Agricultural Tenancies

Landmark’s property team have a breath of experience of both advising on, and litigating, a range of issues relating to the property aspects of agriculture and farming. Chambers is ranked in Band 2 in Chambers & Partners for Agriculture and Rural Affairs. Chambers has a range of silks and juniors with experience across all areas, and the cross over with planning matters in this particular sphere of work gives Landmark a real depth of understanding of those issues affecting farm owners and businesses.

In particular, barristers have acted in a range of arbitrations, first instance cases and appellate matters relating to the protection of tenancies of agricultural holdings under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and farm business tenancies under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, including succession rights and issues around forfeiture and bringing tenancies to an end. Further, Landmark’s barristers have appeared in some of the leading cases relating to the protected occupancies and statutory tenancies of agricultural workers houses, both under the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 and the more modern statutory codes.

The interrelationship with other areas of property law also means barristers have experience of boundary disputes, rent reviews, overage and development rights, mortgages and many other landlord and tenant issues relating to farm land, and have an understanding of the particular way that these particular matters affect farms and agricultural land.

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