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Specialist Agricultural Tenancy disputes Solicitors

Our specialist agricultural tenancy disputes solicitors can offer advertise and expertise on agricultural tenancy and law.

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

Contact our Agricultural Tenancy Disputes Solicitors 

If you would like to enquire for any matters regarding agricultural tenancy disputes please complete our online contact form here or send an email to us at [email protected] and one of our solicitors shall call you back. Alternatively, please call our agricultural tenancy disputes solicitors on 0330 127 8888 for a no obligation discussion.

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Most frequent questions and answers

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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