Activity in the farm land market in the UK is at a low point as Brexit has led to owners outing of releasing land for sale, according to a new analysis of the sector.
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.
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.
Increasing build costs, patchy house price growth and economic uncertainty are, to different degrees, weighing on residential development land values, new research has found.
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.
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.
Digital marketing and bureaucracy have changed the way farms are now being sold in the UK.
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 with a £31.5m price tag.
Farmers seeking commercial units will be encouraged by the blossoming spring land market, which has offered several strong opportunities.
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