Commentary

36.3 Leasing entitlements

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

36.3 Leasing entitlements

| Commentary

36.3 Leasing entitlements

Entitlements can only be leased to a farmer who qualifies as an ‘active farmer’1. Leases and sub-leases of entitlements are permitted, but the sub-lease cannot last longer than the lease of the entitlements. At the end of a lease, the leased entitlements automatically return to the lessor. As this return does not count as a ‘transfer’, the lessor does not have to qualify as an ‘active farmer’. The Rural Payments Agency (in England) will write to both parties after the lease end date has passed, to tell them that the entitlements have been transferred back.

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