Rights of farmers where no tenancy agreement or grazing agreement was in place

Location
southwest
Thanks everyone for taking the time to reply. It's a very complicated situation. The house and ground borders my farmland (no longer have a house on site as it was sold off years ago) so I'm pretty keen on buying the property so I can be close to the family farm. The elderly owner is not well and I suspect that the farmer who has been 'helping' her all these years is ready to exploit the situation once she tries to sell. I guess he'll end up having to be paid off in the end

It's not beyond the realms of possibility that the farmer suddenly produces a tenancy agreement, even if it's just a few lines scrawled on a sheet of paper, such as:

"I agree that Farmer X can graze his stock on my fields at Manor Farm for the term of my life. The rent being payment in kind to be agreed between the two parties" Signed The old lady
 
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Livestock Farmer
Location
Sussex
what is wrong with that?

If you don’t like the agreement don’t sign at the outset.
Nobody signs them or reads them, they just happen
Glasshouse is just sore they don't offer AHA's anymore, without realising that in the early 90's in was impossible to get a tenancy. The terms of an FBT could be anything, and if you don't read them before signing them you're a moron, the TFA will review any agreement you send them and the only cost is your annual membership.
 

glasshouse

Member
Location
lothians
Glasshouse is just sore they don't offer AHA's anymore, without realising that in the early 90's in was impossible to get a tenancy. The terms of an FBT could be anything, and if you don't read them before signing them you're a moron, the TFA will review any agreement you send them and the only cost is your annual membership.
Dont talk pish
 

honeyend

Member
I 'rent' grazing, summer grazing in return for meat, and I have rented grazing, on a licence, tiding hedges, fixing gates, and as always it's what it is worth to you. Often older people do it on your word, but it only takes one person to take advantage, and in villages the word soon gets around, and of course people get very worried. I have lost count of the amount of money I have spent on other peoples land, but I have been really grateful for the extra land at the time. One paddock now has twenty houses on it, I moved off as soon as they said they wanted me off, no agreement in writing.
I had someone tidy my fields with sheep, I also paid them to spray and reseed areas, they used my mains electric fencing to keep them in, and my water. I paid for the work the same day I got the bill, but when I wanted the sheep moved to put my own animals out, there was always an excuse why they could not shift them. No one wants to get nasty but evicting people off your land is stressful. As a result I do not rent out any of my spare grazing, and we bought a mower.
 

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