Commentary

70 Farm business tenancies and other agreements

AGRICULTURAL TENANCIES vol 2(1)

70 Farm business tenancies and other agreements

70 Farm business tenancies and other agreements

If the landowner intends to grant exclusive possession1 to the occupant for a business use which is to be primarily or wholly agricultural2, then the agreement will normally be a farm business tenancy. The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 provided an extensive statutory framework which governed many aspects of the relationship between landlord and tenant3; but under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, by contrast, the parties are given substantial freedom of contract to negotiate the terms of their tenancy agreements. As a result, many issues which did not arise under the old regime, must

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