An Introduction to the Agricultural Holdings Act - Occupation & Succession Planning
This webinar will cover the changes to Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies introduced by the Agriculture Act 2020.
The continued relevance of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 to rural property advisors is indisputable when, according to DEFRA, in 2017 approximately 20,500 farms in England had an Agricultural Holdings Act tenancy with these agreements covering 1.4m hectares of land in England.
If you would like an introduction to the Act and to understand its significance to rural occupation and succession planning, then this webinar will appeal to you.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- An introduction to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986:
- The background to the Act
- The extent to which the Act is still relevant
- How to identify whether the Act applies to a third party occupation:
- Exploring the meaning of ‘agriculture’ under the Act
- Examining the statutory exceptions
- Understanding the relevance of the 1 September 1995
- An overview of the statutory regime of the Act:
- Security of tenure under the Act
- Implied terms into oral tenancies
- What are the model clauses?
- An introduction to rent review under the Act
- Statutory succession:
- Retirement notices and the removal of the minimum age requirement
- Removal of the commercial unit test from the eligibility criteria
- Simplification of the suitability test
This pre-recorded webinar will be streamed at 12:30pm on Wednesday 22nd September 2021 and will remain available to view by delegates who have registered by then for 90 days.
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