60 Land ownership

60 Land ownership

One of the prime requirements of a farming partnership is to ensure that, unless the parties expressly agree otherwise, on termination of the agreement the land reverts to the exclusive occupation of the landowner. In the context of a commercial farming partnership, this is commonly achieved by giving the partners a non-exclusive licence to share occupation of the land with the landowner, relying on the principle laid down in Harrison-Broadley v Smith1. It follows that all the persons entitled to occupation of the land to be used by the partnership, whether as owner or tenant,