Rural Newsletter - March 2012

    As the outlook for the Eurozone and the UK’s own economic situation continue to create uncertainty and trepidation, it is more important than ever for rural businesses to be ready to make the most of opportunities for investment, financial planning and maximising income.

    With this in mind, the articles and updates in this newsletter should provide an overview of today’s major issues and developments, as well as a snapshot of where residential and rural markets are heading.

    With a major judgment from the Court of Session on the Moonzie Case and ongoing controversy over the Government’s plans for feed-in tariffs for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) projects, we bring you two articles which I hope will clarify the uncertainties that have been surrounding rent reviews and the outlook for PV investment.

    A look at the current markets for residential sales and lettings and farmland shows distinct variations between sectors and location, while a bulletin on the highly successful Balfour Matrix roadshows provides a timely reminder of how to discover more about the benefits of this unique management tool.

    There is plenty of food for thought; as ever, if this newsletter raises any issues of concern or interest, our experts would be delighted to help.

     
     

    Key contacts

    Mike Townsend FRICS MCIArb TEP

    Mike Townsend FRICS MCIArb TEP

    Director
    Savills Exeter

    Savills Exeter

    +44 (0) 1392 455 708

    +44 (0) 1392 455 708

     

    Jason Emrich

    Jason Emrich

    Director
    Rural

    Savills Haywards Heath

    +44 (0) 1403 741 509

    +44 (0) 1403 741 509

     

    Paul Ainscough

    Paul Ainscough

    Director
    Rural

    Savills York

    +44 (0) 1904 617 838

    +44 (0) 1904 617 838

     

    David Cross

    David Cross

    Director
    Farm Agency

    Savills Salisbury

    +44 (0) 1722 426 813

    +44 (0) 1722 426 813

     

    Michael Horton

    Michael Horton

    Director
    Rural

    Savills Ipswich

    +44 (0) 1473 234 813

    +44 (0) 1473 234 813

     

    Jonathan Henson

    Jonathan Henson

    Director
    Estate Management

    Savills Perth

    +44 (0) 1738 477 511

    +44 (0) 1738 477 511