Land Law Finance - Issue 18 - Autumn 2020

Contents 2
How do farming divorces differ from 'typical' divorces? 4
Court ruling on AHA tenancy interpretation 'significant' 10
Rise in contract farming breaks with agricultural tradition 12
Defra simplifies ways BPS penalties are calculated 16
Proposals made to simplify planning system in rurual areas 18
Farm Safety Week: transport biggest cause of farm fatalities 22
PM's pledge to simplify planning system welcomed by rural sector 24
Farmers told to act against unwanted public rights of way 26
Farmland values rise due to 'low supply and pent-up demand' 28
NFU Scotland wins driver CPC exemptions for farmers 32
Yorkshire Water launches Young Farmers Initiative 36
£1.5m fund to help plant more trees opens for application 38
Tenants farmers urged to be 'in driving seat' for rent reviews 40
Boris says 'build, build, build' but will it help farmers? 42
RAU students gain access to 15,000 acres of farmland 46
Farmers told to start research for home insulation scheme now 48
MEEs and listed buildings - a reminder for rural landlords 50
New protocol unveiled on good stewardship of Scottish land 52