Barbers Rural News

  • Open for Business - Just not as usual

    16th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    This week the Governenment announced that Estate Agents could open provided they worked under specific guidelines.  At Barbers Rural we have taken this very seriously and we are working within Government guidelines whilst prioritising the health, safety and well-being of our clients and staff.  Most of our team will continue to work remotely from home and whilst the office will be manned with a minimum number of staff it will remain closed to the general pulbic to help prevent the spread of...

  • Interesting article in FarmBusiness online magazine

    9th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    Louise was delighted to be asked to contibute an article for the Farm Business online magazine.  Read the full article here

  • COVID-19 and farming - worrying times.

    24th AprilPosted by Louise Taylor

    Read Senior Partner, Mike Taylor's, article in today's Farmers Guardian where he discusses the effect of lockdown on farming.

  • Successful Succession

    9th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

    Louise Taylor writes in the March/April edition of the RICS Land Journal on using a mediation approach to facilitating successful succession planning for farming families.

  • Long term finance has never been cheaper!

    6th MarchPosted by Mike Taylor

    Mike Taylor gives opinion on long term finance for farmers

    For the last 12 years since the previous recession economists have been forecasting rising interest rates whilst in reality the rates have stayed much the same or gone further down. This week we have seen some of the lowest long-term rates in living memory with the cost of fixed funds for 25 years offered by the Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AMC) at 0.60%, that is 0.15% below current Bank Base rate which in it...

  • Barbers Rural - Coronavirus COVID 19 Guidance

    5th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

    We take the health and wellbeing of our clients and staff very seriously and to this end we have produced a guidance note on the current situation regarding Coronavirus COVID-19.

    You can download it here.

  • Receptionist Required! Great opportunity for right candidate.

    5th MarchPosted by Louise Taylor

    We are currently looking for a part-time receptionist to support our dynamic team of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents.

    Suitable candidates will be well-presented, have excellent communication and teamworking skills, provide excellent customer service, have efficient and effective adminstration skills and have a proactive approach to work.

    For more information download the Job Description attached to this post or ring Louise Taylor on 01630 692500.

    To apply complete...

  • Changes in the wind for farming

    21st JunePosted by Harriet

    A consultation is currently underway into proposed changes to farm tenancy Law by DEFRA. Research into availability of farm land and who is farming it suggests that too many people are holding on to land that could be better, and more efficiently, farmed by others. Two of the reasons given for this are the attractiveness of claiming farm subsidies in the form of Basic Payment and the constraining effect of old-style farm tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings act 1986. Farmers view the...

  • New Partners at Barbers Rural

    16th MayPosted by Louise Taylor

    We are all delighted to announce that Dan Bowden and Annabel Fearnall have been appointed as Partners of Barbers Rural. Both Dan and Annabel have worked alongside Senior Partner, Mike Taylor, for over 15 years and their appointment as Partners in the business is part of a continued business development plan for our successful firm of Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents.

    Shropshire born and bred Annabel heads up the Estate Agency section of Barbers Rural and is extremely experienced...

  • Farming Talk with Louise Taylor

    6th FebruaryPosted by Louise Taylor

    Industry Must Embrace More Techniques To Cut Emissions 

    We’ve now seen the end of January and although I had hoped that 2019 might embrace a rather more leisurely pace, it seems intent on forging ahead at the break-neck speed with which 2018 departed.  The news, however, has changed little in the last few weeks with a daily focus on Brexit and the huge challenges faced by Government. My attention turns to Michael Grove’s Clean Air Strategy due to be published in the next couple of...