Commentary

410 The transition to protection

AGRICULTURAL TENANCIES vol 2(1)
| Commentary

410 The transition to protection

| Commentary

410 The transition to protection

If a farmer lets at a low rent1 to a worker who is not a qualifying worker2, then the tenant is not protected by either the Rent (Agriculture) Act 19763 or the Housing Act 1988.

If the initial rent is not a low rent4, but the worker is not a qualifying worker5 then the letting takes effect as an assured tenancy6(as opposed to an assured agricultural occupancy) under the Housing Act 1988. However, as if by ‘statutory magic’7, upon the tenant becoming

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