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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

Stephanie Dennis - Senior Associate

Stephanie Dennis

Senior Associate

+44 (0) 1604 463372

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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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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill."
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Latest testimonials

"Denise Wilkinson exhibits great knowledge and attention to detail."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"I work regularly with Denise Wilkinson who is exceptional in every way.” 
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Denise Wilkinson provides excellent advice on a range of property matters in a concise and clear way which is readily understood.”

Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500








Latest testimonials

“Hewitsons is an impressive practice – client-focused, efficient and effective. The firm punches well above its weight.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Great communication, reasonable fees, good value for the money.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

Latest testimonials

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500


"The whole team offers excellent customer service, being responsive and timely with its advice"
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“A dynamic yet pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

“Hewitsons has high professional standards. They are well informed, cover all of our necessary disciplines and cover them well. They are always available at short notice when required.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500




Latest testimonials

Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘.
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500