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Whether you are buying or selling farmland, find out what land prices are doing in your area of the country. Find information for landowners, tenants, letting farmland, the best way to market your property and how to get the best price for your sale.

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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…

TAX

How tax relief can reduce the cost of buying a farm

Farm buyers often do not realise that they could claim tax relief on parts of their purchase. In many instances, relief is available on the value of plant, machinery and…

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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

The land market where you live: north-west England

Thin supply and few completed sales at the larger end of the market are the two discernible trends from the land market in north-west England in 2018 so far. The…

LAND MARKETS

The land market where you live: Wales

Welsh farmland supply increased by 25% to the end of September, but data also shows a softening of values across the board. Savills says more than 10,000 acres have been…

LAND MARKETS

Arable land market: price polarisation and supply surges

The number of arable acres marketed across England and Scotland leapt in the third quarter of 2018, taking supply to its highest point for more than five years. Strutt &…

LAND MARKETS

How Scotland’s land reform is affecting sales and tenants

When Scotland’s Land Reform Act received royal assent in April 2016, implementation was always going to be a job for the tortoise, not the hare. The ambitious policy set out…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Farmland marketed in England hits 10-year high

Supplies of farmland marketed in England has hit the highest level in 10 years after an exceptional amount came forward in the past three months. According to Strutt & Parker’s…

LAND MARKETS

Unique historic estate to hit market in Nottinghamshire

Great Britain’s last medieval farming estate is set to hit the open market with a guide price of £7m. The Crown Estate has moved forward with its plan to market…

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

Farmland market sees lower demand and lower prices - Rics

Demand for farmland fell in the first half of 2018 and the outlook is for a further fall in prices, according to the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Rics) Rural…

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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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