Farm Uk

Land and forestry values are hitting record highs as investors buy up areas of the UK to boost their investment portfolios.

The shortage of land on the market, coupled with the weight of investor cash looking for farmland and a tax regime that favours this type of investment, are key factors behind the expected increase in values.

Between July and September farmland rose by 4 per cent to £6,678 per acre, outperforming residential property even in prime central London, according to the latest report from Knight Frank.

In the forestry sector the latest Forest Market Report by Savills and UPM Tilhill reported the most active year yet for forestry, with 50 per cent more forestry traded in the last year compared to 2012.

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