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AuthorNigel Davis
Agricultural Tenancies 3rd edition Agricultural Tenancies 3rd edition

Nigel Davis

Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing

© Nigel Davis, 2018

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0

ISBN: 9780854902354

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Second edition 2009

This edition published in 2018 by

Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing

Wildy & Sons Ltd
Lincoln’s Inn Archway
Carey Street
London WC2A 2JD

Typeset by Heather Jones, North Petherton, Somerset.

Printed in Great Britain by CPI Antony Rowe, Chippenham, Wiltshire.

This book is dedicated to the memory of my late grandfather, Harry Ruscoe, who passed on to me his love of farming and farm animals way back in the 1950s, and to Philip Binder, agricultural auctioneer and valuer, who persuaded me to specialise in agricultural law when I moved to Ashbourne in the mid-1970s.


Preface xv Table of Cases xvii Table of Statutes xix Table of Statutory Instruments xxv Table of HM Revenue and Customs Material xxvii Table of European Material xxix


1 Basic Information 3

1.1 Introduction 3
1.2 Sources 4
1.2.1 Farm business tenancies 4
1.2.2 Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies 4
1.3 Glossary 5

2 Checklist to Decide on the Relevant Legislation

Applicable to a Tenancy 9

2.1 Lettings of agricultural land in connection with a
trade or business 9
2.1.1 Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 9
2.1.2 Succession provisions 10
2.1.3 Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 10
2.2 Lettings of non-agricultural land for trade or

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