Estate Property

Land Business Podcast | Estate Properties

In this episode of the Land Business podcast, Philippa Hall and Strutt & Parker guests discuss estate properties. What is the emerging build-to-rent market in cities and what effect is this having on the rental market across the country? Jessica Waddington from the Strutt & Parker St Albans office believes landowners need to increase their property standards and see tenants as clients and consumers. In April 2018, a new legal standard for minimum energy efficiency comes into effect, making it unlawful to renew leases and start new lettings if a building doesn’t achieve an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of ‘E’ or higher. However, there’s a concern that property owners aren’t planning ahead to get the work done in time. And this autumn, there are more changes to Permitted Development (PD) rights. What are they, and what do PD rights offer a landowner wishing to maximise their estate’s potential? Philippa Hall talks to Craig Noel, from Strutt & Parker’s Planning department and also Luke Telford, from the St Albans Land Management team.

Machinery Share

Land Business Podcast | Machinery Sharing

In the first Land Business podcast from Strutt & Parker, Philippa Hall discusses the sharing economy and what it has to offer the farming industry. She pays a visit to a three-way joint venture in Warwickshire, which is saving 15% in machinery costs though their collaborative enterprise. If you’re considering trimming costs by a similar arrangement what do you need to think of? Julie Robinson from Roythornes solicitors talks you through where to start. Technology has made sharing assets cheaper and easier than ever. As ownership becomes a thing of the past, people are increasingly renting beds, cars and boats directly from each other, all co-ordinated via the internet. Could the farming community benefit from this online peer-to-peer approach? Dan Robinson thinks so and has set up Farm-r to prove it.