Code of Practice for the Maintenance of the Condition of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings
05 February 2018

The Scottish Land Commission Tenant Farming Commissioner has published his first Code of Practice for the Maintenance of the Condition of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings.  Full details of the Code of Practice can be found at www.landcommission.gov.scot.  The code has been prepared after consultation with various stakeholders, including Scottish Land and Estates, the Scottish Tenant Farmers’ Association, the National Farmers Union Scotland, the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Scottish Agricultural Arbiters and Valuers Association, and is intended to represent a fair balance of the interests of landlords and tenants.  The code contains a number of mandatory rules which reflect the terms of various pieces of legislation, and also contains a number of recommendations for best practice.  Breach of these may result in a formal complaint to the Tenant Farming Commissioner, who may then decide to launch an enquiry into the alleged breach. We have prepared a short Factsheet outlining the key principles of the Code - which can be accessed on our Agriculture, Estates & Renewables page by clicking here.