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Do a landlord’s duties in relation to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, gas and electrical safety in residential properties also extend to tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 or the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 where they include a farmhouse? Where a cottage within such a tenancy has been sublet, would compliance with the obligations apply to the head landlord or the intermediate landlord?

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Published on LexisPSL on 24/06/2020

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  • Do a landlord’s duties in relation to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, gas and electrical safety in residential properties also extend to tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 or the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 where they include a farmhouse? Where a cottage within such a tenancy has been sublet, would compliance with the obligations apply to the head landlord or the intermediate landlord?
  • Agricultural tenancies and residential property let to agricultural workers generally
  • Specific obligations in relation to fitness of accommodation let to agricultural workers
  • Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/1693
  • Does CSMA 2015 apply to agricultural tenancies?
  • Who is responsible for complying with CSMA 2015?
  • The Gas Safety Regulations 1998, SI 1998/2451
  • Does GSR 1998 apply to agricultural tenancies?
  • Who is responsible for complying with GSR 1998?
  • Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, SI 2020/312
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Do a landlord’s duties in relation to smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, gas and electrical safety in residential properties also extend to tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 or the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 where they include a farmhouse? Where a cottage within such a tenancy has been sublet, would compliance with the obligations apply to the head landlord or the intermediate landlord?

Agricultural tenancies and residential property let to agricultural workers generally

The Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (ATA 1995) governs tenancies of agricultural holdings created on or after 1 September 1995. The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986) continues to apply to all agricultural tenancies created before 1 September 1995, and to certain tenancies (principally succession tenancies) granted after that date which are specifically excluded from the application of ATA 1995. AHA 1986 continues to apply to tenancies granted by a written contract of tenancy entered into before 1 September 1995 and indicating (in whatever terms) that AHA 1986 is to apply in relation to that tenancy. See Practice Note: Agricultural tenancies to which the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 continues to apply.

Note that where a farm cottage or the like is let to a farm worker, there are two types of statutory protection for agricultural workers, depending on the date on which the worker’s occupation of the property began. For occupation which began before

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