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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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 […]

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 […]

Buyers continue to register

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 […]

Working 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 […]