You can be a forester, or a lumberjack, and you’ll leave a legacy for your daughter Lyra (tax-free). Lyra, his toddler daughter, will be able to inherit something meaningful from her father (tax-free). About 60% of the woodland is classified as old woodland. It has been around continuously since at least 1600. This includes Pittmans Shaw near Reading, Fining Wood near High Wycombe, and Fining Wood near High Wycombe. The 17-acre Pittmans Shaw is located just east of Checkendon and has a guide cost of GBP230,000. It is located just east of Checkendon and features cherry, oak, and beech trees. It can be reached from London via Paddington in under an hour and a quarter. Fining Wood, meanwhile spans over 63 acre and is available for sale at offers exceeding GBP600,000. It is located in a rural area near Lane End and its trees are mainly broadleaved with patches of conifers. He calls Fining Wood “stunning” while Pittmans Shaw is “a real jewel”. Tustins also sold three other Chilterns woods: the 20-acre Rignall Wood, near Great Missenden, and the 15-acre Longdown Wood, near Princes Risborough. The 19-acre High Park Wood was near Berkhamsted. They all sold for more than their guide price, which was between GBP165,000 and GBP255,000. This is a testament to the strength of this market. According to the UK Forestry Index, English woodlands have become a more attractive investment option in recent decades. Their value has increased by approximately 8 per cent year on year for the past 20 years. English woodland is subject to the same tax rules that residential property. However, you won’t have to pay stamp duty on the first GBP150,001 to GBP250,000, and 5% on anything above GBP250,000. This is a significant improvement on the 10 percent stamp duty buyers pay on the GBP925,000.001 to GBP1.5million portion of a property, and the 5 percent on anything above GBP250,000. Your solicitor will then conduct local searches and answer your questions. The contracts will be signed and exchanged between you and the seller’s lawyer. At that point, you will pay a 10% deposit. When the woodland becomes yours, full payment will be made. If everything goes smoothly, the entire payment will be made at the end of the process when the woodland becomes yours. These measurements allow you to cut up to five cubic meters of timber per quarter. Many English woodland owners would like to live in the countryside and be able reconnect with nature. Many people don’t realize that there is virtually no chance of building on forested land. English forests are extremely protected. This means that planning permission applications for woodlands are almost always rejected. However, this does not mean that the owner is selling their woodland, but they reserve the right to use it for their own sport, which is usually pheasant shooting between October and February. The woodland becomes your private property once you have purchased it. However, existing public footpaths must remain open. It is your responsibility to maintain them properly. It is your responsibility to maintain them properly. Public liability insurance is also a good idea. This covers anyone who is injured by falling branches or stumps, and helps to compensate them. If the only way of getting there is in an off-road truck, you may come to regret your purchase, especially if you’ll be trying to attract paying customers.Predictably, you will pay more for forests that offer both tranquility and transport links to local towns and cities. Because of its proximity to London, the cost of woodland in the south east is typically the highest. Expect to pay at least GBP10,000 per acre. What other activities can I do with wood? Other than personal enjoyment and the sale or lease of timber, there are many ways to make a living from your woodland. There are many possibilities. You can even be buried in a private forest, provided you follow certain rules.