Farmers will find it easier to protect inheritance tax reliefs if they first register all land with the Land Registry to establish who owns what within a partnership.
A mix of land, property and woodland is set to go under the hammer in two upcoming summer auctions.
Tenancy opportunities do not come to market with great frequency, so these five farms will interest those on the lookout.
Average farmland prices have held steady in the second quarter of 2019, at just under £7,000 per acre, some 5% lower than five years ago but still 50% higher than in 2009, the latest index shows.
Wales is planning to ditch farm subsidies post Brexit and replace them with an annual payment to farmers who deliver “environmental outcomes” on their farms.
An additional 2,100ha of public land has been made available as part of the Scottish government’s programme to help new entrants into the farming industry.
Buccleuch Estates has put up for sale a further 10,100ha of farmland in the Scottish borders.
The sale is part of a wider programme of restructuring, with the business announcing the sale of almost 3,640ha in September 2018 to free up capital for other projects and to reduce the “footprint” of the estate.
The amount of land planted to vines has jumped by 690ha over the past year, making the UK one of the fastest expanding wine regions in the world.
A tribunal hearing has ruled that the ex-wife of farmworker does not have a protected tenancy on her home, as the protected status she believed she had was only granted to her former husband and not the couple jointly.
Average rural land values remained broadly flat in England and Wales during the first quarter of 2019 but buyers remain cautious due to the delayed Brexit deal.
A rise in the amount of farmland for sale in England is being forecast as more landowners look to sell up ahead of direct subsidy payments being phased out during the Brexit transition period.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for “radical change” after a new book suggested half of England is owned by less than 1% of its population.
Abolishing “no-fault” evictions in England, a move described as the biggest overhaul for renters in a generation, could have a huge impact on rural landlords and agricultural tenants.
A public interest test could be introduced ahead of land sales in Scotland as part of plans to tackle the “monopoly” of ownership and its effect on communities.
Politicians in Scotland are being asked to think again about the massive financial implications of the Planning Bill currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament.
Commission set up by Scottish government recommends new powers to split monopolies
New government guidance on fracking is unlawful, the High Court has ruled.
Campaign group Talk Fracking argued that the government had not considered the latest scientific evidence when formulating its policy.
More than 25% of Staffordshire County Council’s farms estate, comprising 688ha and 16 let farm holdings, is set to be sold off.
The average value of bare agricultural land in England fell by 3% to a five-year low of £6,970/acre in 2018.
The 2019 farmland market has seen a busy start in some regions, but there is evidence of sellers playing a waiting game while political uncertainty remains.
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