News & Events

The Perils and Pitfalls of Land Sales

19th September 2019
Land Agency

What are the reasons why buyers often don’t proceed with purchases of land? When it comes to farmers and landowners selling land, what are the circumstances which would put off buyers or make a seller unable to sell?  Here, Tracey Jackson, Associate and Chartered Surveyor at H&H Land & Estates […]

Losing the Ashes

13th September 2019

Dieback threat to UK tree stock looks likely to wipe out a third of all trees. Environment and Woodland Advisor Mike Dyke of H&H Land & Estates looks into the history of this deadly disease which will transform Britain’s countryside, and what can be done to fight back. Open-grown in […]

New brand image and vision for one of the North’s Largest Rural Land Agencies

30th August 2019
Environmental Services

This week sees the announcement of the rebrand of H&H Land and Property to H&H Land & Estates which incorporates three of the foremost rural land and property agencies in Cumbria – Michael CL Hodgson, H&H King and recently acquired Smeatons.

Placement Makes Perfect – How a Placement Year Gave Louise’s Degree the Edge

19th July 2019
Farm Business Advice

Louise Stones has spent the last twelve months as an Assistant Surveyor at our Durham office. This has been part of her placement year at Harper Adams University where Louise is working towards a degree in Rural Enterprise and Land Management. As Louise comes to the end of her placement, […]

Mark Barrow Promoted to Head of Land Agency (South Lakes)

17th July 2019
Environmental Services

  As part of our ongoing growth, we are proud to announce the promotion of Associate and Chartered Surveyor, Mark Barrow, to the role of Head of Land Agency for the South Lakes. In this newly created role, Mark will be based in the company’s Kendal office to support its […]

Small Grant Scheme Round 2 Now Open

10th July 2019

  H&H Land & Property welcomes the introduction of round 2 of the countryside productivity small grant scheme from DEFRA. The scheme promises to provide support for farmers in need of new equipment. The scheme is open to all farmers, including livestock, dairy, arable and horticultural sectors, and will provide […]

Support at Last for Farmers

28th June 2019

  As Payments are Announced by Defra, Now is the Time to Check the Finer Details.   Good news has arrived from Defra to farmers who are still waiting to receive their Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship Payments from Defra. Last week, Defra confirmed to farmers by email that payments […]

H&H Land and Property acquires Smeatons Estate Agency

27th June 2019

  H&H Land and Property are pleased to announce the acquisition of Smeatons, expanding our geographical coverage into the Northern Lake District   Carlisle-based H&H Group PLC, the parent company of H&H Land and Property, has formally confirmed the acquisition and integration of Smeatons Estate Agency and Lettings Agency, along […]

Bigger Is Not Always Better and British is Often Best

20th June 2019

  Associate Director & Chartered Surveyor, Thomas Armstrong, shares his advice for farm businesses: As I travel around farms undertaking site visits for a range of purposes from landlord and tenant advice, valuations and third-party access over land, many ask questions regarding the possible improvements which they should be making […]

A66 Dualling – Public Consultation Opens

22nd May 2019

  The Non-statutory Consultation on the Dualling of the A66 provides a two-month window for those wanting to air their views and provide feedback.  The new proposals to dual the last 18 miles of the A66 have now been published by Highways England. Non-statutory Public Consultation opened this week and […]