Our expertise in the South East, combined with our knowledge of the local market and economy, enables us to generate informative news and articles. Areas of interest include property and land, price trends, forecasts and legislation.

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Heathfield Agricultural Show 2023

Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be back at Heathfield Agricultural Show on Saturday 27th May 2023. Held at Tottingworth Farm in Broad Oak, our Agency and Rural Professionals spent the […]

Careers Fair 2023

On Tuesday 18th April, members of staff from our Tunbridge Wells office attended The Skinners’ School and Tunbridge Wells Grammar School for Girls’ Annual Careers Fair. At Batcheller Monkhouse we […]

Sussex Hospices Trail 2023

At Batcheller Monkhouse we strive to support charities and local communities where we can. Whilst we will continue to support several charities, we are delighted to announce our main charity […]

Farm Expo 2023

Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be back at Farm Expo in Detling, Kent on Wednesday 1st March 2023. Held at the Kent County Showground our Rural Professionals spent the day […]

Farming Equipment and Technology Fund Grant

New Release – Round 2: Farming Equipment and Technology Fund Grant The Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has published the full list of items for the second round of the Farming […]

Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier applications now open

The application window for Countryside Stewardship Higher Tier is now open and the official guidance has been published by the Rural Payment Agency. Higher Tier grants provide multi-year management options […]

Kent Farming Conference 2023

Batcheller Monkhouse were proud to be sponsors of The Kent Farming Conference in 2023. In January 2023 our rural professionals enjoyed a well-attended Kent Farming Conference at the Kent County […]

DEFRA announces Environmental Land Management Scheme update

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced what the future of the Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS) holds for farmers and landowners. Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) […]

Countryside Stewardship Scheme and Sustainable Farming Incentive

Countryside Stewardship Scheme (CSS) At the Oxford Farming Conference, Mark Spencer announced that the majority of revenue payment rates under CSS will be increased by 10% for all new and […]

Hailsham Livestock Market

Batcheller Monkhouse Rural Surveyors attended the Hailsham Livestock Market to speak with local farmers and landowners about the future of rural grants. Members of staff from our Tunbridge Wells Professional […]

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Batcheller Monkhouse are proud to be raising awareness of The Queen’s Green Canopy. This initiative of planting over a million trees across the nation between October 2021 and March 2023 […]

Wear It Pink

In October 2022, Batcheller Monkhouse once again took part in Wear It Pink to help raise awareness and money for Breast Cancer Now. Breast Cancer Now raise money every year […]

Careers Fair 2022

In October 2022, a team of our Rural Professionals had great success attending Careers Fairs at the Royal Agricultural University and Oxford Brookes University. Royal Agricultural University – Thursday 6th […]

Ploughing Matches 2022

During September 2022 many of our Rural Professionals, Agency, Lettings, Telecoms and Planning teams attended a number of Ploughing Matches across Kent and Sussex. Weald of Kent Ploughing Match The […]

Bowel Cancer UK Charity Walk

On Saturday 23rd April staff from our Battle branch will be taking part in a 31 mile Charity Walk to raise funds for Bowel Cancer UK. Charity Walk in Memory […]

Farm Expo 2022

On Wednesday 2 March Batcheller Monkhouse were thrilled to be back at Farm Expo in Detling, Kent. The popular rural event which takes place at the Kent Showground includes trade […]

Southampton to Heathrow Aviation Fuel Pipeline

Next year should see the construction of Esso’s new 90km Southampton to Heathrow aviation fuel pipeline. This will be replacing the original one which was installed in the 1960s. Batcheller […]

Work Together To Ensure Maintained Network Of Public Rights Of Way

Landowners, walkers, horse riders, cyclists and local authorities need to work together to ensure a carefully planned and properly maintained network of public rights of way is available. “If lockdown […]

RABI Big Farming Survey – Have Your Say

RABI “We’ve launched the biggest ever wellbeing research survey of the farming sector. We hope to gather 26,000 responses that will give us insight into the impacts and pressures you […]

Residential Development

With the Government seeking to build 300,000 new homes per year across the country, landowners and developers alike are looking to promote more sites for residential development. There is a […]

Tax Planning

The purpose of tax planning is to ensure all elements of the financial plan work together in the most tax-efficient way. This is achieved by analysing a financial situation or […]

Rural Diversification Casestudies

The challenges facing farmers have never been more apparent coming into the political negotiations surrounding Brexit, with particular concerns over trade deals and subsidy payments. When you add into the […]

Estate Management Focus

Hankham is a small village in East Sussex, just north of the A27, and no distance at all from both Eastbourne and Pevensey. When the Normans landed (just a few miles away, […]

Development and Land Promotion

So you’ve taken the momentous decision to turn over some of your farmland for housing. This may be a once-in-a-generation opportunity to generate a significant amount of capital, but one […]