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Agricultural tenancies ?? a summary

It is a long established principle that agricultural tenancies should fall outside of the normal Landlord and Tenant laws that apply to other types of property. There are two main acts that strictly govern the nature and terms of the tenancies.  Knowing what sort of tenancy you have (even if unwritten) is crucial in knowing what rights both parties may have.
The table below gives a brief summary of the main features of each type of tenancy:

In short, the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 is generally far more preferential towards Landlords compared to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 which is generally more favourable towards Tenants. Knowing which legislation applies to your tenancies, whether you are the landlord or the tenant, is vital in securing your interest.