• Text size
  • Send this article to a friend
  • Print this article

Rent review under fire

RECOMMENDATIONS made by the new rent review group have been met with very mixed response - with NFU Scotland saying it must drive change.

At a press meeting this week the Tenant Farming Forum presented their report 'Review of Agricultural Rent Review Procedures in Scotland' compiled by the Rent Review Working group.

The group, headed by Henry Graham, came to the conclusion that no legislative changes were needed to improve the rent review process in Scotland, but rather giving landlords a code of conduct to follow and providing tenants with the knowledge needed to face a rent review would take away the "dark arts" from the current system.

Currently there is no code of conduct for landlords to follow when conducting a rent review, so the group believe putting one in place would mean professional bodies would be inclined follow it.

(For the full story see The Scottish Farmer this week, December 15 2012)

Commenting & Moderation

We moderate all comments on The Scottish Farmer on either a pre-moderated or post-moderated basis. If you're a relatively new user then your comments will be reviewed before publication and if we know you well and trust you then your comments will be subject to moderation only if other users or the moderators believe you've broken the rules, which are available here.

Moderation is undertaken full-time 9am-6pm on weekdays, and on a part-time basis outwith those hours. Please be patient if your posts are not approved instantly.