Merry Christmas

Welcome to the first issue of our Newsletter, we are delighted to wish you a very merry Christmas. In this issue, please indulge us as we cast a look back over the events of 2018. 

Looking ahead in 2019, we will drop you a line each quarter about Finn's news and views of the East Kent property world. Each issue will focus on our commercial, sales and lettings teams. We look forward to keeping you on board for photos and insights that are relevant to you and your business.

Christmas Lunch at Duke William, Ickham. It's a rare event for so many of the Finn's team to get together in one place. Merry Christmas from all of us!

74th East Kent Ploughing Match

What better opportunity than the inaugural issue of the Finn's Newsletter to share some of the sunshine from the 74th East Kent Plough Match hosted by E I Overy & Sons at Malmains Farm, Waldershare on 28 September 2018.

Thank you to everyone who visited us on the day and all our team for keeping the refreshments flowing.

The MoonWalk

Our Sales Manager for Sandwich, Sarah Yates and Judy Rawlings, PA in our Commercial team, were joined by Joy Chesterton of Unitrade Plumbing & Heating Engineers to take part in night time walk through London to raise money for vital breast cancer causes. (Unitrade carry out a range of gas check and plumbing installation work for our Lettings deparment.)

The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Our amazing bakers raised £655.95 for McMillan's Cancer Support. Thank you to everyone - big and small - who joined us in our Sandwich office for excellent cake and a brew.

About our Newsletter

Finn's Newsletter is a quarterly email  to clients and contacts active in the East Kent property market. You are welcome to forward our email on to interested colleagues and you may unsubscribe at any time (see links in the footer): 

Winter >> Finn's Review of the Year
Spring >> Featuring Sales
Summer >> Featuring Lettings
Autumn >> Featuring Agricultural & Commercial

Jane Scott & Tom Brett join Finn's

Jane Scott joined our team this autumn as Planning Consultant. She may be a familiar face to many of you as she's been advising on planning issues in Kent for a number of years. 

As a member of the Finn's commercial team, Jane is advising on all areas of planning work including residential developments, commercial developments, conversions, removal of conditions, Certificates of Lawful Use, changes of use of land and buildings, site submissions and representations through to allocations, planning appeals and general planning advice. 
Another Autumn starter, Tom Brett, joined us as a Graduate Surveyor in our Commercial team. Tom is fresh from Harper Adams University where he completed his degree in Agri-Business.

Tom is working with Mark, Julian and Jane on the full range of commercial work from development applications, changes of use of land and buildings, sales, valuations and lots more. We look forward to introducing him to clients over the coming months.

Planning Consent : Selson Farm, Eastry

Potwash Planning: This summer Mark Chandler secured planning permission for a change of use and new structures including an ablutions block of toilets, showers and dishwashing facilities at Selson Farm's campsite, Fallow Fields.

The new structure will replace the surprisingly resilient 'potwash' made in 2014 from a few pallets and plenty of ingenuity. We will be featuring Selson Farm's campsite business in an Instagram case study in 2019. Please follow Finn's on Instagram for insights into this innovative business.

National Grid : Richborough Connection

National Grid has completed construction of its new overhead electricity line: the Richborough Connection runs from Richborough to Canterbury. Over the past few weeks, contractors have been building pylons as quickly as one a day to meet project deadlines.

Reinstatement work has begun and tree-planting is scheduled for the first quarter of 2019. Meanwhile, testing of the new line will continue for a further 6-12 months and the pre-existing 132kV line is unlikely to be removed until 2020. 

Development : St Nicholas At Wade

Following the successful completion of the sale of two greenfield sites on Manor Road, St Nicholas At Wade, planning consent for a total of 69 dwellings. We look forward to seeing work commence on these developments shortly.

We see a particularly strong opportunity to promote smaller edge of village sites as well as sites for care homes and assisted living. To discuss the sale, purchase and planning of residential development schemes in East Kent, please call Mark ChandlerJane Scott, Nick Rooke or Jim Pace in our Commercial Property team on 01304 612147, 01227 454111 or 01843 848230.  

Farm Productivity Grants

This round of grants may be the last opportunity to benefit from European grants. We have secured a 40% worth £191,000 for a new liquid fertiliser spreader for a farmer in Thanet. You will soon see this beast on the road and in the fields. 

For more details about the Countryside Productivity Schemes, please visit the GOV.UK website. To discuss your grant application, please contact Jim Pace on 01843 848230.  


The East Kent property market continues to prove itself resilient to national pressures and our teams in Canterbury and Sandwich are securing strong interest in rural and town properties. Contact us today.
Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury
Locations and guide prices, clockwise from top right: 
Cop Street Road, Ash OIEO £450,000 | The Street Stourmouth £625,000 | Stodmarsh Road, Canterbury £795,000


We are delighted to announce that Finn's has won the British Property Lettings Award for Canterbury. Our team performed outstandingly throughout the extensive judging period, which focused on customer service levels.

For more details about our Lettings service and to discuss your own property management requirements, please contact our Lettings teams in Canterbury on 01227 452111 or Sandwich on 01304 614471.

Energy Efficiency

Almost all tenanted properties require an EPC rating of E or above. If you have any questions about how this requirement applies to your rental properties, please contact our Lettings teams in Canterbury or Sandwich.
Locations and guide prices, clockwise from top right:
Dennehill, Womenswold, Monthly Rental Of £1,000 | Woodchurch Road, Woodchurch, Monthly Rental of £5,250 | South Road, Kingsdown, Deal Monthly Rental Of £850
82 Castle Street
Kent, CT1 2QD
Sales: 01227 454111 
Lettings: 01227 452111  
1-3 King Street
Kent, CT13 9BY
Sales: 01304 612147 
Lettings: 01304 614471 
The Brick Barn
Court Road
St Nicholas At Wade
Kent, CT7 0PT
Tel: 01843 848230 
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