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Community => Coffee Lounge => Topic started by: JEP on September 01, 2020, 01:27:55 pm

Title: Land
Post by: JEP on September 01, 2020, 01:27:55 pm

Hi all

How much would people say to pay rent wise for a filed. It is 2 acre field all fenced and good access and is next door to us. I would be using this for grazing which I know has always been used for until last year where they made hay off it. Its in Cheshire.

I would be looking at renting it for a full year what should I offer them rent wise to use it.

Title: Re: Land
Post by: arobwk on September 03, 2020, 07:26:47 pm
Actually @JEP  I don't have a clue, but what are they asking OR have you asked them yet ?

Rental might depend on the use you have in mind and whether watering is included.  Also, if it's next door, owner may well hike rental a bit for the convenience factor.
Title: Re: Land
Post by: SallyintNorth on September 03, 2020, 08:35:11 pm
I don't know about Cheshire, but in Cumbria, small but useful pockets of grazing with good fences, access, and a water supply would be around £100 per acre for a 6 months annual license, maybe up to half as much again for 11 months.  If I remember correctly, most grazing licenses require a period, even if only 2 weeks, each year when the livestock are off; something to do with not establishing a tenancy.
Title: Re: Land
Post by: doganjo on September 03, 2020, 09:06:19 pm
One day off is enough to prevent permanent status.  Rentals are usually for the season which can be up to 364 days.

A long time ago, in the 1990s we got £84 an acre for the season - 20 acres raked in £1680, the farmer gave us £1700.  Their cattle ran riot one stormy night and tore out all the internal fences and made 3 fields into one.  They gave us the option of two rolls of chicken wire or nothing.  Not a lot we could do about it as we didn't have anything in writing

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