Agricultural Law is tightly regulated by Agricultural Holdings legislation. This is a complex area of law so it is important to have up-to-date and expert advice on its impact on your business.
Also, many farmers are now diversifying into non-agricultural businesses, including renewable energy, farm shops, specialised food products, and leisure and hospitality. There can be several legal aspects of a rural diversification project you will need to consider, such as compliance with tenancy legislation and brand protection.
How can Thorntons help?
Our Land and Rural Business team has developed a strong reputation for advising on all aspects of Agricultural Law. With a team which includes specialists who have been accredited by The Law Society of Scotland, we are well placed to advise both landlords and tenants across Scotland in connection with:
- Traditional, secure agricultural tenancies
- Limited duration tenancies
- Short limited duration tenancies
- Grazing and mowing leases
- Renunciation, resumption and termination
- Statutory notices
- Compensation payments
- Repairs and renewals
- Contract farming agreements
- Rural diversification projects
- Land Court disputes
- Tenant’s Right to Buy