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Beyond that place there be dragons

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Chapter 1 – From the Beginning

I always knew dad didn’t really want me to be a farmer. 

64 years ago I came into this world, born at home in our little farmhouse on Swineham Moor near the tiny, and extremely rural, village of Knowstone in deepest Devon. 

It was a cold, February morning, there was a thick covering of snow on the ground and soon after my arrival mum had a good, but doubtless unwanted, view out the window of dad emptying out the vivid, crimson contents of a white enamel bucket in the adjoining field. Things may have changed nowadays but farmers back then were indelicate sorts. 

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VALUATION SOLUTIONS TO GROUND RENT PROBLEMS

There is no getting around the fact that leasehold ‘ownership’ is something of a misnomer.  If your property is leasehold then the sad truth is that you don’t actually ‘own’ it in the sense that we understand ownership to be.  What you have is a contract that gives you extensive rights of occupancy, subject of course to a myriad of terms and conditions, and crucially only for a finite period of time.  At some point in the future your flat

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