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Permitted Development Rights for farms - guidance from Tallents Solicitors

Permitted Development Rights – what you need to know about planning permission for farms

23rd September 2020

Planning regulations are complex at the best of times and when it involves agricultural land, it can be a challenge to know what can and can’t be built there, says Alistair Millar, agricultural lawyer and Partner at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell. This can be made even more complicated as there are some exemptions which allow you to proceed with your project without applying for planning permission at all known as Permitted Development Rights.

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Alistair Millar discusses why farming partnerships need to clearly define who owns partnership assets via a partnership agreement

Agricultural tenancies and diversification

30th March 2020

Agricultural tenancies and diversification

With significant challenges being faced by tenant farmers in a post-Brexit world, could diversification be a solution to secure the sustainability and prosperity of a farm, asks Alistair Millar, agricultural lawyer and Partner at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell.

However, tenant farmers who wish to pursue a diversification project face several hurdles along the way, including the provisions of the agricultural tenancy legislation, gaining the landlord’s permission and agreeing terms for a variation to the existing agricultural tenancy. Alistair offers some guidance for success.

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What you need to know about Agricultural Tenancy Reform 2019

19th August 2019

Alistair Millar discusses why farming partnerships need to clearly define who owns partnership assets via a partnership agreement

With data showing that productivity growth in the UK farming industry is extremely low compared to other developed countries and affecting our ability as a nation to compete, grow new markets, have a prosperous farming sector and improve our environment, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has been consulting on ways to reform Agricultural Tenancy Law that will ensure it is fit for the future.

But what does this mean for tenants and landlords alike, asks Alistair Millar, agricultural lawyer and Partner at Tallents Solicitors in Southwell.

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Partnership assets in farming

Don’t make promises you won’t keep – advice for farming families on succession planning

25th July 2019

Proprietary estoppel is a legal claim, which is sometimes argued in farming family disputes

Many farms in the UK rely on the next generation to work alongside family members on the verbal understanding that “One day, all this will be yours.” But what happens when verbal promises are broken? Stephanie Whitchurch, a partner at Tallents Solicitors in Newark looks at a recent appeal on a case of proprietary estoppel.

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Farming in partnership – who owns the partnership assets?

18th March 2019
Alistair Millar discusses why farming partnerships need to clearly define who owns partnership assets via a partnership agreement

“The recent ruling in the case of Wild vs Wild has once again highlighted the importance of carefully written and up to date partnership agreements for farming families, which clearly define who owns the partnership assets,” says Alistair Millar,

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