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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976

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Amendment of Agricultural Holdings Act 1948 s.24(2)(g) and Sch. 1

16Operation of notice to quit given by reason of death of tenant

(1)In subsection (2) of section 24 (restrictions on operation of notices to quit) of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1948—

(a)for paragraph (g) (by virtue of which the consent of the Agricultural Land Tribunal to a notice to quit cannot be required under subsection (1) of that section if the notice is given within three months after, and by reason of, the death of the tenant with whom the contract of tenancy was made) there shall be substituted—

(g)there had died within three months before the date of the giving of the notice to quit a person who immediately before his death was the sole (or sole surviving) tenant under the contract of tenancy, and it is stated in the notice that it is given by reason of the matter aforesaid.; and

(b)after that paragraph there shall be added— In paragraph (g) of this subsection ' tenant' does not include an executor, administrator, committee of the estate, trustee in bankruptcy or other person deriving title from a tenant by operation of law.

(2)This section shall apply to any notice to quit given after the passing of this Act.

17Covenant against assignment

In Schedule 1 to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1948 (matters for which provision is to be made in written tenancy agreements), after paragraph 9 there shall be added—

10A covenant by the tenant not to assign, sub-let or part with possession of the holding or any part thereof without the landlord's consent in writing..

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