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From a month ago, may be useful .

I'm looking for land to buy to work on , hoping the availability of land will increase and the price drops post covid 

 

What land is owned by councils?

https://whoownsengland.org/2020/05/04/what-land-is-owned-by-councils/

Google Spreadsheet  

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1JmeaUtuw0umCA3n_pf76JdWhLTJ2qd7oHb_v-fT0YIg/edit#gid=1335091248

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3 hours ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

I'm looking for land to buy to work on , hoping the availability of land will increase and the price drops post covid 

I'm not certain I see the connection between the land councils own and your goal to buy land. Do you intend to approach the council to ask them to sell to you? What is the process for doing this?

I'm genuinely interested in this. I often see empty properties and land that i assume the council own but do not know how they dispose of it or even if they want to.

The only similar thing i've seen is houses added to the council website for sale, that I assume are from the result of intestate deaths. Example here: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/business/land-and-premises/land-and-property-sales.aspx

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1 hour ago, sammersmith said:

I'm not certain I see the connection between the land councils own and your goal to buy land. Do you intend to approach the council to ask them to sell to you? What is the process for doing this?

I'm genuinely interested in this. I often see empty properties and land that i assume the council own but do not know how they dispose of it or even if they want to.

The only similar thing i've seen is houses added to the council website for sale, that I assume are from the result of intestate deaths. Example here: https://www.trafford.gov.uk/business/land-and-premises/land-and-property-sales.aspx

Covid-19 crisis means England's local authorities could go bust, warn mayors 

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/11/covid-19-crisis-means-englands-local-authorities-could-go-bust-warn-mayors

Due to virus costs & finanacial shortfall, some councils could be forced to sell land or property as could many other folks 

 

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13 minutes ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

Due to virus costs & finanacial shortfall, some councils could be forced to sell land or property

If they did, that would release a decent wedge of property. I'm pessimistic that they would have any sense of urgency and release land for sale in a decent time, or that they would sell into a falling market. Councils seem to prefer dithering around property assets and usually overprice when they do offer for sale.   

14 minutes ago, Saving For a Space Ship said:

as could many other folks 

Who else did you have in mind? I've often wondered about church land, which seems to be significant and underused. Not the churches themselves, but land, buildings, and auxiliary offices owned by CoE, Catholic Diocese, etc.  

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