Tenant rights at the end of an agricultural licence?

Tenant rights at the end of an agricultural licence?

9:32 AM, 2nd July 2021, About 3 months ago 3

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Could anyone please offer advice or contacts for tenant rights at the end of a tenancy, which is an agricultural licence? This is a different area of letting to my own business.

I have multiple examples of tenants being outrageously overcharged for the outgoing condition of their property, and the money is simply deducted from their last month’s wage.

Is a dispute process possible?

Many thanks

Julie



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by Graham Bowcock

10:41 AM, 3rd July 2021, About 3 months ago

Hi Julie

You're quite right, it's a specialist area of work.

The first thing is to establish the basis of occupation. Many farmer employers actually get it wrong. Is the occupier a licensee or a tenant? There are quite definitive rules for farmworkers occupying houses.

I'd be happy to take a quick look if it helps. I have done this type of work for years - I did the cottages for the Co-op farms when they were the biggest farmer in the country.

by Julie Kirby

13:05 PM, 5th July 2021, About 3 months ago

Reply to the comment left by Graham Bowcock at 03/07/2021 - 10:41
Thank you Graham. The agreement contains the word 'licensee'. Would it be possible for you to take a look at the 2 page agreement somehow?

by Graham Bowcock

15:36 PM, 5th July 2021, About 3 months ago

Hi Julie

I am not sure of the 118 etiquette (although Mark has sent me stuff in the past), but if you Google me I come up very readily and you can email me the documents over to take a look. Happy to take a preliminary look and see if I can help.


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