Farm tenancies are always very particular to circumstances and must be tailored to suit both Landlord and Tenant. Farmers simply adopting standard format will not take full advantage of the provisions such as rent review, security of tenure, rights to compensation and dealings with single farm payments that are available., Advice should always be sought on how the parties see themselves at the end of the tenancy before they enter it.
For Landlords and farmers with the benefit of an existing tenancy, a comprehensive review of the agreed term compared to the potential benefits of a new agreement, should be a matter of course. A great many landowners and Tenants are not taking advantage of the full range of benefits available in the legislations. Practical and sensible advice is available from any of the agriculture team at Dyne Drewett in our offices located in Sherborne, Shepton Mallet and Wincanton.