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Do you own land in the Wealden District?

Do you own land in the Wealden District? Wealden District Council is looking for new development sites and land as part of the preparation of its new local plan. The […]

Farming Fortnight from LEAF. Linking Environment and Farming

During the past weeks we have all had to find new ways of doing what previously seemed normal, particularly our food shopping. One thing that seems to have come from […]

Property Hunters Swap London For The South Coast

This week The Telegraph reports ‘Property Hunters Swap London For The South Coast As Demand Soars After Market Reopens’. The volume of activity our agency offices are reporting is extremely […]

New Guidance On Using Green Spaces

The Government has issued new guidelines on using green spaces in regard protecting yourself and others. This guidance sets out the key principles of enjoying the benefits of being outside, […]

Coronavirus Information

The Government has set out plans to restart England’s housing market, which has been frozen since the coronavirus lockdown, we are pleased to say our offices are now open, although […]

More Buyers May Move To The Country

Buyers continue to register in spite of the enforced freeze of the property market due to Covid 19. Wendy Stirk, Partner at Batcheller Monkhouse reports; “the situation we all find […]

Legislative Changes To Letting Your Property

Legislative changes to letting your property due to the Covid-19 pandemic As members of ARLA Propertymark, the UK’s foremost professional and regulatory body for letting agents, we operate to professional […]

Managing Your Letting Need Not Be A Headache

“Watching and reading the news can seem all doom and gloom at the moment, in a recent Telegraph newspaper article it predicted that this current CV-19 situation will have a […]

Work From Home – Staff Pets

As we continue to work from home, staff pets have been providing some much needed company. Some of our new furry colleagues have been helpful and chilled, whereas others have […]

Lenders Kick Start Mortgage Deals

The BBC report Lenders Kick Start Mortgage Deals. Some big lenders have begun reopening their doors to British borrowers, making it easier to get a home loan. At the start […]

Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Dev) Order

In response to the huge pressure being placed on existing NHS facilities by the COVID 19 outbreak, the Government has passed new legislation to create a new permitted development right […]

Planning Committees During Coronavirus

On Thursday 2 April 2020, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick,  put in place regulations designed to aid planning committees during Coronavirus, ensuring local […]

We are open just remotely

Following instructions from the Government, in regard the Coronavirus, Batcheller Monkhouse are now working from home. We are still open…just remotely. Our Battle, Haywards Heath, Pulborough and Tunbridge Wells teams […]

Enjoy The Countryside But…

During this troubling time there has been a notable increase in the use of public footpaths and other rights of way. With further restriction on movement this seems set to […]

Businesses operate on a takeaway basis (Coronavirus)

This week the Government announced further restrictions to daily life and activity. Whilst essential to help curb the spread of Coronavirus this will add to the already intense pressure our […]

Covid-19 – We are still open for business

Due to the escalating Covid-19 situation and the effect this has on us all, we would like to reassure each of you that Batcheller Monkhouse is still open for business […]

Farm Expo Kent 2020

Batcheller Monkhouse were delighted to attend Farm Expo in Kent on Wednesday 4 March 2020. The day was filled with some brilliant talks and stands. “The events season kicked off […]

Game & Wildlife Trust Event 2020

“On Wednesday 4 March 2020 Batcheller Monkhouse were delighted to support The Game & Wildlife Trust at their 38th Annual Shoot Evening & Auction in Haywards Heath. The evening included […]

Farming for the Future Policy & Progress

On 25 February 2020 the Farming for the Future – Policy and Progress Paper was published. The document provides further details of the agricultural policy for England over the next […]

Compulsory Purchase Affecting Kent and Sussex Landowners

Many readers, including both tenant farmers and landowners, will have land affected by utility lines; whether water, sewage, gas, electricity or telecommunications. With utility companies constantly needing to maintain and […]

Charity Art Exhibition | Battle Office

On 11 December 2019 the Batcheller Monkhouse, Battle office hosted a charity art exhibition of internationally renowned local artists and photographers to raise money for a local, Sussex charity. The […]

Positive Planning Decisions Boosting Rural Businesses

Positive planning decisions can boost your rural business with over 60% of farms in the UK having diversified in some way, with diversification projects now accounting for 22% of income […]

The Future of Farming

The reality of no Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) income is sending shock waves through the farming community, despite the fact that this has been on the cards for years. This […]

Basic Payment Scheme 2019

The Rural Payment Agency on-line system is now open for business. Whilst the deadline for submission of 2019 claims is still some weeks away it is never too soon to […]