Agriculture

A Guide to the Agricultural Holdings Act

Tenancies created under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (‘AHA’) allow agricultural holdings to be let by the land owner to a tenant. Agricultural holdings can include land and buildings used for horticulture, livestock, grazing and various other uses, but the use must be commercial in nature (so grazing land for privately owned horses will not constitute an agricultural holding, whereas grazing land let to a riding school will). Rent reviews under AHA tenancies are dealt with by the Act.

Guide to Buying a Farm

Between 2006 and 2016, the value of farmland increased by 277% according to a report by Savills. This certainly makes agricultural land a sound investment but it also means that care needs to be taken when buying and selling such a valuable commodity

Guide to Farm Business Tenancies

Tenancies created under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 allow land to be let as a Farm Business Tenancy if all or part of the land is farmed for a business or trade that is wholly or primarily agricultural. This could include farm shops, food processing, and the provisions of recreational facilities. Rent reviews under FBTs are dealt with by the Act.

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