The majority of grazing and mowing licences, agistment agreements and profits a prendre in the past were agreed via a gentleman’s handshake. In today’s climate however, this can leave the landowner or licensee open to a number of risks with subsidy payments being subject to cross compliance and rules now preventing different persons claiming different payments in relation to one parcel of land. It is vital that there is a clear and open dialogue between the landowner and licensee and no misunderstanding as to each persons’ legal position in relation to the land. We therefore advise everyone who enters into or provides a short term licence for use of land to have that arrangement put in writing. A simple and short written document can sometimes prevent a lengthy and costly dispute.
Please do not hesitate to telephone us for an informal discussion on 01792 773 773 or contact us using our online form today.