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Agricultural Tenancies

Agricultural Tenancies

About

We advise and assist on all types of agricultural tenancies providing support for landowners throughout the life of a tenancy. We know how tenancies can be at the heart of a rural business, whether for the Landlord or the Tenant, and can provide opportunity as well as valuable income.

Farm Tenancies

We provide specialist advice on Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies, assisting with questions covering rent review, tenant security, succession and notices to quit. We also advise on surrender and re-grant which may afford the Landlord valuable Agricultural Property Relief from Inheritance Tax. We are often called upon to assist with regaining possession of land to unlock development potential as part of structuring a development sale.

We prepare Farm Business Tenancies and advise on matter arising from lettings of farm land and buildings including breaches of covenant, tenant improvements, rent review and termination.

We also deal with commercial lettings of farm buildings to non-agricultural tenants including the preparation and negotiation of tenancy agreements and where necessary precedent documents for use on farm.

Farm Cottages

We are involved in ongoing lettings for our clients including preparing residential tenancies as and when the need arises and also preparing proforma documents for use by the landowner him or herself. Lettings to third parties are mostly assured shorthold tenancies but we also advise on protected tenancies for farm workers including preparing tenancy agreements, often on retirement. We can also assist in ensuring that farm workers do not obtain unintended protection under the law and assist with notices to quit.

Key Contacts

Denise Wilkinson - Partner

Denise Wilkinson

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532743

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Gareth Williams - Partner

Gareth Williams

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463344

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Stephanie Dennis - Associate

Stephanie Dennis

Associate

+44 (0) 1604 463372

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"Charles Hewitson is involved at all levels on a personal and business level. He is an excellent leader and ambassador for the firm."
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Latest testimonials

"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
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Latest testimonials

"Susanne Hinde is particularly good and ensures a clear and rapid response of all of the team members."
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