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

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 MANAGEMENT

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…

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

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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 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

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

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…

LAND MARKETS

Who is buying Britain’s largest farms and for how much?

The level of interest in the UK’s largest farms and estates is closely linked to their diversity and potential for buyers to add value. Agents report bidders at the top…

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

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…

BUSINESS

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…

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News

LAND MARKETS

Small rise in new lettings highlights tight rental market

New lettings of farmland in England and Wales rose by just over 3% in 2017, to 73,199 acres. Let land in England represents more than 35% of the agricultural land…

LAND MARKETS

Rare free-range laying units and pig farm hit market

Pig and poultry units typically account for less than 0.5% of the total farmland sold across Britain each year.  The market is usually dominated by sales of grassland and arable…

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…

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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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