BPS entitlements available 2018

Below is a small selection of the entitlements we have AVAILABLE for 2018, however please contact us for the most up-to-date information:

Total ha Transfer type Entitlement type TCS ref Status Deadline
16.15 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 38 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
66.97 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 145 SOLD 15th May 2018
33 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 128 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
42.81 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 22/146 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
100  SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 7 £200 15th May 2018
19.89 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 161 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
3.63 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 157 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
30.9 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 155 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
22.6 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 136 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
14 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 149 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
52.79 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 43 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
6.26 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 121/11 ON HOLD 15th May 2018
37 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 72 SOLD 15th May 2018
29.87 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 114 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
26 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 58 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
11.77 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 108 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
230-250 SELL/LEASE ENGLISH NON-SDA 158 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
21.83 SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 148 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
35.89 SELL ENG NON-SDA 117 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
9.12 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 4 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
54.09 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 15 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
8.25 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 9 SOLD 15th May 2018
21.1 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 8 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
8.5 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 10 SOLD 15th May 2018
10-14 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 2 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
12.56 SELL ENG NON-SDA NO VAT 130/12 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
13.07 LEASE ENGLISH NON-SDA 4 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
51.5 LEASE/SELL ENGLISH NON-SDA 91/1 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
16.9 LEASE ENGLISH NON-SDA 2 £OFFERS 15th May 2018
2.44 SELL ENGLISH SDA Withdrawn 15th May 2018
5.5 SELL ENGLISH SDA £OFFERS 15th May 2018
107 SELL ENGLISH SDA £OFFERS 15th May 2018
42.2 SELL SCOTTISH REGION 1 £OFFERS 2nd April 2018
14.37 SELL SCOTTISH REGION 1 £OFFERS 2nd April 2018
14.53 SELL SCOTTISH REGION 1 £OFFERS 2nd April 2018
196.25 SELL SCOTTISH REGION 2 SOLD 2nd April 2018
33 SELL WELSH £OFFERS 30th April 2018


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/lessor is non-VAT registered. Unless otherwise stated all the above entitlements are offered for sale without land and VAT will be due on the price agreed. The entitlements listed above are offered subject to contract.

Please note we also only act on a subject to contract basis, or subject to the submission of paper transfer forms or via an online transfer application, when buying or leasing Entitlements or leasing for Naked Acres for our clients. We do not enter into oral contracts on behalf of any of our clients.

Entitlements and Naked Acres listed may include lots offered by other agents where prices quoted would include an introductory commission payable to Townsend Chartered Surveyors.

From 2015 the usage rule changed and now farmers must now use all their entitlements in a single application at least once every two years, otherwise the unused entitlements will be lost to the National Reserve. From 2015, in England and Wales the minimum claim size increased to five hectares, and to three hectares for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Although (as of 20.2.2018) the RPA in England has announced that BPS entitlement transferees/claimants are no longer subject to an Active Farmer Test for 2018 onwards, the RPA online computer programme still requires that they confirm their Active Farmer status before it will process any transfers/claims. Therefore transferees and claimants should ensure they make the online Active Farmer declaration on their RPA online account to enable entitlements to be transferred to them.

Unless specifically instructed in writing we are unable to provide advice in respect to the Basic Payment Scheme or any other schemes under the Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union, especially how they may affect a particular vendor’s or purchaser’s eligibility for the Basic Payment Scheme.

Any such comments or statements made by Townsend Chartered Surveyors verbally during the process of buying, selling or leasing entitlements, or leasing for naked acres or otherwise cannot be relied upon unless such advice is provided in writing following receipt of written instructions for Townsend Chartered Surveyors to provide such advice. Any such oral comments or statements do not form part of entitlement or naked acre agency contracts.



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