Land and farming experts tackle key issues at free Durham seminar

H&H has joined forced with the RPA and several North East businesses to offer free advice on CAP, property issues, contract farming and more

Andrew Jamieson, agricultural advisor for H&H Land and Property
Andrew Jamieson, agricultural advisor for H&H Land and Property

A free seminar is to be held at Durham County Cricket Club, offering farmers and landowners information on the key issues that will affect them in 2015 and beyond.

The CAP, land and farming matters event, to be held on Wednesday, December 10, is being organised by H&H Land and Property, in association with the Rural Payments Agency, Swinburne Maddison LLP and Rowlands Accountants LLP.

H&H North East director David Quayle said: “We recognise that the different companies and sectors of the agriculture industry are all striving towards the same goal.

“This is why we have brought this team of speakers to one place to discuss their various expertise for the farmers and landowners.

“We have found from feedback over this year that many farmers have benefited from our CAP update seminars, so we are keen to round the year off by helping people plan for the future.”

The line-up of speakers includes Simon Lunniss, head of stakeholder relations at the RPA, who will focus on applying for BPS online and using the new CAP application service.

Andrew Jamieson, agricultural advisor for H&H Land and Property, then, will cover CAP reform updates and the 2015 Basic Payment Scheme, before John Davison, a solicitor and managing partner at Swinburne Maddison LLP, looks at a range of land issues that can be applied in respect of property sales, borrowings and protecting assets.

Mr Davison said: “I act on behalf of agricultural clients in matters covering an extensive range of issues, including the selling of land and farms, energy and diversification, the sale of land to developers and issues surrounding farm tenancy agreements.

“I am going to be discussing some useful tips which will include how best to prepare your land for sale, the importance of registering land at the Land Registry, checking the title of your property and potential enhancements to land values.”

Also due to speak at the event are Emma Glover and Peter Millar from Rowlands Accountants, who will be discussing the increasingly important issues of contract farming and associated documentation.

With offices in Durham and Carlisle, H&H Land and Property is the H&H Group’s specialist chartered surveying and land agent firm, specialising in rural property issues related to the North of England, the Borders and South West Scotland.

It offers a range of professional services - from estate management to dispute resolution - to property owners and occupiers, covering farms, commercial, leisure, and residential interests.

The CAP, land and farming matters seminar begins at 6pm on Wednesday, December 10.

A complementary hot buffet will be provided afterwards.

To reserve a place, call Janice Dutton on 0191 370 8530 or email janice.dutton@hhland.co.uk

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