Agricultural Tenancies

Our team has a thorough and extensive knowledge of the law relating to tenancies of agricultural land, as well as a practical understanding of the needs of landowners and tenant farmers

Our expertise includes dealing with disputes and providing specialist advice on tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.

Examples of areas where we are frequently asked to advise include the following:

Agricultural Holdings Act 1986

  • claims to security of tenure
  • notices to quit and the recovery of possession
  • notices to remedy and notices to pay
  • repairs and dilapidations
  • succession planning, succession applications and diversification
  • claims to compensation on quitting
  • rent reviews
  • tenant insolvency

Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995

  • rent reviews
  • notices to quit (including operation of break clauses and part resumption)
  • forfeiture
  • compensation claims on termination
  • tenant insolvency

We act for clients on the negotiation and drafting of tenancy agreements and compromise agremeents, including agreements to surrender, compromises of notices to quit and compensation claims.