Buying This Woodland Offers In The Region Of (England & Wales)

Buying a woodland from Woods4Sale should be a straightforward process. We suggest you look at a few before you commit to making a purchase.

A visit to the woodland is essential before you confirm you wish to buy it. We reserve the right to refuse to sell any woodland to purchasers who have not been to see it first.

We invite offers in the region of the advertised guide price. This is a competitive negotiation and the highest bidder will usually be successful, although we reserve the right not to accept any bid.

Please register your interest with us so we can keep you informed about the offer process.

Once your offer has been accepted we will need the information below before we can take the woodland off the market.  Please send an email confirming this to

  • The name of the woodland and the offer you wish to submit
  • Confirmation you have viewed the woodland
  • Full name (including middle names), address, phone number and date of birth of all legal purchasers
  • Confirmation of how you will fund the purchase
  • The full contact details of your instructed solicitor (including name of company, contact name, email address, telephone number and full address)

We have a list of solicitors who are experienced in woodland conveyancing. Please visit the Recommended Solicitors page of this website. A solicitor should charge between £600 and £900 (excluding VAT) for this work, and we recommend that you agree a fixed fee in advance. Other costs include recording the land registry title (£20 - £40 for woodlands up to £80,000). Search fees (depending on what searches you do) can vary from £50 to £150. Stamp duty only applies to woodland purchases in excess of £150,000. Ensure your solicitor includes these items in any estimate.

The Conveyancing Process

The conveyancing process should take no more than four weeks. We ask all buyers to maintain regular contact with their solicitors to keep the process moving and ensure a reasonably fast turn­around of documents. As part of the process you will be obliged to verify your identity and source of funding, and we may use a regulated third party to carry out online identity checks based on the information you provide us.

Conveyancing in England and Wales can be broken down into the following stages:

  •  You write to us confirming you want to purchase a particular woodland.
  • The seller’s solicitor writes to your solicitor with a draft contract and a plan (map) of the woodland.
  • Your solicitor sends off for local searches.
  • Your solicitor sends pre-contract enquiries to the seller’s solicitor.
  • They reply to your solicitor's enquiries.
  • When all parties are happy with the contract, it is signed.
  • Your solicitor sends a transfer document to the seller’s solicitor for signing.
  • The seller signs the transfer and returns it.
  • Contracts are exchanged and you pay the 10% deposit.
  • Completion and payment of the full amount.

Once your purchase has completed, we will pay for your first year’s membership with the Small Woods Association, a charity promoting sustainable woodland management.

If you have any concerns at all during the sales process, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will help you in any way we can.


Woods4Sale Ltd
Jubilee Chapel
Church Lane

Phone: 01248 364 362
Company Number: 4657216.

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