Commentary

4.2 Agricultural holdings

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

4.2 Agricultural holdings

| Commentary

4.2 Agricultural holdings

Until 1 September 1995, new tenancies of agricultural land used for the purposes of a trade or business were normally afforded security of tenure by the Agricultural Holdings Act 19861. Where that Act applied, most fixed term tenancies were automatically converted on expiry into annual periodic tenancies2, extensive restrictions were placed on the timing of and reason for a landlord’s notice to quit3 and, in respect of some tenancies, close relatives of a deceased or retiring tenant were entitled in certain circumstances to succeed to the tenancy4. The scope of

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