Commoner’s Corner, New Forest rights – does your property benefit?
The New Forest was designated a national park in 2005 and is one of the most visited National Parks in the UK.
The thin red line
Whilst physical boundary features – for example a hedge or fence – can easily define a boundary that separates your land from your neighbour’s, clients are often surprised to discover that a Land Registry Filed Plan of their land does not mean that the thin red line on the plan represents the exact boundary of that land.
Exploring rural property issues and developments in the New Forest, Kerryâ€™s Commonerâ€™s Corner, is a new feature for rural news.
Bank security: The benefits of landowners, banks and solicitors working together
We all know farmers don’t like selling land to release capital. Re-financing is often the better option to raise cash to invest in your farming business. Whether it is to buy more land or convert redundant buildings, allowing a bank to take a charge over your assets is an obvious choice to release funds.
Septic tanks a dirty word
When you are marvelling in the peace and tranquillity of having bought a home in the countryside, you are unlikely to find yourself in your new garden, enjoying the spring blossoms whilst considering the subject of sewage. Although a dirty word, come 2020, â€˜sewage’ will be at the forefront of the minds of most sellers and buyers of rural property. This is because, in 2020, all properties previously served by a septic tank that discharge into a river or stream will instead be required by law to install a sewage treatment plant at the cost of thousands of pounds.