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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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Breaking the ties – can an agricultural tie be removed?

23rd April 2018

Property which is subject to an agricultural tie will often be offered for sale at a price substantially below market value, potentially making it very attractive to a purchaser. However, it’s important to realise that removing an agricultural tie is not a straightforward process.

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Messing about on the river; watercourses, boundaries and riparian rights – what landowners need to know

19th March 2018
Alistair Millar Land which either has a watercourse flowing across it or abuts a natural watercourse, automatically confers ‘riparian rights’ on the landowner. But what exactly does this mean? Alistair Millar, agricultural solicitor and Partner at Tallents Solicitors, looks at the legal rights in more detail. What is a watercourse? “Firstly,” says Alistair, “it’s important to… Read more