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LAND MARKETS

How farmers can sell small blocks of land for a big return

Owners of small fields delivering limited returns from agriculture could benefit from cashing in on the general public’s growing demand for land. The Covid-19 lockdown experience has changed buyers’ priorities,…

LAND MARKETS

So you want to… Buy a farm?

Buying a farm is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that can bring a host of questions and conundrums. With so much at stake, getting the right farm, at the right price, at…

LAND MARKETS

The land opportunities for farmers in a post-lockdown world

At a time when the public has grown a greater appreciation for the countryside, local food and new activities, farmers should be seeking chances to benefit. The Covid-19 pandemic and…

LAND MARKETS

To lot or not to lot: How to market your farm

Making the decision to split up a farm that has been whole for generations can be difficult, but it could be the best option for building interest, encouraging competition and…

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Case studies

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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…

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…

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Insights

LAND MARKETS

Land market in your area: North-west England

Despite Covid-19 and its widespread effects, land as an asset has remained resilient this year, with values in north-west England steady and demand only growing. Local agents say land sold…

LAND MARKETS

Land market in your area: North-east England

The number of acres on the market in north-east England is down on the year by almost 40%, on a par with the national supply’s picture, which at its worst…

LAND MARKETS

Global farmland market: Scale at fair price tempts UK buyers

UK farmers have long been interested in international land opportunities where they can access new markets and expand their enterprises at a lower price. Spreading the business to a far-flung…

LAND MARKETS

Revealed: The UK’s most expensive farm sales

The appetite for farmland continues despite uncertainties around coronavirus, Brexit and the phasing out of BPS, with the asset historically performing well during challenging economic times. Many sales have taken…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Historic community buyout of part of Buccleuch Estate

A local community group has raised £3.8m to buy 2,020ha (5,000 acres) of land from the Buccleuch Estate to establish a new nature reserve. The deal between The Langholm Initiative…

LAND MARKETS

Autumn farmland market still brimming with opportunities

With properties still coming to the land and farms market this late in the year and buyers still eager to snap up a rural opportunity, it’s clear the selling season…

LAND MARKETS

New buyers attracted to farms market keep land sales buoyant

Private sales have become an increasingly significant part of the land and property market this year in an unexpected outcome of the Covid-19 pandemic. Other vendors are holding on to…

LAND MARKETS

8 Staffordshire County Council farms up for sale

Eight farms covering 800 acres have been put on the open market in the latest phase of Staffordshire County Council’s plans to sell off parts of its estate. Almost all…

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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…

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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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