"This is an excellent and comprehensive book which can be recommended without reservation." - Conveyancer and Property Lawyer*
"An intelligent book... the book's simple and concise style makes it easy to read and a worthy and lively addition to the existing volumes of the agricultural lawyers' library." - Journal of Environmental Law*
"Up to date, practical and relevant…should be bought by all agricultural lawyers, land agents and those concerned with land management. Comprehensive and understandable, it is an invaluable source of reference on agricultural tenancies, subsidy payments, dairy quotas and rural environmental issues." – Agricultural Law Association Bulletin*
*Reviews of previous editions
The fourth edition of Agricultural Law covers all aspects of the law governing agricultural property. This unique book gives detailed coverage of both farm tenancy law and the law governing land use in one easy-to-read and accessible text.
The latest edition of this acclaimed text is just as practical, readable and straightforward as the first three editions, and is now even more comprehensive. The text takes account of major changes since the third edition, such as:
The General Permitted Development Order 2015 and changes to agricultural development rights The Conservation of Habitats and Species Regulations 2010, and their impact on agricultural land use Environmental permits under the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2010 The introduction in 2015 of the Basic Payment Scheme, changes in the law of the EU's common agricultural policy, and their impact on farming in the UK The 2015 changes to farm tenancy law recommended by the Tenancy Reform Industry Group (TRIG) The 2015 Model Clauses on the maintenance and repair of fixed equipment for farm tenancy agreements All recent case law and tribunal decisions relevant to agricultural holdings and farm business tenancies
Agricultural Law, Fourth Edition is essential reading for all professionals involved in agricultural property work, be they lawyers, land agents, agricultural valuers or surveyors, and for students of estate management and property law.
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Table of Contents
Section I Introduction Chapter 1: Agricultural land tenure and protective legislation Chapter 2: Land use and the law of the Common Agricultural Policy Section II The Law of Land Tenure Chapter 3: Farm Business Tenancies Chapter 4: Termination of Farm Business Tenancies Chapter 5: Agricultural Holdings Chapter 6: Agricultural Holdings: The Tenancy Agreement Chapter 7: Agricultural Holdings: Security of Tenure Chapter 8: Statutory succession to agricultural holdings Chapter 9: Agricultural Holdings: Compensation on Termination of Tenancy Chapter 10: Market Gardens, Smallholdings and Allotments Chapter 11: Farm Cottages Section III The Law of Land Use Chapter 12: Planning Law and Development Control Chapter 13: Agriculture, Nature Conservation and Land Use Chapter 14: Pollution Control and Land Use Chapter 15: Land Use and the Common Agricultural Policy Appendix Dispute resolution Appendix 1 Agricultural Holdings: Table of Time Limits for Service of Notices, etc Appendix 2: Dispute Resolution Appendix 3 : Maintenance and Repair of Fixed Equipment: the Model Clauses for Tenancy Agreements