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Glis glis



Joined: 09 Jan 2006
Posts: 43

PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 1:52 pm    Post subject: Buying land  Reply with quote    

Can anyone give advice on buying land? How do you go about getting a piece of land-where should you look to find land for sale etc. Any advice greatly appreciated.

Also I have to move out of my yurts and am looking for temporary storage for them, can anyone give me any suggestions on finding something affordable?

Thanks

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Any preference on location, what kind of acreage, what's your budget, what do you intend to do with the land?

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
Posts: 22789
Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Decide where you want to live, and then buy the local paper or visit any estate agent that also acts as a land agent. In our paper, the land ads come after the house ads.
Land can be sold by private treaty (i.e. you make your offer to the seller and they decide whether to accept it) or by auction - tends to be about half and half in this area.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Round our way it usually goes up for sale just like houses, certain agents specialise in it though

Glis glis



Joined: 09 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Location: probably South Shrops
Intend to put on a yurt and grow food and perhaps some kind of sustainability project eg courses etc.
Am looking for 1-3 acres
Not sure about budget, I guess around 10, 000

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
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Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Budget is not a lot for shrops (don't think so anyway), also you'll need to speak to the local council to see where they stand on temporary shelter.

Glis glis



Joined: 09 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What kind of rules are there on land usage, apart from the obvios planning permission rules

Glis glis



Joined: 09 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

What kind of budget would you think for Shrops?

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glis glis wrote:
What kind of rules are there on land usage, apart from the obvios planning permission rules


Not loads really, they're unlikely to agree to any kind of construction, temporary or permanent (incl polytunnels in our area) so you really need to find out first.

Of course there are people that just move in and start living there, just found out one of our neighbours did that, built a little place (no permission) no one objected, 9 yrs later they sold up.

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 43954
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Glis glis wrote:
What kind of budget would you think for Shrops?


There are some shrops locals about here, hopefully one of them'll have a better idea.

Glis glis



Joined: 09 Jan 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cool thanks, I 'll log in later to see what comes up!

Nick



Joined: 02 Nov 2004
Posts: 33696
Location: Hereford
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Herefordshire, next county down. 3 acres went for £15,500 this summer, near us. 4.5 acres for £21,100. Larger plot had water, smaller didn't, and both have road access and are liable to (partial) flooding. Just a price guide.

woodsprite



Joined: 20 Mar 2006
Posts: 2943
Location: North Herefordshire
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Believe me I speak from bitter experience you wont get anythin g for 10,000 in South Shropshire.
We went to an auction recently, looking at 1.8 acres on a nasty busy A road crossroads and it went for 32,000.
We've been looking to do exactly the same thing as you for a couple of years now, it ain't easy.
Best of luck

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14821
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 06 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

have a look at primelocation.co.uk, under farms, estates and land - good for window shopping and getting an idea.

James



Joined: 11 Jan 2006
Posts: 2865
Location: York
PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 06 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I come from South Shrops, although I don’t live there now.
In my opinion, If you’ve got £10,000 head a few miles further west, over the border. Most of my friends who I grew up with in Shropshire are now living in Wales, having been pushed westward by wealthy incomers. I can’t afford to move back to where I grew up You cant get a brick sh*t house for under £100,000.
And the local development plan basically says “no development outside pre-exisiting development”
Head towards Welshpool, some nice land around there. Good people too.

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