Scots tenancy reform?

18 August 2000

Scots tenancy reform?

SCOTLANDS landowners and farmers have agreed the basis for tenancy reform following years of dispute.

On the eve of the extended deadline for comments on a Scottish Ex-ecutive consultation on agricultural holdings legislation reform, the Scot-tish NFU and the Scottish Land-owners Federation agreed that limited duration tenancies, with a 15-year minimum term, should be created.

The two organisations also believe there should also be short-cropping tenancies that extend for a maximum of five years.

Disagreement between the two organisations on tenancy duration has rumbled for decades, with the landowners seeking a five-year minimum and the unions opening bid being at least 21 years. &#42

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