08 August 1997
Tenants attack calls for 25% rent rise
By Farmers Weekly staff
TENANT farmers have condemned suggestions by land agents that farm rents could rise by up to 25% this autumn.
According to the Tenant Farmers Association, agents representing landlords have suggested that rent increases of up to 25% can be expected by the end of September.
But TFA chairman Reg Haydon insisted there was no case for any rise. Instead, the fall in cereal and milk prices, the depressed beef market and the decline in livestock support caused by the revaluation of the green pound meant there was an argument for lower rents, he said.