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Agricultural Tenants

If an agricultural worker gets a self-contained property as part of their job they may automatically have an assured agricultural occupancy.  When this occupancy finishes the worker would automatically become a statutory tenant and have the rent set by the fair rent office.  The tenant has a legal right to remain in the property until death and can pass the tenancy on to a family member.  

For a tenant to qualify for a assured agricultural occupancy, they would be required to work for 35 hours per week and be employed in agriculture for at lease 91 weeks out of the last 104 weeks.  The accommodation would have to be self contained and owned by the employer.  

If your tenant moved in before the 15th January 1989 they will be a protected tenant also known as statutory or protected agricultural tenancy.  Please read our page on Sitting Tenants for further information.

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