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Townsend Chartered Surveyors, founded in 1992, is an independent firm of land agents, valuers, surveyors and estate agents based in Exeter, Devon, offering traditional estate management, rural property management and consultancy and land agency services to farmers, tenants and landowners throughout the UK. We are also leading national agents for Basic Payment Scheme entitlements (as we were for milk, sheep and beef quota) and are known for…
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BPS entitlements

Basic Payment Entitlements can be sold, leased or transferred through inheritance and can be sold or leased either with or without land. Sales without land are the easiest to deal with and are the most popular method of trading. VAT is payable on Entitlements traded (sold or leased) without land, unless the seller is non-VAT registered. Unless otherwise stated all entitlements are offered for sale without land…
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Western Morning News – 01.11.17 – Crown case shows lessons to learn for farm tenants

Judgement in the case of The Crown Estate Commissioners v Wakley and Wakley found the Crown to be in breach of a Farm Business Tenancy and having misrepresented the condition of the farm to the incoming tenant. The Tenant was awarded £1.75 million in damages.   The case   Mr and Mrs Wakley moved their business and…

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