Document downloads - Agricultural tenancies
The guidance note was published in June 1995. It offers an interpretation of the Act and prompts consideration of other important, related matters. It also provides commentary on the practical application of the Act in relation to RICS Farm Business Tenancy Agreements.
The supplementary guidance note, which published in 1998, complements and updates the Guidance note on the 1995 Agricultural Tenancies Act and should be read in conjunction with it. It deals with subsequent developments following the introduction of the Act and responds to the wealth of useful information and practical advice received by RICS in response to the original guidance.
RICS Farm Business Tenancy Agreements have continued to evolve. The latest editions can be accessed on isurv at http://isurv.com/site/scripts/documents.aspx?categoryID=104
This document is no longer current and is available on isurv for information only.
These previous 2016 Agreements are now out of print and on isurv for information purposes only.
The RICS/RAU Rural Land Market Survey is the leading survey on demand, supply and prices in the farmland market. The RICS/RAU Farmland Market Directory of Land Prices was launched by our Rural Professional Group after the Farmland Market ceased publication.
H1 covers January to June; H2 covers July to December.
Since the introduction of the original Farm Business Tenancy Agreement (FBTA) suite, there have been a number of updates with the most recent in 2012, 2014, 2016 and February 2020.
The 2014 and 2016 updates were primarily to take account of the introduction of the Basic Payment Scheme (BPS) in place of the Single Payment Scheme (SPS), the associated changes to related environmental schemes and the abolition of milk quotas, as well as other changes such as the availability of the new model clauses as an alternative set of provisions concerning repairs and insurance.
The February 2020 updates were to take account of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union. A further review of the agreements will be undertaken once the terms of the Agriculture Bill 2020 have been settled and enacted.
See also the supplemental user notes: http://isurv.com/site/scripts/documents_info.aspx?documentID=8884&categoryID=104
The February 2020 Agreements are the current versions.