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PLANNING PERMISSION

How to diversify agricultural land: building to rent or sell

Many farmers are looking to expand their business and generate new revenues through diversification, amid relentless pressure on yields coupled with uncertainty over the future. Carefully planned residential and commercial…

LAND MARKETS

Lessons learned from large Lincolnshire family farm sale

Selling the family farm is something most people will never experience, but when the decision is made, both preparation and determination are required to follow through. Some units transcend the…

LAND MARKETS

Top 6 issues that hold up farm sales and how to avoid them

Buying or selling a farm can seem like an insurmountable task, full of legal challenges, paperwork problems and stressful decisions. Agents say months can be wasted while questions and answers…

LAND MARKETS

Farm sale 'overage' payments: What farmers need to know

Overage negotiations have become a routine feature of many farm sales. Michael Fiddes, head of estates and farm agency at Strutt & Parker, explains why and outlines the main pros…

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Case studies

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

Secret sales see land hit higher prices

More farms are changing hands off the open market and achieving a premium for the convenience, in a growing trend that benefits both buyers and sellers. Units near landowning neighbours…

LAND MARKETS

12 things that affect how much farmland is worth

New factors are increasingly affecting the price tag of land, alongside the traditional influences. Matthew Berryman of land agent and farm business consultant CLM provides an at-a-glance guide.   1. Enterprises…

LAND MARKETS

Demand high for arable units, but farmers wary of selling

Supply of arable land remains tight across the UK with farmers holding onto their assets amid the uncertainty of Brexit and the future of subsidies, agents have said. Buyers are…

PLANNING PERMISSION

How Class Q development rights are working in practice

There has been a mixed reception to permitted development rights (PDRs) allowing the change of use of agricultural buildings to residential units, writes Stephanie Baker, senior planning officer at Hart…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Unique Lincs farm company sale includes tenancy ‘forever’

Arable farming company F Strawson is up for sale and includes an unusual long-term tenancy for a 571-acre farm in Lincolnshire. An Agricultural Holdings Act (AHA) 1986 tenancy for Manor…

LAND MARKETS

More farmland for sale in next 5 years but fewer buyers

A rise in the amount of farmland for sale in England is being forecast as more landowners look to sell up ahead of direct subsidy payments being phased out during…

LAND MARKETS

Land ownership revelations prompt Labour calls for new tax

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for “radical change” after a new book suggested half of England is owned by less than 1% of its population. Some 25,000 landowners –…

LAND MARKETS

Dry weather concerns prompt more livestock keep inquiries

Inquiries for grass keep are increasing as stock producers’ dry weather concerns grow. The area offered for keep so far has been similar to last year in many regions. Prices…

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Opinion

BUSINESS

Opinion: Why Dieter Helm is wrong on land prices after Brexit

What drives the farmland market – and what this ultimately means for the future of farming post Brexit – is more complicated than many realise. The farmland market is a…

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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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