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1. Two issues are relevant here. What is important for 2014 is the extent of the land you are farming as at the date when applications have to be made. As this date has now passed, you will get the Single Payment Scheme agricultural subsidy for 2014. The owner cannot now claim it upon taking over the land, as the date for applications has passed. Secondly, the Single Payment Scheme is ending this year, 2014, and is being replaced by the Basic Payment Scheme. Under this scheme land has to be "owned" in order that you qualify for the Basic Scheme Payment. So ultimately, you would not have been able to claim any agricultural subsidy for 2015 for this tenant land in respect of which notice has been given. So you will be no worse off in subsidy terms.