Established over 100 years ago, Edwin Thompson LLP is a multi-discipline firm of Chartered Surveyors operating throughout the UK from offices in Carlisle, Keswick and Windermere in Cumbria, Berwick upon Tweed and Newcastle in the North East and Galashiels in the Scottish Borders.
We offer expert advice on property related matters with the aim of providing a professional service designed to meet targets and add value.
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In Scotland, the various charges tenants have to pay landlords and/or letting agents has been a rather grey area. Recent legislation from the Scottish Parliament has now made it all much clearer.
Cumbria Woodlands is striving to re-integrate the area's woodlands with the rural economy by stimulating active management that will produce timber, generate jobs and enhance conservation, landscape and recreation value.They offer a free advisory service available through Edwin Thompson.
Earlier on this month the government relaxed planning rules to make it easier for households and offices to install solid wall insulation, ahead of today’s Green Deal energy efficiency scheme,
A farm is not only a business it may also be your home, therefore a carefully planned strategy ensuring the correct preparation is carried out to maximise the chances of achieving the best possible price.
As of 1 May 2013 it is anticipated that landlords operating in the private residential sector in Scotland will have to provide their tenants with an information pack about the property. The Scottish Government is expected to have secondary legislation in place shortly to bring this into effect.
Last October the government announced that the 2015 revaluation of business rates will be postponed until 2017. On the face of it, this initiative seems sensible, however, many property professionals don’t take this same view and have actually criticised the move.
From 1st April 2013 Council Tax exemption for vacant properties, including those undergoing renovation, will cease. Instead, each Council has set a discounted rate according to their individual budget requirements and feasibility studies.
Social Housing Tenants claiming housing benefit on “under occupied” properties could find themselves penalised with as much as a 25% reduction in their housing benefit from April 2013. The so called “bedroom tax” could mean that those with spare bedrooms may no longer be able to afford to live in Social Housing and could paradoxically have to look to the Private Rental Sector (PRS) for a more affordable home.
From April 2013 Real Time Information (RTI) is being introduced, requiring employers to make online submissions of data to HMRC every time employees are paid. Although the Payroll Year End procedure will ultimately be simpler, e.g. P14 and P35 forms will no longer be required; the work involved in processing Payroll throughout the year will increase.
The Cumbrian Forestry Festival will take place at Hutton-in-the-Forest Estate, Penrith on Sunday 21st July and will feature, as a main attraction, the annual UK Logging Competition. Come and join us!
Forestry Commission Scotland has announced that special financial support will be available to help meet the costs of the removal and destruction of infected, recently planted ash trees in the ‘sheltered' and ‘buffer' areas identified in the Chalara Action Plan for Scotland.
There are considerable opportunities for farmers to overcome the challenges and slump in farm incomes with the growth of renewables, yet few are taking this seriously, allowing international developers to reap the benefits.
Dave Atkinson chaired and helped organise a recent meeting of the Northern England Regional ICF group which was kindly hosted at Myerscough College near Garstang. The meet helps keep members in touch and also provide a useful forum for industry updates as well as a more thematic range of speakers and demonstrations. This meeting was themed around tree safety, individual tree care and the work of professional arboriculturalists.
The results of the latest RICS Residential Market Survey demonstrate in the clearest possible terms that the government’s announcement regarding the new Help to Buy (HTB) initiative in the Budget has had an immediate impact on sentiment. All the key indicators show some improvement in April compared with March with the notable exception of the sales to stock ratio which was broadly unchanged.
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