Agricultural rents remain strong for land across Cheshire and the North West due to unprecedented demand.
The market shows significant demand for smaller farms, after a successful marketing campaign of a 75-acre farm, which produced a considerable number of tenders, for a wide variety of uses. The requirement for small farms is driven by both farmers looking for supporting holdings and younger farmers aiming to start up their own enterprises, particularly where accommodation is also available.
The shortage of smaller farms being brought to the market has helped produce highly competitive rents. We are seeing that when units become available they are amalgamated with other neighbouring units on Estates which reduces the number of units coming to the market and opportunities for new entrants.
Demand for bare grazing land to rent is also on the rise in the North West again due to demand outweighing supply. We have a database of farmers looking for land so if you are thinking about restricting your portfolio please get in touch.