Strong prices for small blocks of pasture and arable land are being reported at auctions across England and Wales.
Farmer buyers are very active, according to agents, with competitive bidding evident for commercial lots ranging from 11 to 63 acres.
Some 36% of landlords in the UK have had property abandoned by tenants before, according to new figures from the largest landlord association.
Abandonment occurs when a tenant moves out of a property before the tenancy has ended, without informing their landlord. The issue can be costly as it often occurs when outstanding rent is owed.
However, the tenant still has a legal right to return and take up residence at any time and it is a criminal offence for landlords to do anything to prevent the continuation of the tenancy.
The only option for a landlord is to go through the legal process for regaining possession of an abandoned property which can take months.
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