Long-standing tenants asked to move out as Bathurst Estate puts 20 homes on the market

Bathurst Estate puts 20 homes on the market

Bathurst Estate puts 20 homes on the market

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THE Bathurst Estate has put around 20 of its properties on the market, including some with long-standing tenants in, after realising it was not affordable to keep them on.

Several Bathurst tenants based in Cirencester and surrounding villages have been told they have two months to move out of their homes.

Bathurst resident agent Edward Allsop said the majority of tenants asked to move out have managed to find suitable accommodation somewhere else in the given time period.

“We have had to serve some notices but we have no problem at all with any residents,” said Mr Allsop. “If there was a problem with them finding somewhere else then we help sort things out but they have been very pro-active.”

The Bathurst Estate owns and lets around 175 houses on top of the cottages and agricultural buildings it also owns.

After completing the purchase of Kemble Farms last year, which had around 40 properties in total, the Estate agents have now come to realise that several properties needed to be let go, in order to keep finances on track.

Mr Allsop added: “The Estate has not sold residential properties in the past but it has not had these types of circumstances in the past.”

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6:04pm Thu 31 Jul 14

Geoff66 says...

Mmm perhaps Lord Bathurst isn't that confident that he will be selling off his Chesterton farm site for 2,500 new homes, for what's reported to benefit him to the tune of £100 million.

Surely two months notice to get out of these properties is a bit steep.... we aren't living in the Dark ages any longer....are we????
Mmm perhaps Lord Bathurst isn't that confident that he will be selling off his Chesterton farm site for 2,500 new homes, for what's reported to benefit him to the tune of £100 million. Surely two months notice to get out of these properties is a bit steep.... we aren't living in the Dark ages any longer....are we???? Geoff66
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8:02am Fri 1 Aug 14

Cotswold Lad says...

The Bathurst article shows a lack of investigation by The Standard journalist as the true figure may well turn out to be closer to 40-50 tenants being forced to move out. There is no 'option to buy' where you have lived for 20 years, while other tenants have been told " you're safe, for now".
Perhaps they should consider selling just a few of their Cecily Hill mansions, rather than evict so many ordinary tenants? Or is that not how the gentry think?
The Bathurst article shows a lack of investigation by The Standard journalist as the true figure may well turn out to be closer to 40-50 tenants being forced to move out. There is no 'option to buy' where you have lived for 20 years, while other tenants have been told " you're safe, for now". Perhaps they should consider selling just a few of their Cecily Hill mansions, rather than evict so many ordinary tenants? Or is that not how the gentry think? Cotswold Lad
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8:08pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Col Mustard says...

This article reads like something from the Gloucester Citizen of 1897 !

Have really changed anything with 1% of the population owning 70% of the land ? Either successive Labour Governments have down a bad job or Conservative ones a good job depending on your view of an equal Britain.

Just 103 people in Scotland own 30% of the land .


It really is time for a very big change........
This article reads like something from the Gloucester Citizen of 1897 ! Have really changed anything with 1% of the population owning 70% of the land ? Either successive Labour Governments have down a bad job or Conservative ones a good job depending on your view of an equal Britain. Just 103 people in Scotland own 30% of the land . It really is time for a very big change........ Col Mustard
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