Agricultural leases covered by new code

March 8, 2019

A new code of practice for agreeing and managing agricultural leases has been issued by Scotland’s Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh, following full consultation with the country’s farming and landowning organisations.


Tenant farmers call for interim commissioner to oversee sector

March 1, 2015

Just as RICS revealed misgivings over both the content and timing of tenancy reform measures, the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA) was calling for an interim Tenant Farming Commissioner to be established to ensure no one undertook evasive action before the changes were put on the statute book.


Review group reveals plans to improve farm tenancy sector

January 28, 2015

The option to trade farm tenancies on the open market, powers to force badly behaved landowners to sell their holdings and plans to base rents on the productive capacity of a farm were among the proposals put forward by the agricultural holdings legislation review group yesterday.


Court ruling on landmark farm tenancy case could cost public purse millions

January 19, 2015

One of the most protracted legal cases involving tenancy matters has taken a step forward with The Lord President Lord Gill ruling in the Court of Session that the Lord Advocate should pay half the costs incurred by East Lothian landowner Alistair Salvesen during part of what has become known as the Salvesen-Riddell case.