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what price should i pay per meter for a garden

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by michael, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. michael

    michael Apprentice Gardener

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    i have been offered extra garden and wondering how much i should pay for it per square meter in west yorkshire
     
  2. Lady Gardener

    Lady Gardener Apprentice Gardener

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    there has to be a min transaction cost to to cover solicitor fees, thats one thing to ask about, the rest depends on if the land has any value to you and or to any others, if you see what i mean
     
  3. Waco

    Waco Apprentice Gardener

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    Agree with you LG - 2004 we bought a 3 meter strip of land when we extended our house. It was grazing land so we also had to apply for change of use. The estate said that even though it was a small strip there was a minimum charge and that we would have to pay his conveyancing costs.

    Now all in with our solicitors costa and his it worked out more than double what we payed for actual land.

    My farrier was also approached by his neighbiours who wanted to buy some land off him and his reply was that he could not be bothered for less than �£*** so it all depends on how desperate both parties are.

    Having said all that you will never know unless you ask! and have to say we were pleasantly surprised.
     
  4. Honey Bee

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    Hello Michael

    Its pretty difficult to say, as the price really does depend upon location, etc. For example, if it is in a prime building area, and will make your plot large enough to in the future, build another house, then the price would be very high. If, however, it is in the back of beyond, and nothing more than a muddy bit of scrub, then the price would be really low.

    An aquaintence recently bought some land from the local council for �£75 per square meter.... as it was on the edge of a bank, it purely made their garden much larger, but put much more onto the value of their plot in total.
     
  5. dendrobium

    dendrobium Apprentice Gardener

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    Is it worth considering renting rather than buying? And informally instead of formally, to keep solicitors from profitingout of it? My in-laws did this, had great use of the estra area for veg, and it returned to the original owners when my f-i-law died, and there was nobody to make good use of the land.
     
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