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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

Why preparation is key for a fast farm sale

Selling a farm may be one of the most stressful experiences a farming family will ever go through, but there are ways to smooth the process. Agents say poor planning…

LAND MARKETS

Should you consider buying farmland overseas?

UK buyers of international farmland are few in number but the benefits associated with owning an asset overseas could benefit farmers looking to spread their risk for the future. Slim…

BUSINESS

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…

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Archive

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 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…

Localised land values paint unpredictable Yorkshire picture

Land values this year in Yorkshire and the Humber are likely to remain difficult to predict, with agents divided over whether supply will be up or down on 2015. As…

Farmers in South East face stiff competition when buying land

Farmers in the south east of England are increasingly having to compete with wealthy individuals for farmland. These include investors and Londoners looking for a country pad, as well as…

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Case studies

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

Top 5 most unusual UK farm sales

Buyers of UK land are used to having a house and buildings included on the sales particulars. A hotel or beach, however, is less common – but it does happen.…

LAND MARKETS

The perks and pitfalls of marketing your farm privately

A rise in the number of farms sold off-market has been a sustained trend for many years. Strutt & Parker reports 20-25% of sales are now conducted off-market, while Carter…

LAND MARKETS

Summer land launches feed much-needed supply in Scotland

Plenty of farmland in Scotland has hit the market after a slow first half of the year. Wet weather in the spring put paid to plans for several launches of…

LAND MARKETS

5 things we know about the 2018 farmland market

The key features of the 2018 farmland market have been highlighted as national agents release their half-year figures. Headline data concludes UK supply is on a par with 2017, but…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Dyson splashes another £37m on land

Britain's biggest farmer, Sir James Dyson, has poured tens of millions of pounds into further farmland acquisitions this year. Details revealed in accounts filed for Beeswax Dyson Farming, the company…

LAND MARKETS

Choice of smaller farms after last of 2018 big launches

Small farms and bare blocks of land continue to trickle onto the autumn market, after an unusually busy summer of both public and private offerings. This followed an almost non-existent…

LAND MARKETS

£200m Strutt and Parker Farms put up for sale

One of the UK’s biggest farming companies, Strutt & Parker Farms, has been put up for sale. Established 100 years ago by farming neighbours Edward Strutt and Charles Parker, the…

LAND MARKETS

Wiltshire farmer to reluctantly sell 809-acre arable unit

A 45-year-old Wiltshire farmer says his cancer diagnosis is the driving force behind the “extremely difficult decision” to sell the family’s arable farm. Anthony Snook doesn’t want to sell Lavington…

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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

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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