Tenant Farming Forum Publications
Please click any of the publications below for all the latest guidance and information from the TFF.
- Summary Guide to Scottish Agricultural Rent Reviews 2013
Summary Guide to Scottish Agricultural Rent Reviews 2013
- Guidance on Resolution of Disputes - July 2013
- Guidance on Farm Diversification - July 2013
- Updated Summary of TFF Work Streams – May 2013
The attached is a brief summary of the TFF work streams providing an overview of the position and the actions that TFF and TFF members have agreed or should consider as a basis for action.
- The Tenant Farming Forum - Guide to Good Practice
This Guide to Good Practice in rent reviews provides a summary of TFFs recommended practice in conducting a rent review. This will highlight what parties can expect of the process and their responsibilities. The TFF believe implementation of this Guide will reduce conflict by improving the practical operation of rent reviews. A more comprehensive guide to rent reviews can be found in the Practitioners’ Guide to Scottish Agricultural Rent Reviews (to be published autumn 2013).
- Submission of Evidence to the Land Reform Review Group
The Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) is a membership organisation of specialist professional and industry bodies with a direct involvement in Scottish agricultural land use and land management, and with a particular emphasis on agricultural tenancies and the tenanted agricultural land sector.
- Vicarious Liability Impact on Agricultural Holdings
The Wildlife and Natural Environment (Scotland) Act 2011 (WANE Act) introduced the concept of holding a person liable for certain criminal actions of another person, where specific relationships exist between them and where the criminality involves specific offences relating to wild birds.
- Report on the Group's Deliberations and Recommendations to the TFF and Scottish Government
In August 2012, the Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) established the Rent Review Working Group (RRWG) to examine how the rent review process works in practice and identify what, if any, changes or improvements need to be made to rent reviews. The report ‘Review of Agricultural Rent Review Procedures in Scotland’ has now been published.
- THE PUBLIC SERVICES REFORM (AGRICULTURAL HOLDINGS) (SCOTLAND) ORDER 2011 - Information Note
This information note has been prepared by the Tenant Farming Forum in order to help explain the changes made to Agricultural Holdings legislation by the Public Services Reform (Agricultural Holdings) (Scotland) (Order) 2011 (the “Order”). They do not form any part of this Order and have not been endorsed by the Scottish Government or the Scottish Parliament.
- Succession and Assignation - Traditional (1991 Act) Agricultural Tenancies
Because agricultural leases involve personal choice of the tenant by the landlord, at common law there is normally an implied prohibition against legatees. Most modern written leases also contain outright prohibition of bequests of the tenant’s interest.
- Suggested Best practice for Rent Reviews
On a national level, agricultural rent reviews have tended to be driven by commodity price cycles rather than the three year review period provided for in the agricultural holdings legislation. As a result, in those cases where reviews have not been sought for many years, changes in proposed rents may on the face of things appear to be disproportionate.
- Statutory Provisions Governing Rent Review in Agricultural Tenancy Holdings: History and Development
This paper has been prepared on behalf of the RICS Delegation to TFF, at the Chairman’s suggestion, following discussion at the Forum’s meeting on 7 December 2009, prompted by criticism of the rent review regime and practice by STFA, published in the national and farming press.
- Taxation and Impact on Letting of Land
To review the impacts UK land and assets taxation has on the letting of farmland in Scotland, in response to recommendation 9 of the Tenant Farming Forum, with a view to considering what action might be taken to help new entrants gain access to land.
- Getting New Talent into the Industry - A Guide to Methods for a Phased Entry into Farming
The aim of this guide is to give new entrants some ideas on how they might get established, and to give landowners and farmers some ideas on how they can bring fresh talent into their businesses, and operate land in a range of ways which best suits their objectives.
- Barriers to New Entrants to Scottish Farming
This is report presents the literature review of research into the new entrant issue the responses from the consultation, the results of the six regional workshops, and the results of a questionnaire survey. <br> <small>Published 22/05/08</small>
- Assisting New Entrants into Scottish Farming - Recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary
Following a paper submitted to the Cabinet Secretary, Mr Richard Lochhead, by the Tenant Farming Forum (TFF) concerning the difficulties that new entrants were experiencing in gaining a foothold in the industry he asked the TFF to undertake an investigation and consultation with the following remit:<br> <small>Published 22/05/08</small>
- Helping New Entrants into Agriculture
- TFF Guide to the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003
- TFF Guide to Good Relations between Landlord and Tenants
- Limited Partnerships and 1991 Act Tenancies
- Agricultural Holdings Act (Scotland) 2003 - Section 16 (Fixed Equipment)
Tenant Farming Forum (Scotland) Guidance Note<br> <small>Published 28/06/07</small>