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Advice and tips

BUSINESS

Advice on some of the pitfalls of land transactions

Good preparation is the watchword when selling land, and "buyer beware" is the catchphrase for purchasers. The checklist for sellers is a long one, starting with advice from land agents,…

BUSINESS

How legislation affects rural telecoms mast landlords

Rents for telecommunications masts have been under downward pressure for about five years, with this and other aspects making many rural landlords far less willing to renew leases or offer…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Mineral rights – what farmers need to know

A flurry of innovative mining projects in the UK has placed a new focus on the question of who owns the mineral rights associated with land. In the south-west of…

TAX

Stamp duty and farmland: How it works and what to expect

Stamp duty land tax, charged on property buyers, can amount to a large extra charge on a transaction.      It is vital to understand the stamp duty land tax…

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Case studies

PARTNERSHIPS

Joint land ownership allows Dutch milk producer to extensify

Dairy producer Pieter van der Valk is balancing profitable farming with ecological benefits through an innovative model whereby farmers and private investors jointly own land. When he heard that his…

LAND MARKETS

Why we’re selling the family farm during coronavirus

Jane Clark and her son, Fred, have decided to sell their family farm in Essex during a time of global uncertainty. The coronavirus pandemic has given the family a chance…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

How HS2 compensation battles have hit two family farms hard

The high-speed rail project set to link London, Birmingham, the East Midlands, Leeds and Manchester has proved controversial. The project has cost taxpayers £4.1bn even before construction has started, according…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

How compulsory purchase has ruined a dairy farmer

A Lancashire farmer has been forced to sell his dairy herd during a compulsory purchase battle that has left him out of pocket for four years. Paul Casson farms in…

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Insights

LAND MARKETS

Tree planters still outbidding farmers in Scottish uplands

Forestry interests continue to outcompete livestock producers for land, despite a slowdown in that market in recent months. Agents put average plantable land values in Scotland at about the £4,000/acre…

LAND MARKETS

What's behind the rise in farmland sales in 2024

Agents expect more land to be put on the market this year than last, with high interest rates, a lack of successors and the appalling winter weather all playing a…

BUSINESS

Scottish land reform proposals met with criticism and praise

It is early days in the path of Scotland’s latest land reform plans, which are seen as broadly positive by tenant and community interests but as an invasion of privacy…

LAND MARKETS

Downsizing farmers support market for smallholdings

After a relatively slow period for small farms and smallholdings in some areas of the UK, more properties are coming onto the market and there is greater buyer interest. Farmers…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Higher land supply delivers growth in a wider value range

The volume of farmland on the market is increasing, with the acreage offered for sale up by more than one-third in the first half of 2024 compared to the same…

LAND MARKETS

Great contrast in latest farm property launches

From a 72-acre residential farm with development potential to a Scottish conservation estate covering 3,069 acres, the scale of rural properties looking for new owners this week is wide-ranging. See…

LAND MARKETS

Two Yorkshire holdings and Gloucestershire bare arable land

With a portfolio of diversifications, Low Shipley Farm near Barnard Castle, County Durham, is launching in mid-July. Offering farming, leisure and holiday rental income in a secluded location on the…

LAND MARKETS

Reading University purchases new £16m farm

The University of Reading has agreed a £16m purchase of new farmland as part of its investment into researching food and farming. The 635-acre site at Tanners Farm, Farley, is…

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Video

LAND MARKETS

Large Lincolnshire arable estate selling in lots

One of the largest commercial arable holdings to come to market in Lincolnshire for 20 years is being sold off in several lots to a variety of buyers. Rainthorpe Farms,…

LAND MARKETS

Video: Farming family sells estate after 70 years

Succession planning is commonly defined as the process of passing a farm from one generation to the next. Done properly the outcome should provide clarity over the future of the…

VIDEO: FWi News Review 7 August 2009

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VIDEO & PICTURES: Stunning Leicestershire dairy farm for sale

Property agent Howkins & Harrison is selling a 235-acre Leicestershire state-of-the-art dairy unit that will seriously whet the appetite of all milk producers. The firm's Jeff Paybody says Ridgefield Farm at…

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Webinar

BUSINESS

Landowner-led development series

Landowners may live with the consequences of their development decisions for years to come. "Legacy developments" allow landowners to exert a certain level of control in the design, construction and…

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