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Farm sale secured by Forge

Farm sale secured by Forge

Forge Property Consultants recently announced the sale of Bramley Farm, Higher Kinnerton, Flintshire. The four bedroom farmhouse, along with three traditional brick-built barns and approximately 60 acres of pasture land was on the market with a guide price of £350,000 for the house and £350,000 for the barns.

How to maximise property value before selling

Prior to the sale, we had worked closely with the property owners for several years, looking at ways of maximising the property’s value before selling it. The first step was to look at the land, amounting to around 60 acres of good quality pastureland. A grazing licence was drafted and the land was advertised as available. This resulted in the pasture being let to a grazier, which provided additional income for the client while still retaining flexibility.

Planning permission for barn conversion

The three barns had originally been used for agriculture but had fallen into disrepair after lack of use. On our advice, a planning application was submitted to allow conversion of each barn into a residential dwelling. Overcoming various challenges along the way, including bats nesting, a need to develop a separate access from the house and secure a garage/ car port outside the curtilage, planning permission for three dwellings was secured.

Open days for property sale

The entire property was placed on the market and attracted a large amount of interest over three open days that we held. In order to provide maximum flexibility over boundaries and help with tax planning, the land was not actively marketed but we advised interested parties that the land was available by separate negotiation. Offers were received on the barn, house and land lots individually but the sale that was finally agreed disposed of the property in its entirety.

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