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People and property are what matter to us, right across the country and across the property world. Whatever your circumstances we offer the services you need and the dedicated teams you want, acting for individuals, companies and major institutions.

We are not newcomers; our heritage means a great deal to us but it’s the future that counts. That’s why we are one of the strongest names in the property business, doing what is best for our clients and making sure the vast range of advice we offer enhances their future prosperity.


Energy & Marine services

Carter Jonas has established a sound reputation for expertise in the energy and marine sectors.

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Infrastructures

 

Infrastructure projects are necessarily wide-ranging, with future needs a vital consideration - just like Carter Jonas' advice and professional services.

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Market Appraisal

 

Find out how much your property is worth. Our highly trained staff can provide a free market appraisal of your property to find out how much you could achieve.

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Carter Jonas awarded place on CCS's Framework Agreement

Carter Jonas has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service's (CCS) Framework Agreement RM928 for Estates Professional Services for the supply of property consultancy services.

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Public Sector Services

Carter Jonas has an established Public Sector Group providing a diverse range of core and specialist property services to clients within central and local government, health, education, the emergency services and transport and energy sectors.

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Carter Jonas has offices throughout the UK, including nine in central London.

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Rural View - Summer 2014

Rural View - Summer 2014

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Central London Office Market Update

Central London Office Market Update - Guide to rents and rent free periods

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From our blog

James StephenJames Stephen
Partner, Rural
Milk prices are dropping
Despite the beautiful weather, there are clouds overhead as far as many farmers are concerned. Milk purchasers are dropping their milk price, the value of arable crops continue to fall and beef prices, although they appear to have stabilised, are still around 20% down on the price achieved a year ago.

Milk prices appear to be falling because of increased production here in the UK and falling dairy commodity prices across the world. Dairy farmers have certainly seen reasonably good returns in the last 18 months or so but the tide appears to have turned; for instance Dairy Crest has announced a 1.1p per litre reduction on their standard price from 1st September while Arla has announced a 0.94p per litre drop from August.

Arable farmers appear to be facing even tougher times as grain markets continue to fall. There are a number of factors affecting such prices which include a general expectation of heavy crops this harvest and strong sterling which is making British exports less competitive. There is talk of lower yields in the US where some crops have been hit by drought which may reverse the fall in prices but to counter that the Russian grain harvest is forecast to increase. But, at present it appears to be the supply side of the market which is outstripping demand, hence prices are depressed.

As far as the beef sector is concerned, significant losses have already been made by some beef fattening units which bought expensive “store” cattle a year or so ago and now those cattle are ready for slaughter, the finished beef price has fallen to such a level that farmers are unable to recoup the cost of feeding the animals over the last year.

However, there is cautious optimism that the price of beef has at least levelled out and there are the odd signs that prices may start to gently improve but this is not a moment too soon for most beef farmers, who like arable farmers in particular, will find 2014 a very testing year.

Whether we are entering an era of lower commodity prices is not clear; we hear many people talking about the need to feed more mouths across the world and how this should provide a secure future for farmers, but this has not been borne out by the experience of many farmers over the last year or so. What seems clear to me is that farmers must become used to large fluctuations in world commodity markets and as a consequence they will need to make good use of their profits in the good years in order to survive the lean ones.


James Stephen MRICS FAAV
Partner
Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor, Wells

T: 01749 683381
E: james.stephen@carterjonas.co.uk
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