The Hobbs Parker Blogs

Articles of interest and importance for our clients


The best of Kent and East Sussex

The Best Restaurants in Kent and East Sussex

The Best Restaurants in Kent and East Sussex

The next best thing to eating good food, may be talking about it. Certainly asking ...
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The Drum Inn, Stanford North

The best pubs in and around Ashford and Tenterden

When I was young going to the pub generally meant me and my siblings sitting ...
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Our recommended golf courses in Kent and East Sussex

Our recommended golf courses in Kent and East Sussex

As a golfing destination, Kent and East Sussex has a huge amount going for it ...
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The best beaches in Kent and East Sussex

The best beaches in Kent and East Sussex

We explore the best beaches in Kent and East Sussex -- for your children, dogs ...
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Making the most of your property

Historic Property Auction Particulars -- Mersham 1978

Historic Property Auction Particulars — Mersham 1978

These have been hanging on the wall in our boardroom for as long as I ...
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Listed Buildings Advice

Listed Buildings Advice

The market for period property is booming and the older the house or cottage, the ...
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Investing in a second home

Will your second home also be your pension?

Recent research suggests that the level of income people aspire to retire on each year ...
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Solar Panels

Will solar panels increase the value of my home?

As the weather gets colder and darker, and the heating and lights stay on longer, ...
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Amazing Kitchen Tenterden

Why do kitchens sell houses?

"Home is where the hearth is" a hearth is a brick- or stone-lined fireplace, with or ...
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Valuable advice from our Property Consultants

19 New Development Sites for Ashford

19 New Development Sites for Ashford

The draft local plan was put out to consultation last year. It has been reviewed ...
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Planning to succeed

Planning to succeed

As a result, development can be difficult, especially for housebuilders, as many local communities fail ...
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Could the latest business rates revaluation hit your pocket?

Could the latest business rates revaluation hit your pocket?

Farm buildings and agricultural land will continue to be exempt from business rates as long ...
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Is now the right time to diversify?

Is now the right time to diversify?

As well as developing your business plan and securing the necessary finance, many face the ...
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Favourable exchange rate brings timely relief to farmers

Recent forecasts for net farm income for all farm types for the year to March ...
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Derelict old building in a rural area

Permitted Development Rights for rural buildings

The current legislation offers an excellent opportunity to farmers and landowners to quickly and cost-effectively ...
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What does Brexit mean for the whole planning system?

What does Brexit mean for the whole planning system?

It’s been impossible to get away from the issue of the European Union referendum and ...
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Some of what we have learnt about running our business

The IT tools we use at Hobbs Parker

The IT tools we use at Hobbs Parker

Category Description Links Backup Possibly the most important software you will install. We use Veritas ...
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