The legalities of farm tenancies vary widely depending on when the tenancy was created, it is also important to be aware that a farm tenancy differs from the law relating to agricultural holdings.
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Below you will find some background information on the legalities surrounding this area of the law, to help you get an idea of your options.
- A tenancy created on or after 1 September 1995 is likely to be a farm business tenancy and subject to the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
- Differing from Agricultural Holdings, provided a farming business is carried on at the outset and notices were served, the agricultural use can be minimal allowing for diversification. If no notices have been served then the use must be wholly or primarily agricultural.
See also our Agricultural factsheet (PDF).