Agricultural Precedents Handbook from LexisNexis (formerly published by Jordans), now in its third edition, is a specialist publication providing those advising farmers and other members of the rural community with a comprehensive collection of time-saving and reliable precedents, accompanied by a very useful commentary.
The precedents range from those dealing with the acquisition and sale of agricultural property to tenancies governed by the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 and the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, residential tenancies, grazing agreements, alternative land uses, livery arrangements for horses, shooting leases, partnership agreements and contract and share farming arrangements.
Agricultural Precedents Handbook is written by leading practitioners in this area and offers a library of precedents in twelve separate chapters, covering many of the types of transactions that are likely to be met in day to day practice.
A CD accompanying the book contains all of the precedents allowing users to download and adapt each document as necessary. There are over 100 precedents in the revised edition.
The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take into account major developments in the law since the last edition in 2009, including the introduction of the Basic Payment Scheme and consideration of and suggestions regarding the situation leading up to and then post Brexit, with appropriate suggested wording for new documentation, changes to the model clauses regulations under the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 as well as the tenancy succession application regime following the replacement of the Agricultural Land Tribunal by the First-tier Tribunal, and changes to the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
In addition to the new precedents in this third edition, the latest forms required for succession applications on retirement and death in the First-tier Tribunal are included as well as updated tenancy agreements, forms of notice, and other documents all of which incorporate reference to current statutes as well as, where appropriate, endeavouring to deal with the anticipated post-Brexit situation.