Eviction from an agricultural tenancy

This section looks at your rights if you have a 1991 Act, limited duration or short limited duration agricultural tenancy and your landlord has asked you to leave. Your rights will depend on the kind of tenancy you have and what stage your lease is at when you are asked to leave.

If you are threatened with eviction from your tenancy, get in touch with a solicitor who specialises in agricultural law - use the Law Society of Scotland website to find one in your area. If you're a member of the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) you can also call their free legal helpline for advice. Visit the NFUS website to find out more.

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  • Eviction from a 1991 Act tenancy

    If your landlord wants to end your tenancy, your rights depend on when and why they want you to leave and if you set up the tenancy with the landlord or you inherited it. You

  • Eviction from LDTs and SLDTs

    What if you have a limited duration or short limited duration agricultural tenancy and your landlord asks you to leave? Your rights depend on the tenancy you have and if your lease has expired.

  • Compensation

    Tenants leaving agricultural tenancies should receive compensation for any improvements. If you let the property deteriorate you may need to pay your landlord.

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