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.


An Inquiry can be made about an alleged breach of a published code of practice.

The information provided when making a Tenant Farming inquiry will only be used for the purpose of the inquiry. This information will be made available to the Tenant Farming Commissioner and a limited number of Land Commission senior officers to allow the Commission to investigate your inquiry. In order to investigate your inquiry fully we may be required to notify those with an interest in the tenancy and ask them to respond to your inquiry.

Tenants Improvements Amnesty – Supplementary Guidance - PDF ➞
September 12, 2018

Code of Practice – Late Payment of Rent - PDF ➞
April 17, 2018

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

Code of Practice – Sporting Rights - 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