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Posted on 18 May 2020

The Agriculture Bill, which is one of the most important pieces of farming legislation in decades, raises some issues that need to be urgently addressed, according to Adam Barrass, Managing Director at County Durham Land Agents and Surveyors, Vickers & Barrass.

Secretary/ PA Position
Posted on 14 May 2020

Vickers & Barrass are currently accepting applications to fill a role as a full time Secretary/ PA to assist our busy team.

The position is full time and will be based across our two main offices in Tow Law and Darlington.

Residential Sales and Lettings
Posted on 04 May 2020
Countryside Stewardship 2020
Posted on 29 April 2020
Basic payment Scheme 2020 - FAQ
Posted on 28 April 2020
Land at Langley Moor, Durham
Posted on 20 April 2020

Approximately 12.00 acres (4.85 hectares) at Langley Moor, Durham available on a grazing and mowing licensing from May through to October for cattle and November for sheep.

For more information please contact Charlotte Newton (07813568228) or

Posted on 17 April 2020

County Durham land agents and chartered surveyors Vickers & Barrass is stepping up the support and expertise available to agricultural businesses across the North of England during the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted on 16 April 2020
  • 17.88 acres (7.23 hectares) at Medomsley available on a grazing and mowing licensing from April through to October for cattle and November for sheep.
  • 6.5 acres (2.63 hectares) at Edmondbyers available on a 364 day grazing license for sheep or horse grazing.
  • 70 acres (28.33 hectares) at Burnopfield available for mowing only.
  • 90 acres (36.42 hectares) at Hamsterley Mill available for mowing only.

Please contact Adam Barrass on 07796306404 for further details.

Posted on 06 April 2020

North East estate agent and chartered surveyors would like to issue clear advice, in order to save lives we must stay at home and limit all journeys to those deemed absolutely necessary, this included viewings, appraisal and many other aspects of our day-to-day business operations.

Posted on 31 March 2020

As coronavirus (COVID-19) affects our daily lives Vickers & Barrass would like to update you on what we are doing as company in these unprecedented times.

Measures are in place to allow us to remotely operate all aspects of our business from home without the need to travel into our offices, we would ask that all our clients also do the same to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

Business Continuity Update
Posted on 23 March 2020

We understand that the evolving COVID-19 situation is presenting challenges to our clients and we want to reassure you that we are in this together and we are here to help you.

We are still very much open for business and working our usual hours. However, going forward we are proposing to do it in a slightly different way. Considering the recent Government advice, and in the interests of keeping our team, clients and indeed all their families safe, we have taken the decision to close our offices to the general public from Monday 23rd March 2020.

Business Continuity at Vickers & Barrass
Posted on 19 March 2020

As the situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to develop daily, at Vickers & Barrass we are doing everything we can to ensure that we keep our team safe while continuing to deliver the high quality, personal service you are used to. Following the latest advice from the UK Government, we have put in place measures to ensure that our business can continue to operate efficiently, should we need to close our offices in the future.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
Posted on 16 March 2020

Vickers & Barrass understand the growing concern relating to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and we are following all Government advice to keep our clients, colleagues and the communities in where we work safe.

Landlords warned over new energy efficiency rules
Posted on 05 March 2020

Landlords are being urged by Crook estate agency Vickers & Barrass to prepare for new energy efficiency rules, which come into effect from April.

The news follows Energy Performance Certificates (EPC) introduced to make buyers and tenants more aware of the energy cost and environmental impact associated with a building.

Property To Let
Posted on 05 March 2020

A block of upland grazing in two enclosures extending approximately 198 acres at Darney Quarry, East Woodburn, Hexham

Available on a farm business tenancy from 25 March 202 for a term of three years

Major Expansion Plans For In-Demand Agency
Posted on 24 February 2020

Vickers & Barrass have announced plans to open purpose-built premises in Darlington's new auction mart.

Tow Law-based Vickers & Barrass will occupy modern office space at the Darlington Farmers Auction Mart’s new multi-million pound site at Humbleton Park.

Merry Christmas
Posted on 11 December 2019

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the team at Vickers & Barrass Chartered Surveyors!

Our Christmas Opening Times

Tow Law Office - Closed from 12 noon on 24th December until 9am on 2nd January.

County Durham Surveyor Qualifies for RICS
Posted on 27 November 2019

A COUNTY DURHAM farmer’s daughter is on the path to new career success after passing tough exams to become a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Charlotte Newton (formerly Burnett), 26, who married her husband Andrew Newton recently to mark a double celebration, achieved her Assessment of Professional Competence (APC) to gain RICS membership.

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