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Landlords welcome rent review group report

Scottish Land & Estates, which represents 2,500 landowners throughout Scotland, today welcomed the findings of the Tenant Farming Forum Rent Review Working Group.

Douglas McAdam, chief executive, said the findings of the report demonstrated common sense and landowners would support its recommendations.

He said:"We are pleased to see that the Rent Review Working Group has formed a view that Section 13 of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991 is fit for purpose. Although it is clearly a tried and tested framework that was further clarified by the Moonzie decision, there is always room for improvement in any system.

"The recommendations brought forward by the group should help to streamline the rent review process further and hopefully will encourage even better relationships between landlord and tenant. We also fully support the desire to accelerate and reduce the cost of dispute resolution which is a particularly positive suggestion.

 "We think it is entirely sensible that landlords and tenants should meet regularly to discuss their arrangements and we are in favour of a three-year rent review cycle which provides both parties with greater clarity and encourages transparency.

"1991 Act tenants enjoy extraordinary levels of protection and it is regrettable that all too often the relationship between tenants and landlords is portrayed as being hostile. The report reflects the fact that the overwhelming majority of rent reviews are agreed amicably and the real priorities for the parties involved is getting on with making their businesses successful and sustainable."

Please click on the attachment below to view Tenant Farming Forum Rent Review Report.

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