Know How / Land markets

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

How to choose the right way to sell your farmland

Digital marketing and bureaucracy have changed the way farms are now being sold in the UK. Auctions were once the preferred method and do remain a popular route for selling…

TAX

How to avoid the tax pitfalls of development land

Farmers whose land has been earmarked for development must act immediately to avoid the myriad of tax pitfalls, warns Gary Markham, owner of rural tax specialists Land Family Business. Mr…

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Scottish tenant amnesty - how to take part

An amnesty on tenant improvements was introduced in Scotland on 13 June as part of the Land Reforms Act and will run for three years. Tom Oates, director at youngsRPS, explains…

LAND MARKETS

Affordable rural housing – how can landowners help?

A lack of affordable housing in the countryside risks fraying rural communities and the land-based businesses that rely on them. So how can farmers help alleviate this and is it…

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Archive

LAND MARKETS

How to choose the right way to sell your farmland

Digital marketing and bureaucracy have changed the way farms are now being sold in the UK. Auctions were once the preferred method and do remain a popular route for selling…

LAND MARKETS

Pasture prices continue upward trend

Grassland values in England are continuing to climb in a trend that has lasted for nearly a decade. Analysis from Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database shows the average price paid…

LAND MARKETS

North England farmland prices show confidence in the market

The northern England land market has been less affected by caution than other parts of the UK, with cheap money helping to bolster this and farmers intent on expanding. Farmers…

LAND MARKETS

Land market in NI sparse as producers ride out slump

Land values in Northern Ireland are holding up, despite the province’s livestock-dominated farming industry falling on hard times. Forced sales are not expected however, and agents say banks are choosing…

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Case studies

SUCCESSION PLANNING

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

How to choose the right way to sell your farmland

Digital marketing and bureaucracy have changed the way farms are now being sold in the UK. Auctions were once the preferred method and do remain a popular route for selling…

TAX

Rollover relief - what is it and how does it work?

Buyers with rollover funds are the driving force behind many farmland purchases. With growing numbers of development deals in the pipeline, more landowners are likely to find themselves in this…

LAND MARKETS

The land market in your area: Northern Ireland

Sheltering income from inheritance tax is the principal reason for the flight to farmland which is particularly popular with those who grew up on farms before pursuing other careers.  …

LAND MARKETS

The land market in your area: North-east England

Tight supply has been a significant feature of the north-east farmland market over the past 12 months. The number of publicly marketed acres was down by one-quarter last year compared…

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News

TENANCIES AND RENTS

Crown Estate to bring more than 3,000 acres to open market

The Crown Estate is bringing 3,400 acres of its estate in Somerset to the open market. The South Estate (area for market sale) at Taunton includes nine equipped farms, 11…

LAND MARKETS

Pasture prices continue upward trend

Grassland values in England are continuing to climb in a trend that has lasted for nearly a decade. Analysis from Strutt & Parker’s Farmland Database shows the average price paid…

MARKETS AND TRENDS

Suffolk estate on market for first time in 100 years

More than 1,650 acres of quality Suffolk farmland is being sold for the first time in more than a century as the Sutton Hall Estate near Woodbridge hits the market…

LAND MARKETS

Delayed Scottish farmland market finally grinding into life

Scottish farms are finally entering the market after poor spring weather delayed photographs and marketing plans in the first four months of the year. Publicly marketed acres are down by…

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Opinion

LAND MARKETS

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

SUCCESSION PLANNING

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…

POULTRY

VIDEO: FWi News Review 7 August 2009

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LAND MARKETS

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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