At its very core, a farm business tenancy (FBT) does exactly what it says on the tin; it is an agreement between a landlord who owns agricultural land and a tenant who, by paying rent, exclusively occupies that land (including any buildings on it) for the purpose of operating a farming business. FBTs are regulated […]
The recent case of Morton v Morton and another  EWHC 163 (Ch) demonstrates the potential disputes that can arise between farming families when determining who benefits from the estate of a deceased family member. In Morton, a dispute arose between two siblings, Julie Morton (“Julie”) and her brother, Simon Morton (“Simon”), as to the […]
It is often the case that when part of a parcel of land is sold (or otherwise transferred), the seller will retain rights for the passage of services, electricity, water, gas etc, over, under and through the land being transferred. Equally the buyer will reserve the same rights over the parcel remaining with the seller. […]
A welcome from the editor… I was just about to note that we do not mention the B word once in this newsletter but see that I started the Autumn 2018 introduction in exactly the same way so will not repeat myself! In any case, I am pleased to introduce our Autumn Farms and Estates […]
We are pleased to introduce Freeths’ Farms and Estates team’s Autumn newsletter for 2018. In this we manage to avoid the B word altogether and instead we present some interesting (we hope!) articles on a range of subjects. All the best from the Farms and Estates Team. Changing the use of property from Agriculture to […]
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