Agriculture Land surveyor

Discussion in 'Agricultural Matters' started by Tropical, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Hi
    Not sure if this is in the correct category, But looking at 20 acres of pasture land, who would be the best people to contact about its value but most of all the quality of land it is?
    Are there land agriculture surveryors ?
    Area Carmarthen, South Wales

    What should I be looking out for?

    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2017
  2. GTB

    GTB Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion, wales
    Who's selling it? Get another (fairly local) estate agent to value it for you?
     
  3. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    How would I do that? won't he know its on the market? all the local agents may already have been there,
     
  4. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    From what I can see Pasture land is around 3000 to 7000 Im sure land Quality has something to do with it, but estate agents also seem to have plenty to do with it LOL
    Same wood land up for 110,000 with one agent and 75,000 with another agent, LOL
     
  5. GTB

    GTB Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion, wales
    You need someone independent but also with some local knowledge.
     
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  6. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Like a Home Buyers report, is there something special for land?
     
  7. GTB

    GTB Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion, wales
    I don't think so.
     
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  8. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    Look on net for searches -land registry -mines-workings-land classifications-soil grades etc.etc -just RESEARCH .
     
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  9. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    Yep that what I,ve been doing so far, Although the farmer next door uses the land for his sheep and cows, so it is rented out already, it is slightly sloping. But I ave no idea what he is paying at all if he is paying anything that is.
     
  10. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    So for sale with "sitting "tenant ?
     
  11. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    For sale without tenant, but was told the farmer next door would be interested. I'm not likely to be renting it out, i'll be needing it for my own project. But was interested to know the going rate for 20 acres rented out.
     
  12. Dry Rot

    Dry Rot Member

    Location:
    Scotland
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  13. Still Farming

    Still Farming Member

    Location:
    Glamorgan Wales
    How long is a bit if string ?
    £50-£100+ maybe?
    Is he related to them ?
    Is he friend ?
    So much "dodgy"stuff going on out there ?
    Are you from area ?
     
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  14. topground

    topground Member

    Location:
    North Somerset.
    It is worth what you are prepared to pay for it and if you are borrowing money, what the lender values it at.
    Paying for the opinion of an agent won't alter what you end up paying for the land or what the vendor is asking.
    If you have a project in mind you need to work out what price that project can support and make a profit.
     
  15. David.

    David. Member

    Location:
    J11 M40
    To be honest, the value to you will be as much as you will go to in order to secure it.
    Does'nt matter if land is free 10 miles away, if you want/need this piece.
    By all means get an agent to value it, but what good will the information really do you. the under-bidders will value it.
     
  16. Tropical

    Tropical Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    no not from area. but there is about a 40feet fence patch missing. i have asked them to sort it out. also there are 3 gates which i guess probably so the farmer next door used to bring his sheep in. i dont see any rights of way or public path ways
     
  17. As said an agent will give you their opinion on its fair market value. Opinions of course vary though. You can check for yourself historic surrounding/adjoining land values through Land Registry searches for a couple of quid. Can make for interesting reading....

    As to ROW, footpaths, covenants/easements, official boundaries etc. then again you can do your own title/boundary searches via the LR but when finalising a purchase your solicitor should be onto the case.

    What's written on paper is one thing. Local knowledge goes a very long way too, it would be wise to get background from (an impartial) local... if at all possible.
     
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  18. GTB

    GTB Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion, wales
    I could give you a couple of names if that helps. PM if you like.
     
  19. JCMaloney

    JCMaloney Member

    Location:
    LE3 9EU
    www.magic.gov.uk is rather useful if you utilise the layers...... if its under Stewardship it tells you who receives the money... and many other things such as NVZ, SSSI`s, Scheduled Ancient Monuments etc etc etc..........I`ve never used said website to pester landowners for metal detecting....honest! :whistle::whistle::)
     
  20. Magic indeed tells you if it's under ELS, HLS etc...but not who gets the dosh.

    For that you need to download a spreadsheet from:
    http://cap-payments.defra.gov.uk/
    And that does not trace back to the land parcel only to the registered payees postcode.
     
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