| Commentary

14 Sporting rights

| Commentary

14 Sporting rights

The availability of sporting rights (ie shooting or fishing rights) may be of particular importance to the buyer of agricultural land. Land or farms sold from large estates are frequently sold subject to the reservation of sporting rights1, and the particular wording of the reservation must be considered. Alternatively, sporting rights may be leased out, usually on an annual basis. The terms of such a lease should be considered to ensure that it does not give rise to a protected tenancy2 and to see how ancillary rights of, for instance, access and parking

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