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buying land

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ishooter, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. ishooter

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    Has anyone looked at buying land to shoot on? The mrs and nippa want a horse so iv had a look at pastures etc not really clued up on it, if we buy a plot do i have the right to shoot as its my land. Taking back stops and safe zones into account.
     
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    It's the landowner's right to control vermin on his / her land; you need to check whether the sporting rights are being sold along with any land that you purchase. If this is the case you will own the rights to any game on that land, but if they are being retained by the vendor then you will not.
     
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    As above.
     
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    Also a friend of mine looked into buying land. And it dont come cheap!
     
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    When buying land it makes a big difference if there is water available!
     
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    Doesnt it just, I was about to say you can convert a £500 an acre to 9k an acre with some fencing and some water, easy money............

    ;)
     
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  7. walker

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    the land my friend looked at was 5K an acre!
     
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    Thats arable or horsey pasture?
     
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    One approach is to buy land that includes the "shooting rights", then sell it on while retaining those "shooting rights", hopefully at a bit of profit to cover your legal costs.

    Of course you have to define what you mean "shooting rights"..in lay mans terms its usually the right to take game and other live quarry, but what about the use of firearms for practice, zeroing, load development?

    I got caught up in a dispute between a gamekeepr and a tenant farmer..basically the farmer gave me permission to zero on his farm knowing it would p**s the local keeper off, but as I was not taking game/live quarry (to which the Shot held the exclusive rights bar rabbits) there was nothing legally the keeper could do..
     
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    I know a dairy farmer who has just bought 16 acres of fairly average-quality (albeit valley bottom) ground, which had previously been grazing for sheep, at an auction. Guess how much he paid?
     
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    5k an acre is ridiculously cheap, I would expect to pay more than that for a scrappy bit in west wales for that and at least thirty acres.
    Down here your looking at at least ten grand for sizeable chunks, and horse paddocks you name your price, four and a half vwent at auction last week for 72k.
     
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    Do tell .........;)


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    If you can find land at £500 an acre in Leicestershire you'd be doing well --- did you mean £5000 an acre ?

    As a quick price guide by a Leicester based valuer of land in my area.

    Arable land on roadside ------ £8k per acre

    Back land (none roadside) --- £5-6k per acre

    Small roadside parcel suitable for pony paddocks --- £17k per acre



    All the best Mick
     
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    £213,000, which by my reckoning is £13315.50 per acre... for permanent ley sheep grazing. When you add to this the cost of making it suitable for either grazing dairy cattle or getting it plantable for a cereal crop such as barley or triticale it becomes even more eye-watering.
     
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    Yep, that's about right, I was just making a point really, metaphorically, about how much money can be made by a little fettling.
     
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    Unless you've had a very large lottery win I think you can forget the idea.
     
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    There is Land for grazing & Crop Growning - Price depends what planning permission it has on it -

    Well aware as been looking a Our own club site -

    BOB/R
     
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    depends on the location mate, also whether he will be able to get EU subsidies, the proximity to urban areas etc.
    my mate paid 450k 18months ago for 150 acres of woodland and lakes in the midlands, yet a local to me (SE England), a 5 acre piece of land is being valued at 300k
    how long is the piece of string i am holding?
     
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    That price isn't out of order if the farmer really needs it, you also have to bare in mind that the land could well be worth £20k an acre by the year 2020 the way things are going, so in ten years time folks will be saying how cheap it was.

    I've never known land to go down in price so it will all come right in the end, another thing to remember is there's no inheritance tax on agricultural land, so when the owner dies it can be passed on to his kids with zero tax to pay --- this is probably why Jeremy Clarkson has just bought a farm.




    All the best Mick
     
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    Middle of nowhere, North West Highlands........................ £50k ;)
     

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