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6 Meaning of ‘tenancy’

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6 Meaning of ‘tenancy’

‘Tenancy’ is defined as ‘any tenancy other than a tenancy at will’, and includes a subtenancy and an agreement for a tenancy or subtenancy1. So, farm business tenancies can include:

  1. 6.1

        fixed term tenancies of whatever length;

  2. 6.2

        periodic tenancies, whether annual, six monthly, monthly or weekly;

  3. 6.3

        contracts to enter into tenancies;

  4. 6.4


The Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 contains no equivalent to the ‘magical conversion’ which was provided under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 which converted licences and informal arrangements into fully protected annual periodic tenancies2

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