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General policy

(Some businesses would not make suitable tenants)
The farm is not really suitable for businesses with retail operations which attract customers to the farm. Of course there are some exceptions which do not generate many visitors. Too many retail customers coming to the farm would be something I do not want. This would also make the property more difficult to monitor and therefore I believe less secure. While businesses that attract trade visitors are welcome because there tends to be fewer visitors in these cases.
The farm has a superb security record over a good many years and I intend to keep it that way if at all possible.
I also try hard to maintain a helpful friendly relationship with my tenants and quite often down tools straight away to sort any problems they may have.

Maps of the Farm Business Park

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Broadband, Mobile & Telephone

All the buildings have had telephones in them at some point.
We are approximately 3 miles from the Gotham telephone exchange.
Using VoIP over internet or mobile phone for telephone calls would be what I would recommend to eliminate the need for landline rental.

Fast Broadband by a Fixed Wireless service from Nottingham

Image - fixed wireless broadband reciever dish

We now have this fixed wireless broadband service available to the property giving good speeds. This is ideal for businesses and domestic customers with various packages with speeds to suit your needs. More details on the service can be got from
Tel: 0115 8718379.

Mobile Broadband and Mobile phone calls

Speed Results 2023-24
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We are well positioned for receiving mobile phone and data services from the mast on the eastern side of the property that is positioned approximately 0.6 mile away. It can be clearly be seen by line of sight from some of the buildings but not all of them. All of the buildings could receive a good service if the correct antenna is used. The two service providers that I know are offering a good 4G+ and 5G service from this mast are EE and Three. I know other service providers are available but don't know what type of service they offer and is entirely dependent on which building you are in as to which is best.

Mobile broadband with Three for both domestic and business has now become cost effective service giving a good 4G+ and 5G reception. This is what we are using in the farm house for all our broadband needs, getting 112-187Mbps download and average upload speeds of around 100Mbps using a Huawei 5G CPE Pro router. The router is placed at the window of my office which faces the mast. I have also seen the same speeds using mobile phones.

Broadband by land line
The farm has standard landline broadband and no fibre broadband by land line at present. The properties are on the Gotham telephone exchange. The BT speed test checker indicates that a typical landline speed would range between 1Mbps and 3Mbps downloads and upload speeds are likely to be 0.2-0.45Mbs.

Business Rates and Small Business Rate Relief in England

Eligible Businesses with a property with a rateable value of £12,000 and below will receive 100% rate relief. For properties with a rateable value of £12,001 to £15,000, the rate of relief will go down gradually from 100% to 0%.

Business rates are paid to Rushcliffe Borough council. Business rates information and small business rate reliefs can be found at:-

Some Extra Charges by the Landlord

On top of the rent extra charges are made for water, toilet waste disposal of effluent (where these services are used) and buildings insurance. Heat and electricity are usually purchased direct from the tenants supplier. Security deposits are usually charged to ensure keys are returned and buildings are left tidy when the tenant vacates a building.

Tenant References

New tenants will need to provide some kind of references before being able to rent a building, e.g. some or all of the following:- trade, character and sometimes bank references. Sometimes bank statements can be shown instead of bank references. Often recent home utility bills and or driving license need to be shown to show proof of tenants address

Area Conversion Table

1 sqm = 1.196sq yards
1 sq yard  = 9 sqft = 0.8361 sqm
1 sqft = 0.0929 sqm

Approximate distances in miles to:-

Cities: Nottingham - 8, Derby - 15, Leicester - 25.

Counties: Nottinghamshire (Notts, NG11) - 0, Derbyshire (Derbys, DE74) - 3,
Leicestershire (Leics, LE12) - 3.

Roads: A453 - 1/2, A50, A6 and A42 - 3.

Villages/towns/Boroughs: Clifton - 2, Kegworth - 3, Gotham - 3, East Leake - 6, Long Eaton - 10, Castle Donington - 6, Ruddington - 6, Loughborough - 9, West Bridgford - 7.