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.
Scottish Government may be forced to pay compensation to tenant farmers affected by flawed legislation passed more than a decade ago.
Two young farmers facing eviction from their farms due to flawed legislation have invited politicians to come and see first-hand the "emotional and financial stress" caused by having to leave their farm businesses.
Farm leaders have issued guidance on selling a company owning tenanted farms which are subject to a pre-emptive right to buy (PRTB).
A growing number of landowners chose not to re-let land in 2015, according to findings from the fourth annual agricultural land occupation survey for Scotland.
Confidence to lease out land or take on new tenancies will be seriously damaged if the government allows secure tenancies to be sold for value, warns a group of farmers and landlords in the north-east.
Scottish Government has been warned amendments to the upcoming Land Reform Bill will almost certainly face legal challenge.
Farm leaders have called for greater transparency over rent proposals on tenant farms.
Scottish tenant farmers and landlords are once more at loggerheads over rents.
A Highland estate owner has formed a special tenancy partnership with his estate manager to enable him to start his own farming enterprise.
There are still points of contention but the prospect of changes to tenancy legislation has taken a step forward this week.
Proposals to widen tenants’ succession rights and convert secure tenancies could result in landowners requiring around £600million in compensation from the government, claims Scottish Land and Estates (SLE).
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.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) this week warned that proposals put forward for two key pieces of Scottish Government legislation were unlikely to achieve what they set out to deliver.
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.
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.
The long-awaited final report from the government group tasked with breathing life into Scotland's tenanted farming sector is expected before the end of the month.
Tenants from all seven Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) starter farms are to meet regularly to share their experiences as they develop their farming businesses.
Landowners have been urged to move on from the debate surrounding the Absolute Right to Buy (ARTB) and “show a bit of courage” by making more farmland available to let.
Farm minister Richard Lochhead has pledgedhis full commitment to helping Scots farmers implement the new Common Agricultural Policy (Cap).
A joint initiative aimed at applying a common sense test to farm rent reviews is now up and running.
Three of the leading membership organisations in the country have joined forces to launch an initiative aimed at applying a common sense test to farm rent reviews.
Scottish tenant farmers and landowners are set to be surveyed about their views on tenancy issues such as rent reviews and dispute resolution.
The majority of Scots tenant farmers and landlords are satisfied with their current arrangement, although industry remains split on the Absolute Right to Buy (ARTB), according to results of two government surveys.
The body representing Scots tenant farmers has renewed its call for a cap on farm rent increases until new tenancy legislation is put in place.
It was always Farm Minister Richards Lochhead’s intention to issue an interim report from his Agricultural Holdings Legislation Review Group (AHLRG) at the Royal Highland Show and it appeared on cue.
One of Scotland’s best known pedigree cattle and sheep breeders has been left facing a 78% increase in farm rent following a decision made by the Land Court.
Scottish landowners have pledged to consider the productive capacity of a farm during rent negotiations with tenant farmers.
Months of deliberation over the future direction of Common Agricultural Policy (Cap) in Scotland are set to come to an end next week.
New entrants are being given the chance to apply for a farm tenancy at the Scottish Government's first starter farm unit.
Scotland’s tenanted farming sector is on the brink of a new era.