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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.

Advice and tips

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: West Midlands

Some big prices were paid in the West Midlands in 2018, with one sale of arable land fetching £15,000/acre. Data from Strutt & Parker emphasises regional agents’ views that there…

LAND MARKETS

The land market where you live: North-east England

On paper, north-east England enjoyed an increase in supply in 2018 compared with the previous 12 months. However, in reality a small number of large units are behind the data…

LAND MARKETS

Biggest, best and most unusual farm sales of 2018

There have been a number of outstanding features of the 2018 farmland market across the UK. Stock has flowed to the market, bolstered by some huge launches, including the 30,000-acre…

LAND MARKETS

The land market where you live: East of England

Plenty of choice and some strong prices have been recorded in the east of England in 2018. There was a big jump in year-on-year supply in the region ­– nearly…

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News

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Five farm tenancies open for tender in Cambridgeshire

Five county farms in Cambridgeshire of between 92 and 379 acres are up for letting from October. More than 995 acres of the council’s 33,000-acre estate are up for grabs…

BUSINESS

Dismay as MoD takes control of common land

Graziers have voiced dismay after the Ministry of Defence took control of more than 3,000ha of common land in Cumbria. Cumbria County Council approved the deregistration of 3,230ha of common…

BUSINESS

Relief as government rows back on land development tax

The government has rejected plans for a radical shake-up of planning rules to enable central and local governments to claim a greater share of the rise in value when land…

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…

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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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