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The rural property professionals

Property Sales & Lettings

Hexham and Northern Rural (HNR) specialise in the sale and letting of rural properties throughout the county, from Weardale to Glendale and the Borders. All types of property are handled, from barns requiring restoration to land, cottages, country homes and commercial farms. In addition to serving the rural community, HNR also handle properties in Hexham and the surrounding towns and villages.

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Valuations & Surveys

Hexham and Northern Rural (HNR) are able to undertake valuations for all purposes including Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Insurance Valuations. The presence of fully qualified Chartered Surveyors within the company also allows for the preparation of Red Book valuations for security purposes and Expert Witness Reports for dispute resolution.

HNR can also carry out independent mortgage valuations, Home Buyers Surveys and free confidential marketing appraisals for all types and sizes of property.

Landlord & Tenant

Staff at Hexham and Northern Rural (HNR) specialise in the preparation of Farm Business Tenancies, Contract Farming Agreements, Profit of Pasturage (Grazing), and Farm Business Appraisals as well as providing advice on matters relating to Agricultural Holding Act Tenancies.

Catering for the residential market HNR are able to prepare and manage Assured Short-Hold Tenancies and advise on issues relating to Rent Act Tenancies.

Basic Payment Scheme

Hexham and Northern Rural (HNR) provide farmers and land owners with advice on all matters relating to the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) including cross compliance, land and mapping and other Rural Payments Agency issues as well as being happy to complete BPS applications and help with record keeping requirements. Please contact us to discuss to discuss your requirements.

Countryside Stewardship & Rural Grants

Following the announcement of the new Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and the subsequent changes to schemes available, it is important for farmers and landowners to know exactly what funding is available to their business to maximise incomes. Please contact us to discuss the Countryside Stewardship, Countryside Productivity Grants, Catchment Sensitive Farming, Rural Growth Programme and LEADER.
We also provide advice on existing Environmental Schemes, such as negotiating changes to agreements, prescription management and submitting annual and capital works claims. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Compulsory Purchase & Compensation

If your farm (owner-occupied or tenanted) is likely to be effected by a road widening, pipeline, electric poles or pylons Hexham and Northern Rural (HNR) will be able to look after your interests to ensure you suffer the least inconvenience and are suitably compensated as well as ensuring your land is left in the best possible condition following the completion of works. HNR can also help you negotiate the best positioning and rent for a Telecommunications site, should you be approached by a network provider.
In all of these circumstances HNR fees are met by the Utility or Telecom Company. This is therefore
a professional service with no cost to the farmer or landowner.

Country Planning

Wondering whether your field that backs onto the village or out-lying traditional farm building has potential for development? Contact HNR to arrange for one of our surveyors to inspect your property and assess the best way to pursue the matter with planners.

Farm Dispersal Sales

In addition to the sale of rural properties Hexham and Northern Rural (HNR) are able to provide the complete package by conducting the on farm dispersal sale of both live and deadstock.

Please contact us to confidentially discuss our competitive commission rates should you be considering a farm sale.