Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tenant farmers score partial victory over right to compensation

Farmers caught up in the long-running Salvesen v Riddell court case have scored a partial victory in their fight for compensation from the Scottish government. A number of farmers have either been evicted, or are due to be evicted later this year, because of a legal error, which dates back to 2003.

A late amendment to the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 suggested some farmers in a limited partnership tenancy would have the right to a full secure tenancy.

Fearful they would lose control of their land as a result of this clause, some landlords served their tenants with a notice to dissolve the limited partnership.

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