Agricultural Tenancies

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

Key Contacts

Christopher

Christopher Lindley
Partner

+44 1738 621212
clindley@thorntons-law.co.uk

Linsey

Linsey Barclay-Smith
Partner

+44 131 240 8874
lbarclay-smith@thorntons-law.co.uk

Our Local Offices

We have offices across Scotland, offering legal advice and property services

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Dundee

+44(0)1382 229111

Anstruther

+44(0)1333 314395

Arbroath

+44(0)1241 872683

Cupar

+44(0)1334 652285

Edinburgh

+44(0)131 225 8705

Forfar

+44(0)1307 466886

Kirkcaldy

+44(0)1592 268608

Montrose

+44(0)1674 673444

Perth

+44(0)1738 621212

St Andrews

+44(0)1334 477107

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