Agricultural Tenancy

Accommodation for farm workers

Agricultural tenancies give certain rights to agricultural workers and provide a vast amount of protection. For example, they can protect workers from eviction, even if they are paying a small amount of rent or even none at all. When a worker acquires this type of tenancy and the farmer wants to regain their possession of property they will have to go to court and are likely to be given the responsibility of providing the tenant with alternative accommodation. The worker's rights will vary as the tenancy law changed on the 15th January 1989. If the workers have accommodation as part of their job then they are likely to have agricultural tenancy which is created automatically providing the workers meet certain qualifying criteria.

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A guide to agricultural tenancies

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