Rural Marketing & Sales Specialists
Ray White Rural is part of the greater Ray White Real Estate Group and was established more than 20 years ago to service the specific needs and requirements of Australia’s rural farming communities.
Rural land means land that is used or apparently intended to be used for gain or profit from grazing of livestock, dairying, poultry farming, viticulture, orcharding, beekeeping, horticulture, the growing of crops of any kind, and vegetable growing.
Although a ‘Country Lifestyle’ property may not have stock on it, the fact that it is apparently intended for such use would make it rural property under the law.
Rural Buyer Tips
Important issues to consider when buying rural land are:
- The economic climate of the area. Is the land to be used for agriculture, commercial purposes or private use?
- Check that the property has appropriate council approvals and council zoning for any external buildings, and any future development.
- How close by are health and other services that you need?
- What are the property taxes?
- Does the contract include any licences such as water usage?
- What about accessibility of service utilities such as power and telecommunication?
- Check for flood plains, areas with access problems, water problems.
- Particularly check for any easements or rights of way that may be through the property. Even though they may have not been used for some time, their use by others can affect your rights as well.
- Check that effective controls are in place and work has been maintained to control noxious pests on the land, such as rabbits and noxious weeds. Eradicating these can be costly.