How to buy a woodland

It is surprisingly straightforward to buy woodland, and we usually have lots of interesting woodlands for sale.

There are no chains and, of course, no furniture so the process should be painless.

We make it easy to buy a wood from us

When you have settled on which of our woodlands for sale you would like to buy, we help to make the sale go smoothly.

Our local woodland manager is important in this process because they can answer questions and clarify any points of detail, or help with the different stages of the purchase.

  • We do not accept offers below the asking price on a woodland as we have set prices which we think are fair. This makes the buying process very straightforward.
  • No gazumping: Once you decide you want it we don’t accept any other offers. As soon as we have your legal details we mark the woodland as sold on the website and consider it sold – no gazumping is allowed!
  • Freehold: Our woodlands are generally freehold
  • Covenant: Nearly all our woods for sale will put a covenant in place with you to make sure that the interest of all owners are protected.
  • Recommended lawyers: When we have agreed the purchase, you will need a lawyer (solicitor or licensed conveyancer). We can recommend lawyers who are efficient and reasonably priced.
  • Guide to the legal process: And we offer a step-by-step guide to the legal process.

For even more information, read our answers to other frequently asked questions about buying a wood.

Choosing a woodland

Choosing the right woodland for you and your family is important. Our information on different types of woodland and what you can do in a woodland may help you.

Once you have identified a woodland or a general area in this way, we encourage you to talk to the local manager and to visit the one (or ones) you have selected. After that, he or she can be available to meet up with you or to speak to on the phone again and to answer all sorts of questions about the woods that you are considering.