- Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 & related legislation
- Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 and farm business tenancies
- Valuation of end of tenancy compensation
- Rental valuations
- Dispute resolution
- Annual stocktaking valuations
- Joint ventures (contract and share farming; partnerships)
To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:
- Demonstrate and critically analyse the operation of the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986) and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 (ATA 1995).
- Evaluate and prepare advice for owners and occupiers of let agricultural property based on the relevant legal constraints and the personal circumstances of the individuals.
- Evaluate and prepare advice for owners of in-hand agricultural property and critically analyse 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||Scheduled in-class mini tests||60%|
|Examination||1 x 2 hour unseen exam with pre-seen scenario||40%|
Assessments may differ in 2020/21 due to adjustments for Covid-19. Please check Gateway for the latest regulations.
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