Codes of Practice

Tenant Farming Codes of Practice

The codes are intended to encourage and promote good practice in the conduct of landlord/tenant relationships and will, in time, cover all the main points of contact, including, for example, negotiating rent reviews and agreeing and recording tenant’s improvements.  Taking into account relevant legislation, they will provide a framework of procedures and proscribed behaviours which, if followed, will provide a basis for constructive dialogue and a consistent and transparent approach to negotiations. Landlords and tenants, and their appointed agents, will be expected to abide by the codes, which are produced in consultation with their main representative organisations.

The Tenant Farming Commissioner is developing a number of Codes of Practice on Tenant Farming which will be available here as they are published.  In the meantime, please see the joint industry interim guidance on tenant farming issues or contact the Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh at

Late Payment of Rent – Important Advice to Tenants - PDF ➞
April 17, 2018

Code of Practice – Late Payment of Rent - PDF ➞

Code of Practice – The Maintenance of the Condition of Tenanted Agricultural Holdings - PDF ➞
April 4, 2018

Code of Practice – Sporting Rights - PDF ➞

A Guide to – The Essential Features of the Modern Limited Duration Tenancy - PDF ➞

Code of Practice – Planning the Future of Limited Partnerships - PDF ➞
September 4, 2017

Code of Practice – Amnesty of Tenants’ Improvements - PDF ➞
June 12, 2017