Farm Tenancies

Our Agricultural Team has many years of experience in advising both landlords and tenants – so whether you are letting property or land or contemplating taking a tenancy, we are certain we can assist.

Agricultural Tenancies are a specialised area and you require a lawyer with the knowledge of not only traditional forms of tenancies but also the more modern licences and agreements.  We have extensive knowledge of;

  • Agricultural Holding Act 1986 tenancies;
  • Farm Business Tenancies under the 1995 Act;
  • Council Tenancies;
  • Cropping licences;
  • Contract and share farming arrangements; and
  • Assured Shorthold Tenancies.

This means that we find the right model to suit your farming business.

Our advice can include;

  • Notices under either the 1986 or 1995 Act;
  • Succession Tenancies (and Agreements) including rent reviews;
  • Compensation (Tenants’ Fixtures and Fittings) Soil Fertility Claims, Growing Crops and Dilapidations;
  • Arbitration and Representation;
  • Preparation of Farm Business Tenancies and Share and Contract Farming Agreements;
  • Surrenders;
  • Disturbance claims (insert hyperlink to HS2); and
  • Basic Payment Entitlements (Stewardship Issues).

We pride ourselves upon giving sound practical advice to suit the needs of our individual clients – the vast majority of Agricultural Tenancy Agreements (apart from the Farm Business Tenancies for bare land) are unique.

Our Agriculture Team will work closely with you and your land agent, surveyor and accountant to achieve the best outcome in any given situation, whether this is a new farm tenancy or resolving a dispute regarding a tenancy.