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GUIDANCE

The Tenant Farming Commissioner has published a number of guides to topical issues within the tenant farming sector.

Guidance publications

  • Tenant Farming

TFC Guide to General Statutory Compliance on Agricultural Holdings

705.98 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to - Relinquishment and Assignation

TFC Guide to Relinquishment and Assignation

745.91 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to - the Use of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings for non-Agricultural Purposes (Diversification)

TFC Diversification Guide

535.48 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The Professional Conduct of Agents and How to make a Complaint

This guide outlines the standards expected of professional agents working for landlords and tenants of agricultural holdings. It provides information on how and where to complain about an agent who does not adhere to the relevant standards. For the purposes of this guide, agents comprise of surveyors, factors, land agents, solicitors and any other professional adviser acting for either party.

179.41 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – Tree Planting on Tenanted Agricultural Holdings

This guide provides information for landlords and tenants who might be considering planting trees on tenanted agricultural holdings. It outlines tenants and landlords rights to planting trees and provides information on applying for permission to plant.

236.01 KB

  • Tenant Farming

Late Payment of Rent – Important Advice to Tenants

134.98 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – Joint Ventures with New Entrants

Produced by the Scottish Land Commission, in conjunction with partner organisations: SAC, NFUS, James Hutton Institute

1.77 MB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The use of Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Scottish agricultural holdings sector

This guide outlines some of the ways in which the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) can we be used in order to resolve disputes without going to court. It provides information on which ADR process to choose and when to seek further assistance. Users of this guide are advised, however, to obtain independent legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances before acting upon any of the information contained in this guide.

197.13 KB

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A Guide to – The Essential Features of the Modern Limited Duration Tenancy

This guide summarises the essential features of the legislation relating to Modern Limited Duration Tenancy’s (MLDT’s) and every care has been taken to ensure that it accurately reflects the main features of the current legislation. Users of the guide are advised, however, to obtain independent legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances before acting upon any of the information contained in this guide.

213.92 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – The 2016 Land Reform (Scotland) Act

This guide summarises the main features of the legislation and the implications for landlords and tenants of agricultural holdings.

133.33 KB

  • Tenant Farming

A Guide to – Transfer of Tenancies by Assignation and Succession

This guide outlines the ways in which an agricultural tenancy can be passed on to another person. It includes information on whether and how a tenancy might be assigned during a tenant’s lifetime; bequeathing a tenancy; and intestate transfer of a tenancy. Users of this guide are advised to obtain independent legal advice relevant to their particular circumstances before acting upon any of the information contained in this guide.

213.89 KB