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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…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

Compulsory purchase of farmland: Compensation explained

Farmers across the UK are being plagued by authorities taking ownership of their land under hard-to-contest compulsory purchase orders. Despite being forced to sell land, give up businesses and temporarily…

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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

Increased competition for UK farmland driven by wine sector

An expanding viticulture sector is driving competition for UK farmland capable of growing grapes. Long-term tenancies and outright purchases are being coveted by the country’s biggest wine growers as the…

LAND MARKETS

Freeing up land market crucial for farming sector progress

Freeing up the land market and making sure holdings are available to the right people is crucial for improving the sector’s productivity, according to Jeremy Moody, secretary and adviser at…

LAND MARKETS

Farmland sale and leaseback deals an option for retirement

Farmers thinking about their retirement plans could consider a sale and leaseback agreement to let them continue working the land with financial backing. Agents say non-farming investors are particularly interested…

LAND MARKETS

Farmland market sees supply slump ahead of Brexit

The 2019 farmland market has seen a busy start in some regions, but there is evidence of sellers playing a waiting game while political uncertainty remains. Many agents predicted a…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Land sale public interest test proposed in Scotland

A public interest test could be introduced ahead of land sales in Scotland as part of plans to tackle the “monopoly” of ownership and its effect on communities. The Scottish…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Five-year FBT on 400-acre farm up for tender in Cambs

A 400-acre farm has been added to Cambridgeshire County Council’s portfolio of tender opportunities this year. In January the authority announced that five county farms of between 92 and 379…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Two 15-year FBTs with organic focus on offer in Devon

Two farms in north Devon totalling 669 acres on one estate are up for tender under 15-year farm business tenancies (FBTs). Raddy Farm and Westleigh House Farm are part of…

LAND MARKETS

More than 20% of Staffordshire county farms estate for sale

More than 20% of Staffordshire County Council’s farms estate, comprising 688ha and 16 let farm holdings, is set to be sold off. All the council's farm tenants were notified of…

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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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