Commentary

166 The machinery for conferring security of tenure

AGRICULTURAL TENANCIES vol 2(1)

166 The machinery for conferring security of tenure

F: SECURITY OF TENURE

1: INTRODUCTION TO SECURITY OF TENURE

166 The machinery for conferring security of tenure

The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 confers security of tenure on tenants of agricultural holdings by providing for the continuation of certain tenancies1 and by imposing restrictions on the operation of notices to quit given by landlords2. The 1986 Act does not expressly restrict other methods of termination, such as surrender or forfeiture3.

The statutory scheme for family succession on the death of a tenant of an agricultural holding, introduced in 1976, was abolished (subject to certain exceptions)

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