The tenant farming commissioner, Bob McIntosh, has recently published a new guide setting out how an agricultural tenancy can be passed on. In our experience, having a succession plan in place for your agricultural tenancy is crucial to ensure that the next generation can step in.

Agricultural tenancies can be particularly complex (and time-sensitive) and therefore planning can be of great benefit to iron out any issues in advance. This new guide is a useful starting point for anyone who has an agricultural tenancy and is beginning to look at their succession plan.