Our expertise in the South East, combined with our knowledge of the local market and rural 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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Farming Investment Fund from DEFRA

Further details of the Farming Investment Fund (FIF) have been released which will provide farmers with grants to improve profitability and environmental outcomes. The Farming Investment Fund will be split […]

About Hawkhurst in East Sussex

This weeks village spotlight focuses on Hawkhurst in East Sussex, a favoured area where Batcheller Monkhouse has sold and let property for many years. If want to find out more […]

About Winchelsea in East Sussex

This weeks village spotlight focuses on a very popular parish, Winchelsea in East Sussex. With an office located in Battle and unmatched local experience, particularly in rural property, Batcheller Monkhouse […]

About Lindfield in West Sussex

Lindfield means ‘open land with lime trees.’ Located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Lindfield is a beautiful village in the heart of Mid-Sussex with a wonderful pond […]

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 […]

About Wadhurst in East Sussex

Across Sussex and Kent we are extremely fortunate to have numerous beautiful and historic villages. This week our spotlight village is Wadhurst in East Sussex. For more than 25 years […]

About Mayfield Village

Across Our Corner of England we are extremely fortunate to have numerous beautiful and historic villages. Each week we shall be highlighting one of these and this week the spotlight […]

About Langton Green in Kent

Batcheller Monkhouse let and sell a number of properties in Langton Green, Kent and the surrounding area. With four offices across Kent and Sussex and highly experienced staff, our knowledge […]

Stamp Duty Holiday Extension & 95% Mortgage

This week Rishi Sunak, Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered the 2021 Budget in Parliament. There was some big news for the property market including 95% mortgages and Stamp Duty Holiday […]

Property Preview – New Instructions and Price Reductions

Please read our latest Property Preview, which show cases property new to the market over the past few weeks and where prices have been adjusted. If you are registered with […]

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 […]

Property Preview 30 December

Read our latest Property Preview  here which contains, on the following pages, a selection of houses new to the market or where prices have been adjusted.  A number of these […]

Agriculture Act 2020 – What you need to know

The Agriculture Act is wide-ranging legislation covering UK agricultural policy following the UK’s exit from the EU. It has enabled the government to reshape domestic agricultural policy. Read the Government […]

Winter Guidance for Tenants and Landlords

Please read our latest Lettings Preview A selection of houses let and available Landlords and Tenants, prepare your property for winter

Don’t Feel Alone This Winter Urges UK’s Farming Help Organisations

UK’s Farming Help organisations are reminding people in the farming community not to suffer in silence this winter. Farmers and Growers, are you experiencing tough times, or are you concerned […]

RTPI Virtual Event

This week, Harriet Richardson, Associate Planner and Nick Webb, Planning Assistant, were involved in a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) event on Microsoft Teams. Harriet is chair of the Kent Young […]

House Prices in Britain 2020

This week The Guardian reported “Average asking price for homes in Britain hits record high”. Hilary Osborne discusses how there has been a surge in sales down to the stamp […]

House Prices in East Sussex

Last week The Argus published an interesting article discussing the increased house prices in East Sussex.  Nicole Baddeley talks about how in the last 5 years house prices in the […]

Planning Consent in the Green Belt

With so much of the South East subject to designations such as Green Belt, National Park or Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty it is hard to imagine how any development […]

Photographic Ploughing Competition

September and October usually finds us packing and unpacking our display stand as we travel from Ploughing Match to Ploughing Match across Kent and Sussex, cleaning off the mud as […]

The Sussex towns everyone wants to move to

This week an article was released discussing the 10 most desirable Sussex towns where everyone wants to move to, according to increasing property prices. The piece discusses house prices in […]

Planning Success

It has been a very busy couple of months for the Batcheller Monkhouse Planners. Since lockdown we have received 49 planning instructions, from single dwellings up to 578 houses. We […]

New Permitted Development Rights to Come into Effect in England

New permitted development rights have recently been announced in England as part of the UK Government’s plans to reform the planning system and fast track the development of new homes. […]