Tenancies

Since 1995 all new agricultural tenancies are called ‘Farm Business Tenancies’.  We can provide expert advice for both landlords and tenants in relation to:

  • Negotiating terms
  • Drafting new agreements
  • Single farm payment considerations
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax considerations
  • Alternatives to farm business tenancies, such as grazing licences or commercial leases

We advise on agricultural tenancies under the old system, governed by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA), particularly in relation to succession issues and new agreements which are still intended to be governed under the AHA.

We also advise on commercial tenancies which are not primarily of an agricultural nature, notably:

  • Equine
  • Shooting
  • Woodland
  • Fishing
  • Recreational
  • Holiday cottages and B&B
  • Farm shops

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How we can help

We can help farmers & land owners with all their legal needs. Please get in touch to find out more.

Meet the team

Marcus Thorpe
Partner & Head of Agriculture & Rural Property
Agriculture & Rural Property
01722 426932
07876 068 221
Agriculture & Rural Property
Simi Kenth
Legal Assistant
Agriculture & Rural Property
01722 426983
Agriculture & Rural Property
Charlotte West
Legal Assistant
Agriculture & Rural Property
01722 426928
Agriculture & Rural Property
Rebecca Haines
Legal Secretary
Agriculture & Rural Property
01722 426949
Agriculture & Rural Property

First person - Agriculture

Marcus Thorpe