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Probate : The Importance Of An Accurate Valuation

It is so important to provide an accurate valuation of property assets when dealing with someone’s probate application following their death.   Following a death the appointed executors have a legal responsibility to ensure that not only are the wishes of the deceased’s carried out, but that this is done within the law and this […]

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Farmland Marketed, in England, hits 10-year high

According to Strutt and Parker’s database, 50,000 acres of land arrived on the market in July, August and September bringing the total about put up for sale in 2018 to 96,600 acres.  This means that farmland marketed in England has hit the highest level in 10 years. It should be noted, however, that a large […]

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Worcestershire House Prices On the Rise

Latest data from the Office of National Statistics has revealed that average property prices for houses for sale in Worcestershire rose by 0.6% in July 2018. Overall, houses prices over the past 12 months have risen by 1.2%, highlighting what a significant month July was.   Property Prices West Midlands vs United Kingdom The average […]

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Agriculture Bill rules to phase out UK farm subsidies by 2027

  The government’s long-waited Agriculture Bill has outlined plans to phase out farm subsidies in England over the next seven years, ending in 2027.   A brand new system of ‘public money for public goods’ will be replacing the current eu farm subsidies strategy and has a major focus on rewarding farmers who implement and […]

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Planning Update – Bromsgrove District Plan Review

Bromsgrove District Council is in the process of reviewing the District Plan.  The District Plan is a long-term vision and strategy which will be used to manage future development needs across the District. As part of this review there is an issues and Options consultation open from 24th September to 19th November 2018.  The Council […]

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The rise of holiday rentals in property investment

Holiday rentals have become a huge financial lifeline for those who are investing in properties. Long gone are the days where buyers only purchase what they can afford from the property market – now people are looking for houses which have the capacity to offer rental income, such as properties with a spare room or […]

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Compensation for landowners affected by Rivers Severn and Teme Project

G Herbert Banks have been helping land owners with compensation claims for the current work taking place on the Rivers Severn and Teme. The £20,000,000 upgrade to the rivers is a project that has been in the waiting for over 150 years and is now well underway with work having already commenced at Knightsford Bridge, […]

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Could new rental tax changes do more harm than good?

Rental tax is widely discussed all over the country, and the team at G Herbert Banks are certainly no stranger to the topic either. Based in Worcestershire, we are leading Worcester letting agents and proudly offer our services to meet the demands of a wide range of client requirements. We can Let and manage residential, […]

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Private Rental sector called for improvements

When it comes to rental properties, here at G Herbert Banks you can trust that we know exactly what we are talking about. Established in 1898, we are proud to be one of Worcestershire’s leading Estate and Letting agents offering a wide range of flexible services to meet the diverse needs of our clients. Property […]

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Planning Policy – What’s new?

  Established in 1898, G Herbert Banks are proud to have become one of Worcestershire’s leading experts when it comes to planning policies. Based in Worcestershire and serving all of the surrounding counties too, our highly experienced and qualified team have many years’ experience alongside an in-depth local knowledge. These advantages ensure that we can […]

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