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I assume neither of you work on the farm please?
No we don't work on the farm. Although my partner does feed his cattle for him on a weekend and at holiday times like Christmas etc so that the farmer doesn't have to interrupt his weekends/holidays.
Its bad news then I am afraid.
You all have a tenancy at will - this means it can be terminated at any time by either party
This is because you do not have a written agreement, this means you do not have a protection
Either you can end the agreement or the Landlord can
Without any written agreement there are simply no rights I am sorry to say
It does not make any difference how long you have been there, unless the Landlord agreed you could remain for x years then it can be ended
If you had a written agreement it could have included a clause that allowed for renewal
But sadly you do not
If you had worked for the farmer, then you may have had an agricultural tenancy, but sadly you do not
I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
He has always said that when he retired that his son would take over and that we would be fine where we are, this is completely out of the blue and I have no idea where we are going to go, we have a few horses, some are stallions so we can not put them at livery, we also have three dogs on there, what about the fact that we build the stables, do I have the right to remove the materials used to make the stables and fencing/gates etc that we have put up? It seems unfair that our stables are going to make it more appealing to someone to rent as an equestrian property.
It is unfair I agree.
But you don't have any written agreement and you do not have any protection
That is the crux of the issue - no written agreement.
If you did that would be different. I know you have spent a lot but sadly there is no agreement.
So can I take with me the fencing/stables I have put up etc when I leave, I would be good to have them to put on another place if I got one.
Yes you can take everything that belongs to you
You can not, of course, rip out the kitchen if you paid for that
No don't think so, thanks for you help.
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