Agricultural tenancies are a key feature of the Scottish agricultural landscape and certainty of rent levels for tenanted farms is fundamental to the stability of the tenanted market and the wider agricultural economy. 

The majority of agricultural tenancies are secure tenancies under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991. Section 13 of the Act provides a framework for the determination of agricultural rent reviews where the parties cannot reach agreement.

Section 13 allows an application to be made to the Scottish Land Court. Certain practical steps should be borne in mind when such an application is made.   

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