Time To Sell The Family Farm – A Blog By Members Oakwood Valuation Surveyors
As we enter a new year, after the most unusual couple of years that we have had, most people will have taken the Christmas break to take stock of their lives and businesses and consider what the future holds.
Although farmers get less downtime than most people, there is still the opportunity to catch up with family members and friends and maybe make a few decisions.
The future of farming is as uncertain as ever as we enter a new regime of grants and subsidies, combined with the unpredictability of markets in the wake of Brexit. No doubt more farmers than ever will be asking if it’s worth carrying on, especially with land prices reaching record levels. In our patch, we routinely see bare land in North Cheshire selling for the high teens of thousands of pounds per acre, even for farmer sized plots (i.e. not small pony paddocks).
So, you’ve had the family chat over Christmas and decide to give us a call in January about getting your farm on the market for the coming spring. Where do we start?
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