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Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part I GENERAL PROVISIONS

    1. Farm business tenancies

      1. 1. Meaning of “farm business tenancy”.

      2. 2. Tenancies which cannot be farm business tenancies.

      3. 3. Compliance with notice conditions in cases of surrender and re-grant.

    2. Exclusion of Agricultural Holdings Act 1986

      1. 4. Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 not to apply in relation to new tenancies except in special cases.

    3. Termination of the tenancy

      1. 5. Tenancies for more than two years to continue from year to year unless terminated by notice.

      2. 6. Length of notice to quit.

      3. 7. Notice required for exercise of option to terminate tenancy or resume possession of part.

    4. Tenant’s right to remove fixtures and buildings

      1. 8. Tenant’s right to remove fixtures and buildings.

  3. Part II RENT REVIEW UNDER FARM BUSINESS TENANCY

    1. 9. Application of Part II.

    2. 10. Notice requiring statutory rent review.

    3. 11. Review date where new tenancy of severed part of reversion.

    4. 12. Appointment of arbitrator.

    5. 13. Amount of rent.

    6. 14. Interpretation of Part II.

  4. Part III COMPENSATION ON TERMINATION OF FARM BUSINESS TENANCY

    1. Tenant’s entitlement to compensation

      1. 15. Meaning of “tenant’s improvement”.

      2. 16. Tenant’s right to compensation for tenant’s improvement.

    2. Conditions of eligibility

      1. 17. Consent of landlord as condition of compensation for tenant’s improvement.

      2. 18. Conditions in relation to compensation for planning permission.

      3. 19. Reference to arbitration of refusal or failure to give consent or of condition attached to consent.

    3. Amount of compensation

      1. 20. Amount of compensation for tenant’s improvement not consisting of planning permission.

      2. 21. Amount of compensation for planning permission.

      3. 22. Settlement of claims for compensation.

    4. Supplementary provisions with respect to compensation

      1. 23. Successive tenancies.

      2. 24. Resumption of possession of part of holding.

      3. 25. Compensation where reversionary estate in holding is severed.

      4. 26. Extent to which compensation recoverable under agreements.

      5. 27. Interpretation of Part III.

  5. Part IV MISCELLANEOUS AND SUPPLEMENTAL

    1. Resolution of disputes

      1. 28. Resolution of disputes.

      2. 29. Cases where right to refer claim to arbitration under section 28 does not apply.

      3. 30. General provisions applying to arbitrations under Act.

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 31. Mortgages of agricultural land.

      2. 32. Power of limited owners to give consents etc.

      3. 33. Power to apply and raise capital money.

      4. 34. Estimation of best rent for purposes of Acts and other instruments.

      5. 35. Preparation of documents etc. by valuers and surveyors.

    3. Supplemental

      1. 36. Service of notices.

      2. 37. Crown land.

      3. 38. Interpretation.

      4. 39. Index of defined expressions.

      5. 40. Consequential amendments.

      6. 41. Short title, commencement and extent.

    1. Schedule

      CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

      1. The Small Holdings and Allotments Act 1908 (c. 36)

        1. 1.(1) Section 47 of the Small Holdings and Allotments Act...

      2. The Law of Distress Amendment Act 1908 (c. 53)

        1. 2.In section 4(1) of the Law of Distress Amendment Act...

      3. The Allotments Act 1922 (c. 51)

        1. 3.In section 3(7) of the Allotments Act 1922 (provision as...

        2. 4.In section 6(1) of that Act (assessment and recovery of...

      4. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (c. 36)

        1. 5.In section 17(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927...

        2. 6.In section 19(4) of that Act (provisions as to covenants...

      5. The Agricultural Credits Act 1928 (c. 43)

        1. 7.In section 5(7) of the Agricultural Credits Act 1928 (agricultural...

      6. The Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938 (c. 34)

        1. 8.In section 7(1) of the Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938...

      7. The Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection of Civil Interests) Act 1951 (c. 65)

        1. 9.(1) Section 27 of the Reserve and Auxiliary Forces (Protection...

      8. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (c. 56)

        1. 10.In section 43(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954...

        2. 11.In section 51(1) of that Act (extension of Leasehold Property...

        3. 12.In section 69(1) of that Act (interpretation), after the definition...

      9. The Opencast Coal Act 1958 (c. 69)

        1. 13.(1) Section 14 of the Opencast Coal Act 1958 (provisions...

        2. 14.After section 14A of that Act, there shall be inserted—...

        3. 15.(1) Section 24 of that Act (tenant’s right to compensation...

        4. 16.After section 25 of that Act, there shall be inserted—...

        5. 17.(1) Section 26 of that Act (compensation for short-term improvements...

        6. 18.(1) Section 28 of that Act (special provision as to...

        7. 19.In section 51 of that Act (interpretation) in subsection (1)—...

        8. 20.(1) Schedule 7 to that Act (adjustments between landlords and...

      10. The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1963 (c. 11)

        1. 21.(1) Section 22 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1963...

      11. The Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (c. 88)

        1. 22.In section 1(3) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (tenants...

      12. The Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968 (c. 34)

        1. 23.In section 12 of the Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968...

      13. The Land Compensation Act 1973 (c. 26)

        1. 24.In section 48 of the Land Compensation Act 1973 (compensation...

      14. The Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (c. 80)

        1. 25.(1) Section 9 of the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976 (effect...

        2. 26.In Schedule 2 to that Act (meaning of “relevant licence”...

      15. The Rent Act 1977 (c. 42)

        1. 27.For section 10 of the Rent Act 1977 there shall...

        2. 28.(1) Section 137 of that Act (effect on sub-tenancy of...

      16. The Protection from Eviction Act 1977 (c. 43)

        1. 29.In section 8(1) of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977...

      17. The Housing Act 1985 (c. 68)

        1. 30.In Schedule 1 to the Housing Act 1985 (tenancies which...

      18. The Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (c. 70)

        1. 31.In section 14(3) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985...

      19. The Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (c. 5)

        1. 32.In Schedule 6 to the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (eligibility...

      20. The Housing Act 1988 (c. 50)

        1. 33.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

        2. 34.In Schedule 1 to that Act (tenancies which cannot be...

      21. The Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)

        1. 35.(1) Section 65 of the Town and Country Planning Act...

      22. The Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991 (c. 45)

        1. 36.In section 21 of the Coal Mining Subsidence Act 1991...

        2. 37.In Schedule 3 to that Act (property belonging to protected...

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