Commentary

4.4.2 Grazing agreements

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
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4.4.2 Grazing agreements

| Commentary

4.4.2 Grazing agreements

For the purposes of the 1986 Act a grazing agreement (frequently unwritten) occurred when a farmer was permitted to occupy land solely to graze animals or mow and take grass from land. This grazing/mowing agreement was an exception to the application of the 1986 Act1, but only if it lasted for less than 365 days. Long-running arrangements may have been converted long ago into tenancies protected by the 1986 Act.

There is great scope for confusion in this area, but the use of similar short term agreements after the 1995 Act is mainly confined to two situations:

  1. (a)

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