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October, 2011

Land banking scams on the increase

Land banking is where an area of land is acquired, by alleged ‘developers’, which is then sub-divided into smaller plots . These are then sold, often under the false pretext that planning consent for development will be granted. Needless to say, prices are grossly inflated above true values. I am pleased to say that we have not had many enquiries for […]

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Farm bridging finance – warning!

We have been receiving a number of enquiries about farm bridging finance. Some of these have come from farmers who are sitting tenants, wanting to buy their farm from a landlord. For example, the Duchy of Lancaster has been selling off a lot of land in 2011. Often there is a huge gain to be […]

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Renewable energy news – some good some bad!

Not surprisingly, we are getting a number of enquiries for finance for renewable energy projects. Whilst we get some enquiries for finance for anaerobic digestion plants (where the investment is higher) most enquiries are for finance for wind turbines or finance for solar panels. A recent  announcement by the Department for Energy and Climate Change […]

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