Improvements Consent under Section 17 of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995

Agricultural Landlord’s Consent to Improvements

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This Agricultural Landlord’s Consent to Improvements should be used when a Farm Business Tenant has sought consent to the making of improvements to the holding. 

Improvements are defined as any physical improvement which is made on the holding by the Tenant by their own effort or wholly or partly at his own expense, and also any intangible advantage which is obtained for the holding by the Tenant by their own effort or wholly or partly at their own expense and which becomes attached to the holding. Examples of intangible advantages include milk quotas and planning permissions which have not been implemented.

This Consent letter allows the Landlord to grant consent either unconditionally or subject to conditions. If the Landlord has decided to refuse consent, the Improvement Refusal letter should be used instead.

The only condition that may be imposed is that the Tenant agrees to vary the terms of the Tenancy. This letter has an optional paragraph setting out the variation the Landlord requires.

If the improvement involves the making of an application for planning permission, the letter must include a statement complying with section 18 of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995. The statement confirms that the Landlord’s consent is given for the purpose of enabling specified physical improvements to be made or enabling the tenant to effect a change of use.

There is an optional paragraph containing this wording.

This Agricultural Landlord’s Consent to Improvements is in open format. Either enter the requisite details in the highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.

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