| Commentary

445 Rent

| Commentary

445 Rent

One fundamental difference between an ordinary assured tenancy (and therefore an assured agricultural occupancy) and an assured shorthold tenancy is that in the case of the latter the tenant has the right to challenge the rent initially agreed by referring the rent to the First-tier Tribunal in England and the Rent Assessment Committee in Wales1. In practice this is unlikely to deter a farmer landlord from using assured shorthold tenancies2.

Whilst the Housing Act 1996 did not affect the tenant’s basic right to refer the rent payable under an assured shorthold tenancy to

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