Agricultural Tenancy disputes
Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (Farm Business Tenancies)
- Referred to as Farm Business Tenancies.
- In order to be considered as such, a section of the leased land must be farmed throughout the entire duration of the tenancy.
The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
- This is the case regardless of whether there is a written document in place or not.
- An Agricultural Holdings Act Tenancy is very heavily regulated by the Act.
- It is of utmost importance that the provisions of the Act are complied with during all dealings, to ensure notices, rent reviews etc are fully enforceable.
What we can provide to you?
- Provide advice on contentious and non-contentious matters relating to your lease
- Assist with applications to the Agricultural Land Tribunal
- Draw on the skills and advice of colleagues in other teams including property litigation and employment
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Agricultural tenancies are an important class of property occupation. There are two main types of agricultural tenancies:
- Full agricultural tenancies, which are subject to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.
- Farm business tenancies, which are subject to the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
Full agricultural tenancies
Most tenancy agreements made prior to 1 September 1995 are subject to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986. These are commonly known as 1986 Act tenancies, ‘full agricultural tenancies’, or Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies. Landlords and tenants under a 1986 Act tenancy have the right to a rent review every three years.
Farming agricultural tenancies and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995
Most tenancy agreements made after 1 September 1995 are subject to the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and are commonly known as Farm Business Tenancies. The landlord and tenant have a lot of freedom to agree matters between themselves. The requirements of a Farm Business Tenancy are as follows:
- at least part of the land must be farmed throughout the duration of the tenancy, and;
- the landlord and tenant must have exchanged notices before the tenancy began confirming their intention for the tenancy to remain a Farm Business Tenancy throughout the tenancy, or;
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