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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