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What else should I know about buying rural land? The definition of rural land includes any land that is used or intended to be used for the grazing of livestock, dair...
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I want to buy a Lifestyle Block or rural property. What are the things I need to start thinking abou

  • Make sure you have realistic expectations when considering the move to a rural area. Consider the surrounding rural infrastructure like communications, roads, agricultural supplies, and general support services and how these available services will support your day-to-day living
  • Be realistic about your own abilities. Will you be able to manage the land you’re purchasing or will you require help?
  • Maintain good lines of communication with your real estate agent. You might be searching for your lifestyle block in an unfamiliar area. First National real estate agents have good knowledge of local rural areas and will help you to find the right lifestyle property match for your needs.
  • There are legal obligations and Council by-laws for you to consider when running a small food growing or farm business.  These obligations cover animal care (identification, tracking / tagging systems), weed and pest controls, and effluent disposal methods.  There are also Council planning restrictions and building codes to consider.  Ensure that you seek legal advice if you are unsure of any of your obligations.
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