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No. 237 The Model Clauses for Agricultural Tenancies in England and Wales (Second Edition)


No. 237 The Model Clauses for Agricultural Tenancies in England and Wales (Second Edition)

ISBN 978 1 901 434 97 2

Price: £75


Statutory regulations setting a default division of liabilities between the agricultural landlord and tenant for the maintenance and insurance of fixed equipment in England and Wales were first introduced in 1948 as part of the post-war legislation to strengthen and develop the industry. They have become part of the fabric of the sector with many tenancies simply relying on their existence to cover these issues. The regulations were overhauled 25 years later in 1973 and now, 42 further years on, new regulations come into force (for England only at this stage) at the beginning of October 2015. Substantially overhauled, they respond to the changes in modern farming practice and equipment, introducing new items to which the regulations will apply and changing certain liabilities.

Encouraged by the Macdonald Farming Regulation Task Force, these new regulations have developed through the work of the Tenancy Reform Industry Group (TRIG), and a DEFRA consultation. The CAAV’s Secretariat has been closely involved throughout this process with the support of members of the Association’s Property Committee in seeking clarification and modernisation of these important provisions in the new Model Clauses, SI 2015 No. 950.

This publication has been prepared in the light of that experience and involvement. The CAAV also records here its grateful thanks to DEFRA officials for their kind review of a draft of this text. The observations, interpretation and commentary remain those of the CAAV.

Agricultural valuers and other practitioners will find this numbered publication a very useful work of reference from which they will be able to find necessary guidance for years to come.

Lastly, thanks are due to the CAAV’s Secretary and Adviser, Jeremy Moody and Sarah Chorlton for their extensive work leading to and in the preparation of this publication.

Please note this product is available as a hard copy only and will be dispatched free of charge via Royal Mail 2nd class delivery.

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