Eviction from a 1991 Act agricultural tenancy
If your landlord wants to end your tenancy, your rights will depend on when they ask you to leave, why they want you to leave and whether you set up the tenancy with the landlord or whether you inherited it. Depending on your situation, you may not have to leave.
The law concerning eviction from 1991 Act agricultural tenancies is complicated and this section only offers a brief overview of your rights. If you are threatened with eviction, get in touch with a solicitor who specialises in agricultural law - use the Law Society of Scotland website to find one in your area.
Resources for tenant farmers
The following organisations may be able to provide you with further advice or support:
Scottish Land Commission includes free access to guidance documents on a wide range of issues affecting tenant farmers in Scotland
If you're a member of the National Farmers Union Scotland (NFUS) you can call their free legal helpline for advice.
If you're a member of the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association, you can access a professional panel of chartered surveyors, valuers, solicitors and accountants.
Your lease should say how long your tenancy lasts and when your lease expires. Your landlord can only evict you before this date in special circumstances. What you can do if you're in this situation.
Your landlord can only end a 1991 Act tenancy by following the correct procedures. Your rights to stay on will depend on why your landlord wants to evict you.
If you inherited a 1991 Act tenancy from a relative, your rights may be different, so you will need to take this into account if your landlord sends you a notice to quit. This page explains your rights.
Last updated: 23 February 2021