Agricultural Tenancies (England and Wales)

79.00 GBP

3.0 Hours Formal CPD

The management of agricultural tenancies is a topic of prime importance to the rural estate manager.  Valuers must also have a keen appreciation of the importance of these tenancies to market valuations, compulsory purchase work, and estate and business succession questions. 

Available Classes

Date Price
On Demand (Recording)

Course information

This pair of on-demand classes, recorded in 2016, will provide you with a comprehensive update on developments affecting farm tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986, Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and related tenure arrangements like grazing agreements, contract and share farming.

Who Should Attend

  • Valuers
  • Estate Managers
  • Rural and agricultural valuers
  • Anybody with an interest in farm and estate succession planning



  • Requirements for tenancies under 1986 and 1995 Act
  • How tenancies compare with other forms of occupation
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax on the creation of a farm tenancy
  • Repairing obligations by agreement, and under statute
  • How to deal with improvements
  • Rent review mechanisms
  • Rent review valuation and assessment
  • Q&A

Part 2:

  • Reasons for termination of tenancies, statutory and otherwise
  • Procedures for Notices to Quit and other forms of termination including Surrender and Regrant
  • Compensation and tenant right provisions
  • Tenancy succession on death or retirement including impact on fixed term Farm Business Tenancies
  • Arbitration, First Tier Property Chamber/Agricultural Lands Tribunal, expert determination, alternative dispute resolution
  • Q&A
  • Follow-up Forum


The on-demand course will be a combination of structured learning points, using a Powerpoint presentation. They were originally recorded as a live session in 2016. Once you are enrolled, you have access to all course materials.


*This course will be available for 14 days from the date of purchase

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Learning outcomes

  • Advise on matters to be considered in establishing a new tenancy agreement, both Farm Business Tenancies and succession tenancies under the 1986 Act
  • Evaluate alternative tenure arrangements including contract and share farming, grazing and other agreements
  • Supervise matters requiring attention during the continuation of a tenancy, eg repairing responsibilities and other tenancy obligations of landlord and tenant
  • Prepare for and undertake Rent Reviews in accordance with legal requirements and published guidance
  • Advise on the termination of farm tenancies
  • Consider the valuation requirements which arise on the termination of a tenancy
  • Advise on succession issues following the death or retirement of a tenant farmer
  • Understand the various dispute mechanisms available to resolve matters which cannot be settled through negotiation, and the surveyor’s role within them.
  • Presenter


    Charles Cowap


    Additional information

    Next available start date: No live dates, recording available

    Presenter: Charles Cowap

    Category: Land

    Price: 79.00 GBP

    Member price: 69.00 GBP

    Course Type: Web Class