Farm business tenancies: the natural capital conundrum

Farm business tenancies: the natural capital conundrum


In the run up to the Cereals 2023 event this June, we have recorded a series of six podcasts where we explore common issues encountered by rural businesses and estates. These podcasts aim to share our knowledge and experience in order to provide thought provoking and informative discussions.

Throughout the series, Adam Corbin is joined by lawyers from across Michelmores who work collaboratively on transactions and disputes concerning these issues for our clients. The core themes we will be covering are: modern challenges in rural estate management, environmental opportunities, and future food production challenges and opportunities.

In this episode we will be considering the challenges of integrating 21st century farming and rural business opportunities into landlord and tenant relationships which have developed from 20th century or older structures. We reflect upon how new opportunities might be accommodated in the drafting of new tenancies, as well as in variations to older tenancies. Along the way we discuss how common challenges can be met practically, and some common issues encountered in drafting.

Read the accompanying article here.

Listen on Spotify here.

Coming up:

  • How to avoid greenwashing with Iain Connor and David Thompson
  • The future of insect farming with Rachel O’Connor and Chloe Vernon-Shore
  • Succession planning for rural businesses with Vivienne Williams and Iwan Williams
  • Understanding Green Finance with Alex Watson and Ben Sharples
  • Negotiating and documenting BNG deals with Richard Walford and Ben Sharples