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Two centuries of trusted land & farms expertise

We understand the intricacies of land & farm acquisition and disposal. The fluctuating market values, the legal complexities, and the sheer range of opportunities can overwhelm even the most seasoned professionals. But with our guidance, those hurdles become stepping stones towards successful transactions. 

Our heritage speaks volumes; with over 185 years in the field, we have cultivated relationships and insights that have lasted generations. This depth of experience enables us to navigate the unique features of the UK's diverse regions, ensuring you make informed decisions whether you're buying, selling or investing for another 185 years.

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Forestry

Unlocking the value of your woodland assets
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Industrial & Logistics

Gain a competitive edge with prime sites across the UK
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Laboratories & Life Sciences

Real estate with its own set of rules - unlock your laboratory’s full potential
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Lease Consultancy

Strategic lease consultancy from true experts
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Office

Our unmatched market knowledge helps you secure only the best office investments.
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Residential

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Retail & Leisure

Tap into our deep knowledge of Cambridge’s retail & leisure landscape
Image of Church Farm Reports & Briefings 06.03.24

Over the past 12 months, there has been a noticeable increase in land brought to the market, marking a shift from previous years.

Rural Agency Update 2024

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We approach the spring with a mixture of excitement and trepidation, both in terms of the rural economy, and wider macroeconomic factors.

Introduction | Rural Outlook 2024

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Rural investment portfolios offer significant potential whilst providing a safer investment opportunity than other, higher-risk, asset classes.

Rural Outlook 2024 - Rural Investment Portfolios

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At the time of writing, Bidwells’ agriculture and environment team have been working with the Sustainable Farming Incentive (SFI) 2023 offer for three months and have had mixed experience with the actions chosen, the compatibility with other schemes, and the application process.

Rural Outlook 2024 - Sustainable Farming Incentive - Our Findings so Far

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Around 10 years ago, we saw the introduction of Class Q (agriculture to residential) and Class R (agriculture to a flexible commercial use) permitted development rights, which opened significant opportunities for barn conversions and rural diversification.

Rural Outlook 2024 - Update on Rural Permitted Development Rights

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Meet our trusted experts

James Wood

James Wood

Partner, Rural Investment

James leads the Rural Agency team in Cambridge alongside helping a book of retained clients develop mixed portfolios across the country.

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Matthew Alexander

Partner, Rural Agency

An approachable, yet driven rural agent, Matthew provides well-researched and in-depth advice to his clients on the purchase and sale of rural and agricultural property.

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Angus Kelly

Partner, Rural

Angus’s work environment on Scotland’s west coast is as diverse as his client base and the unique professional challenges he meets.

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Becky Westerhuis

Associate, Rural

Becky is enthusiastic about selling properties and loves interacting with people every day.

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It's in the numbers

Top 4

land agent in the UK by turnover

£142m

of land traded in 2022

10,000

acres of land sold in 2022

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