Policy & Lobbying
Agricultural Holdings

Scottish Land & Estates sits on the Tenant Farming Forum (TFF), which was set up within the agricultural industry and has as its primary purpose “to help to promote a healthy farm tenanted sector in Scotland”. As such, Scottish Land & Estates is fully engaged with all industry discussions which concern agricultural landlord and tenant issues and the complex legislation.

Scottish Land & Estates has nominated Andrew Howard, Stuart Young, Robert Balfour and Richard Blake (Legal Adviser) as its representatives on TFF and they are supported by a specialist sub-group of agricultural law experts which advises, where required, on technical legal issues.

Recent work includes detailed scrutiny of the proposals, which followed recommendations from TFF to the Scottish Government, to amend the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Acts 1991 and 2003. The TFF has published a note on suggested best practice for rent reviews as well as other useful publications.

Scottish Land & Estates is committed to working with others to ensure that the tenant farming sector thrives and works for both tenant and landlord. Scottish Land & Estates welcomes the Scottish Government’s Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review and has sought to engage as constructively as possible in the process.

You can view Scottish Land & Estates Response:Review of Agricultural Holdings Legislation here...


    Information Sheets

    • 31/07/2017 - Ag Holdings 06. Housing in Agricultural Tenancies
      This information sheet provides information on the common queries and points to note regarding housing in agricultural tenancies.
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    • 25/04/2013 - Ag Holdings 04: Supreme Court Judgement in Salvesen V Riddell
      Ten years after the enactment of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003, an important subsection of that Act (s 72(10)) has been held by the Supreme Court to be outwith the competency of the Scottish Parliament, in that a landlord’s rights under article 1 of the First Protocol of the European Convention of Human Righ
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    • 14/06/2012 - Ag Holdings 03: Agricultural Tenancies: Fixed Equipment
      This Information Sheet provides a general summary of the law relating to fixed equipment.
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    • 14/06/2012 - Ag Holdings 02: Agricultural Tenancies: Types of Tenancies
      This Information Sheet provides a summary of the various agricultural tenancies available in Scotland. These are: 1991 Act Tenancies; Short Limited Duration Tenancies (“SLDT”); Limited Duration Tenancies (“LDT”); and Grazing or mowing Leases (“Grazing Leases”).
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    • 09/05/2011 - Ag Holdings 01: The Public Services Reform (Ag Holdings) (S) Order 2011
        Prior to its dissolution the Scottish Parliament approved the Public Services Reform (Agricultural Holdings) (Scotland) Order 2011 (SSI 232/2011) on 21 March 2011. The Order came into force on 22 March 2011. The Order implements some of the recommendations of the Tenant Farming Forum and amends both the Agricultural Holdings
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