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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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. […]

Planning for the Future

The Government has today published Planning for the Future, a consultation document outlining widespread proposed changes to the planning system. We are excited to see how the change will be […]

Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) FAQ

Below are are FAQ’s related to the Electrical Inspection Condition Report (EICR) which is an inspection report on a property’s safety relating to its fixed wiring. What is an EICR An […]

Stamp Duty Holiday

This week the chancellor has announced a temporary stamp duty holiday on the first £500,000 of all property sales in England and Northern Ireland. The time to buy and invest […]

Demand for New Homes

This week Property Reporter released an article stating that “According to newly released figures from Zoopla, six weeks on since the property market reopened on 13th May, demand for new […]

Business and Planning Bill

The Government has introduced a  Business and Planning Bill featuring a series of measures designed to support businesses and developers in England with their response to the pandemic. These include: […]

The Housing Market is Bouncing Back

This week Property Wire have reported that the ‘Housing market activity is bouncing back to higher levels than before the lockdown based on home sales, demand and house price growth’. […]

Want to sell a home? Make the garden look nice

This week the BBC reports ‘Want to sell a home? Make the garden look nice’. The article discusses how lockdown has changed the priorities of buyers and renters with flats […]

Covid-19 Trends in Demand

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on society, the economy, and the country as a whole.  We are however starting to see signs of a return to normality and new […]

The Changing Of The Guard

The Changing Of The Guard Charles Thacker joined Robert Batcheller in founding the firm of Batcheller Thacker 1991.  Since then the firm has developed and grown from strength to strength. […]

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 Council are asking landowners to come forward with […]