Hvem kjøper skog? : forskjeller fra sentrale strøk til bygd
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- Master's theses (INA) 
The main questions in this study are to find out who is buying the forest, and whether there is any difference between central areas and peripheral areas where property structure is quite different. The following sub-qestions have also been studied: What is the age range of those who buy an agricultural property today? Is there any difference between the various communities?, What is the proportion of women purchasing such properties?, What is the form of ownership of the property being purchased?, Why do people buy forest? What is the main motivation for buying forest property? Who was the property purchased from?, Are those who have purchased the forest residents of the same locality or living somewhere else?, Did buyers experience difficulties obtaining the necessary concession? Is it easier to obtain a concession in some municipalities than others?, How did the buyer know that the forest property was for sale?, How do laws and regulations affect the market for forest properties?, How does allodial rights affect sale of forest properties?, In which municipality are sale of forest properties most frequent?, Are there more mergers of properties to generate large enterprises, or are there more buyers purchasing a property for the first time?, Do the new forest owners know the Law of Forestry (Forestry Act - 2005-05-27), and Living Forest certification standards, etc.? Data was collected in the municipalities of Ski, Ås, Kongsvinger and Elverum where purchases during the period 2003 to 2008 have been studied. The thesis is based on a questionnaire (Appendix 1 and 2) that was sent to 220 buyers. It turned out that some buyers were impersonal organisations, so it was decided to remove them so that I ended up with distributing 207 questionnaires. A total of 101 responses were received. That corresponds to a response rate of 48.79 %. Most people who buy forestry property are aged 30 to 60 years, but in Hedmark, there were some who were over 70 years. It is mostly men who buy forestry property. Of all respondents 69 % of them were men. The ownership form that is most represented is a holder that owns 100 % with 72 % of turnover. The properties are usually purchased by family members, but in peripheral areas other people buying is more prevalent than in the central regions. Those who buy property in central areas are all local residents, while those who buy forestry property in the periphery has a certain percentage of buyers living either in a different municipality or county. Most buyers have income generated outside their own property. Half of the forest owners want to buy more property than they have today, but most will buy property close to existing property. The largest estates in this study are found in peripheral areas where Kongsvinger municipality has the largest property of 6,200 ha, and Ski has the smallest with 58 ha. Overall, a traded area of 15,831 ha was examined in this study, 15,362 ha in Hedmark and 469 ha in Follo. 78 % of those who have acquired the forest in this study had no forestry property before. There are few respondents who have had problems getting a license. The two who experienced trouble obtaining a concession, got it after forwarding formal complaints, and did acquire property in Elverum municipality.