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Transfer of existing agri-environment schemes

14 April 2014

Natural England has confirmed that on the transfer of land subject to an existing agri-environment agreement, it will produce an agreement to assign the remaining obligations to the new owner, regardless of whether the transfer is a sale or change of tenancy arrangement.

Be certain to include appropriate provisions in your sale contracts to ensure buyers are obliged to carry out the requirements of existing agri-environment schemes.

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Robin Beckley MA (Oxon)
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Robin Beckley, Willans LLP
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