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The challenges of owning a thatched property

Kerry Dovey

03.10.2023

When considering buying a new property prospective owners dream of a simple transaction. Thatched properties can now seem to be…

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Can carbon farming provide a stable source of income?

Kerry Dovey

26.09.2023

Increasing understanding of carbon credits and their role is vital to the importance of addressing the global climate crisis. This…

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What are the legal considerations when buying or selling a house with a wood burner?

Kerry Dovey

16.03.2023

Given the rise in electricity and gas prices, there has been a recent drive in the installation of wood burners…

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Boundary agreement vs determined boundary – what’s the difference?

Kerry Dovey

04.04.2022

Clients often ask why an on the ground boundary differs to the red line on their land registry filed plan.…

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How new agri-environment schemes will be applied in the New Forest

Kerry Dovey

06.10.2021

Following a consultation, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has changed the way New Forest Commoners are allocated subsidies for forest…

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Moving to the National Park- From the old life to the New Forest?

Kerry Dovey

17.11.2020

As I write this from my home office in the New Forest, I’m looking out on a picture-perfect postcard of…

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Don’t forget the new 30-day window to report disposals for CGT payment

Kerry Dovey

15.05.2020

If you are in the process of considering disposing of residential property on or after 6 April 2020 new rules…

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The New Forest National Park has adopted a new ‘Local Plan’

Kerry Dovey

22.10.2019

The New Forest National Park has adopted a new ‘Local Plan’ containing stronger policies to help safeguard the Forest’s landscape…

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Commoner’s corner #Grazingisgood

Kerry Dovey

20.03.2019

The New Forest National Park and Commoner’s Defence Association have launched the #grazingisgood campaign, which recognises the benefit commoning brings…

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Commoner’s Corner, New Forest rights – does your property benefit?

Kerry Dovey

16.08.2018

The New Forest was designated a national park in 2005 and is one of the most visited National Parks in…

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Commoner’s corner

Kerry Dovey

04.04.2018

Exploring rural property issues and developments in the New Forest, Kerry’s Commoner’s Corner, is a new feature for rural news.…

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Bank security: The benefits of landowners, banks and solicitors working together

Kerry Dovey

15.12.2017

We all know farmers don’t like selling land to release capital. Re-financing is often the better option to raise cash…

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