“Use It or Lose It – FAS Tenants’ Improvements Amnesty Event – Isle of Bute
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The Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is holding a series of events across Scotland this autumn to inform tenant farmers and landowners about important changes to tenancy legislation including the current Tenants’ Improvements Amnesty.
Agreed as part of the 2016 Land Reform (Scotland) Act, the amnesty allows for certain past improvements carried out by the tenant to be eligible for way-go (end of tenancy) compensation despite missing notices or consents. The amnesty opens on June 13 and will run for three years.
The aim of the FAS events are to raise awareness of the key changes brought about by the 2016 Act – what is now in force and what is coming and the implications. This will include a discussion on the amnesty, informing those involved of its importance at way-go and during rent reviews, and providing information on which improvements are eligible for the amnesty.
- Dr Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner
- Hamish Lean – Agriculutral solicitor
- Martin Hall – Land agent
- Tom Oates – Land agent
Michael Halliday, of the Farm Advisory Service, said: “The events are a great opportunity to find out first hand about the Improvements Amnesty and other important changes to tenancy legislation”
Other meetings will be held over the next few weeks:
The meetings are free to attend and open to all, but places are strictly limited. You are asked to book your place using the booking form below or by calling the National Advice Hub on 01387 261172.