Agricultural Tenant’s Request for Consent to Improvements
This Agricultural Tenant’s Request for Consent to Improvements should be used by a Farm Business Tenant to seek the Landlord’s consent to the making of improvements.
Farm Business Tenants can claim compensation when they quit the holding for improvements they have made 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.
In order to claim compensation, the Tenant must have obtained the Landlord’s consent under Section 17 of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 to the making of the improvement. This request letter can be used to seek the Landlord’s consent. It sets out the proposed improvements and asks for the Landlord’s response.
The Landlord may decide to grant consent unconditionally or subject to conditions (see the Improvement Consent letter) or refuse consent (see the Improvement Refusal letter). If the Tenant is unhappy with the Landlord’s response, the Tenant can take the matter to arbitration.
This Agricultural Tenant’s Request for 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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