Our holdings comprise 30 tenanted farms, two share farms and two in-hand farms. Our tenant farms range in size from 150 acre dairy holdings to 750 acre mixed units.
Increasingly, our tenant farms are choosing to diversify by bringing additional income to the farm from a range of enterprises including B&B, horse livery and industrial storage. In our commitment to a viable farming community we provide full support for enterprises such as these when they are based on sound business models and do not compromise the core agricultural business.
The terms and conditions of each agricultural tenancy are specific to the location and nature of the property and set out the responsibilities of both the tenant and the Estates.
The majority of tenancies will fall into two types – those agreed before 1 September 1995 known as 1986 Act tenancies, and those agreed after 1 September 1995 known as Farm Business Tenancies.
More information on these can be found at www.gov.uk/agricultural-tenancies