Commentary

4.5 Other occupational rights

AGRICULTURE vol 2(2)
| Commentary

4.5 Other occupational rights

| Commentary

4.5 Other occupational rights

Landowners are increasingly seeking to diversify their businesses so as not to be wholly reliant on the fluctuating agricultural markets. A variety of occupational rights may therefore be created. Fields may be let out as ‘pony paddocks’1, buildings may be converted to business uses2, sporting and/or mineral rights may be exploited3, and surplus housing may be let out on assured shorthold tenancies4 or otherwise. Each of these arrangements will require separate investigation.

Farms are often purchased not simply for commercial farming reasons, but also for personal and fiscal reasons

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