There is a lot of demand for rented ground at the moment, but things evolve and change.You hear lots of stories of current tenants on AHA's who are very unhappy, but then you go to a farm viewing for one of their FBTs and you'll have 60-70 people there all keen to get the opportunity. Think those on AHA's and long term FBTs forget how good they have got it.
You hear lots of stories of current tenants on AHA's who are very unhappy, but then you go to a farm viewing for one of their FBTs and you'll have 60-70 people there all keen to get the opportunity. Think those on AHA's and long term FBTs forget how good they have got it.
I don't know if it would be right for me to comment on a public forum, just to say I think that there are much better landlords out there. In fact I couldn't think of anyyone worse really? The problem is that I am biased but they have very much got it all wrong at the moment and treat farmers as the enemy.
Actually there are plenty of their farms down this way and ie.their stance on how to deal with btb is worse than poor which spoils it for a lot of neighbouring farmers .I’m an NT tenant on a fair bit of my land and if you dont cause waves then they are great landlords, I think the problems arise in the areas where the NT don’t have many farms and therfore either micromanage or have no farming experience.
Defiantly don’t go for an NT if you want to maximise production but if you are into conservation and native breeds etc then you will be ok.
In the main there are very few people within the NT with much understanding of agriculture, therin lies the problem. As you are probably aware we are coming out of an NT farm this autumn which is not going to be relet as a farm again. The house and traditional buildings will probably end up as holiday lets, grain store as a storage unit and the land will go into various wild and wacky schemes and soon revert to scrub, gorse ragwort and the like.
We have always tried to farm to improve and feel that we have wasted our time in their eyes. To do nothing is better than to do something is one of their favourite phrases!However I can hold my head up and know that farm is in a much better state than when we took it on.
However there is one agent within the NT who is dealing with our outgoing who has a very sound knowledge of agriculture and a great deal of common sense. I will speak to him on this matter, not your specific situation but the general ignorance of their employees and see if something can be done.
All this sounds very familiar and seems to be common throughout the country and beggears belief. I for one will be glad to get them out of my hair, they are rapidly losing the plot. We basically decided that we could no longer run a business withe them as landlords so made the big decision.
As you say people who left them farms and land would be turning in their graves as they are destroying many family farms, lost forever for the nation.