Agricultural Law and Valuation
- Module code
- Module leader
- Simon Smith
- Module level
- Module credits
- Min study time
- 150 hours
- Contact Hrs within study time
- 50 hours
- Teaching period
- Semester 1
- Agricultural holdings legislation.
- Farm business tenancies.
- The valuation of end of tenancy compensation.
- Rental valuations.
- Disputes resolution.
- Annual stocktaking valuations.
- Joint ventures (contract farming; share farming).
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the operation of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986) and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (ATA 1995).
- Prepare advice for owners and occupiers of let agricultural property based on the relevant legal constraints and the personal circumstances of the individuals.
- Prepare advice for owners of in-hand agricultural property on the issues arising on letting and on the alternative arrangements available.
- Prepare valuations for rent and compensation under the AHA 1986 and the ATA 1995.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practice of on-farm valuations of stock for tax and compensation purposes.
|Coursework||Take away test||30%|
|Examination||Unseen exam (2 hours)||40%|
Students should be familiar with the content of the following:
- Rodgers, C.P. (2008) Agricultural law. 3rd ed. Tottel Publishing
- Sydenham, A. and Mainwaring, N. (1995) Farm business tenancies: the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. Jordan Publishing
- Williams, P., Cardwell, M.N. and Williams, V. (2015) Scammell, Densham and Williams law of agricultural holdings. 10th ed. Lexis Nexis
- Williams, R.G. (2008) Agricultural valuations: a practical guide. 4th ed. EG Books