BPS application and CSS claim windows extended in light of COVID-19

Mon 27 April 2020

The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) have announced a one-month extension for farmers and landowners to apply for vital Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) funding as well as to make a claim for existing Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) funding. Read More

Joining Forces: Bringing Crucial Assistance to Farmers

Wed 8 April 2020

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve joined forces with Active Business Partnerships, a leading national agricultural consultancy, in a strategic move to offer a full and comprehensive service to our clients and the wider farming community.  Read More

MEES: Changes come into force today

Wed 1 April 2020

Whilst, currently, the world is going through an extremely turbulent time, we must take the time to remind you that the remaining provisions of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES) come into force today (1st April 2020). Read More

Planning to Move? Advice for Buyers and Sellers

Fri 27 March 2020

Government have released guidance to those who are buying and selling their homes during the COVID:19 outbreak and the stay at home period. Read More

COVID-19 Business Support

Mon 23 March 2020

"This is not a time for ideology and orthodoxy, this is a time to be bold, a time for courage. I want to reassure every British citizen this government will give you all the tools you need to get through this." Rishi Sunak, Chancellor Read More

Flood-hit farmers to benefit from government measures

Fri 20 March 2020

Farmers to benefit from new measures announced by the government today in response to the damage caused by recent flooding. Read More

COVID-19: Update

Thu 19 March 2020

An update on our working policies in light of COVID-19 from Managing Director, Robbie Hutchinson. Read More

Planning Regulations Temporarily Relaxed

Wed 18 March 2020

In light of the Government advice for social distancing and self-isolation as a measure to delay spread of COVID-19, planning regulations surrounding change of use for pubs and restaurants are to be temporarily relaxed. Read More

COVID-19: a message from our Managing Director

Tue 17 March 2020

A message from our Managing Director in relation to COVID-19. Read More

Budget 2020: an overview

Fri 13 March 2020

This week, Rishi Sunak announced his first budget as Chancellor; here, our team comment on how decisions and allocations will affect our clients across the agriculture, commercial and planning industries.   Read More

Lizzie brings the prestigious Alastair Turnbull award home

Wed 11 March 2020

Local farmer’s daughter and graduate surveyor at youngsRPS Sedgefield, Lizzie Hall, has been awarded the Alastair Turnbull Award for achieving the highest mark across the northern region in the recent Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) exams. Read More

The Next Generation: a career in commercial property

Tue 3 March 2020

Stephanie Dixon is a Graduate Commercial Surveyor at youngsRPS in Newcastle city centre; however, that wasn’t always the plan. Here, she tells us about how sometimes, the best careers are the ones you stumble upon… Read More

Take advantage of crucial funding now in preparation for the future

Wed 26 February 2020

Since 2018, and most certainly since we left the EU on 31st January 2020, the Agriculture Bill has been at the fore front of our minds; however, during the transition period, it is business as usual for the BPS 2020 applications and all existing stewardship agreements. Read More

Welcome to the team: Chris Dixon

Mon 17 February 2020

We are thrilled to welcome Chris Dixon to our team as Business Development Consultant. Chris has been brought on board to help raise the profile of our commercial property services with a specific focus on growing the firm’s commercial client base. Read More

Lettings Legislation: What do you need to know?

Fri 14 February 2020

2020 is a significant year for lettings legislative changes, as many come to fruition, mainly in the first half of the year. Here, Teresa Sargeant, Residential Lettings Manager, goes through the key dates and changes that you need to be aware of for the coming six months. Read More

Countryside Stewardship: a steppingstone in preparation for the future of agriculture

Tue 11 February 2020

Today, DEFRA announced that the application window for the Countryside Stewardship Scheme has opened; encouraging farmers and landowners to embrace the opportunity to prepare themselves for the future Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS), and to be paid for improvements they make to the local environment.  Read More

Meet the team: Lynn Nixon

Mon 3 February 2020

We're extremely proud of our team here at youngsRPS; each and every member brings something different to our wide range of services and we want you to get to know them all a little bit better. We sat down with Lynn Nixon, Manager/Valuer at our Northallerton branch and asked her a few questions... Read More

Residential Market Update: January 2020

Wed 29 January 2020

Kim Harrison, Head of Residential Property at youngsRPS, explores the residential market as we make our way through the first month of 2020 with a new government. Read More

Agriculture bill set to champion British farming and produce

Thu 23 January 2020

Following on from the first Agriculture Bill announced in September 2018, updated legislation was announced on 16th January detailing how the introduction of the Agriculture Bill will include new provisions. Read More

Marketing your property: why wait?

Mon 13 January 2020

Spring always comes out on top as the best time to sell, however, Rosie Spours, Valuer Manager at youngsRPS Alnwick, explains why savvy homeowners should be thinking about marketing their homes now. Read More

DEFRA confirms £3 billion of agricultural support for 2020

Wed 8 January 2020

The Chancellor, Sajid Javid has confirmed nearly £3 billion of funding for farmers in 2020; remaining at 2019 levels and giving confidence and support to the industry before the UK leaves the EU. Read More

Embracing positivity for the year ahead

Mon 6 January 2020

Without trying to sound cynical, the year ahead is, again, likely to be dominated by short-term uncertainty which will affect many of our business decisions. However, it is simply down to you as to whether you positively embrace this period, and use it wisely, to ensure your business is prepared for change… Read More

Wool Warehouse: the latest chapter for Hexham's historic building

Thu 19 December 2019

The former public swimming pool building begins its latest chapter in Hexham’s history with a redevelopment into 45 apartments. Read More

The Rise of Build to Rent Development

Tue 10 December 2019

The Build to Rent sector has an important role to play within Urban Planning, our planning team looks at Build to Rent opportunities in the North East. Read More

Commercial Property Investments: avoiding the pitfalls

Mon 9 December 2019

Good quality commercial property investments are often hard to find in the current market; buyers are looking at the secondary market or unfamiliar property types... Are you aware of the pitfalls in acquiring properties such as these? Read More

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

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

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