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Agricultural occupiers

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The definition and rights of agricultural occupiers.

Agricultural occupiers are distinct from occupiers of agricultural holdings. An agricultural holding is a contract for occupation of a certain area of land that is not let as part of a contract of employment by the landlord. For example, a tenant farmer who is not employed by her/his landlord is likely to be an occupier of an agricultural holding.

Definition of agricultural occupier

A definition of the term 'agricultural occupier'. 

Agreements made on or after 15.1.89

The status of agricultural occupiers whose agreement started on or after 15 January 1989. 

Agreements made before 15.1.89

The status of agricultural occupiers whose agreement started before 15 January 1989. 

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