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Ok, going out on a limb here...
I looked to buy a plot of land for a new build house the other day...
Then I thought...."why don't I buy a field?
£5000 an acre at the moment....
Then I thought.....why not rent a plot....maybe 2 or 3 acres....and metal detect it to my hearts content....sod the house.
If I pay a farmer for his land per calender month can I detect upon it and sub lease it to a horsey person?
Yes I am paying to detect if I don't get A horse grazing but I don't really care....
Your thoughts please...
Rule number 1 , you must always have the land owners permission as a tennant you would not have this right.
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I would never rent a plot of land for detecting. I know some farmers who would jump on that bandwagon and some of us could never afford it if renting became the norm. Just my opinion, would like to hear comments/objections from others.
a. yes you could rent some land but you would need it confirmed that you can metal detect on it from the land owner as just renting does not give you the right to detect on it .
b. i think if you go down that route it would be a slippery slope as once started and word gets about i think more farmers would jump on the band wagon and it would price many people out of detecting .
the other option is but some land become a farmer and detect the land you farm
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Surely metal detecting clubs up and down the country are already doing this. In our club we pay £4 every second Sunday and the farmer gets a payment for letting us detect their land. So really we are renting for a day.
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I do mean this with the greatest of respect but this is the worst idea I have seen for a while and would have lots of farmers across the land rubbing their hands together.
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I can understand what you are all saying, and I fully agree with your comments.
However, I was thinking of a particular farmer who lives close by to where I live. I have known him for over 30 years and he point blank does not allow anyone to go on his land. Not even to shoot rabbit's etc....I know if I offered him a tenner he would allow me to detect. But you guys are correct, it would open the flood gates, so to speak.
That's where my original thought came from about renting the land but thankfully the replies have made me see the error in that.
you have just gotta do what is right for you m8 if you have no where to detect it might be your only option
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