Agricultural Tenancies, Farm Business Tenancies and Grazing Licences

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Course Overview

This course will look at the options available to a landowner who wants to make their land available to a farmer. Although agricultural tenancies can no longer be created, previous supposedly ‘informal’ arrangements which are still continuing (many of these agreements run for decades and across generations of farmer) may in fact have given rise to such a tenancy. 

During this webinar Richard Quenby will consider the consequences of such arrangements and will also examine the scope which farm business tenancies provide for diversification (i.e. carrying out non-agricultural activities (e.g. farm shops, petting zoos, corporate hospitality events) on agricultural land.

This course will consider the following topics:

  • Tenancies of Agricultural Holdings
    • AHA 1986
    • Annual tenancies
    • Conversion tenancies & licences
    • Succession
    • Termination
    • Contracting-out
  • Farm Business Tenancies
    • Business Condition
    • Agriculture Condition
    • Notice Condition
  • Grazing Licences
    • Grazing or mowing (or both)
    • Challenging a grazing licence
  • Tenant claims for compensation
  • Landlord claims for dilapidations
  • Contracting out

What are the requirements?

  • Watch 1 hour recorded webinar
  • This course provides one CPD point

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Appreciate the relevance of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
    • Know which tenancies are governed by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986
    • Be familiar with and able to identify Farm Business Tenancy Agreements
    • Be able to advise the client regarding business, agricultural and notice conditions
    • Feel confident when advising the client (landlord or tenant) regarding agricultural tenancy matters
    • Understand the impact which the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 had upon grazing licenses

What is the target audience?

  • Agrigultural and property practitioners



About Instructor - Richard Quenby

Richard was called to the Bar in 1985. For the next thirteen years he practised at the Chancery Bar in Manchester, where he specialised in landlord and tenant, commercial property and insolvency work.

Richard now works as a freelance writer, tutor and lecturer. His published articles have appeared in Estates Gazette, Property Week, Legal Week and The Lawyer. He is also the co-author of Flat Schemes in Residential and Mixed Use Developments, published by Bloomsbury Publishing.

Course Curriculum

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar


  • Slides
    7 Page