Rural Landlord and Tenant

Our Rural Landlord and Tenant team of Land Agents provide specialist tenancy advice on all rural and agricultural property and new lettings for farms and agricultural land, rural business property and residential properties. Expert advice on matters such as rent reviews, succession, repair obligations and arbitration.

When we can help

We provide specialist and practical tenancy advice to landlords and tenants of existing tenancies and new lettings.
Our areas of expertise include:

  • Lettings of agricultural and rural business property
  • Tenancy and lease preparation
  • Lease termination and renewal
  • Rent reviews under Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA) and for Farm Business Tenancy (FBT) under Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995
  • Tenancy succession and lease restructuring
  • Surrender
  • Tenancy disputes
  • Arbitration and Agricultural Land & Drainage Tribunal
  • Repair obligations
  • End of tenancy compensation, tenant dilapidations and tenant right
  • Rental valuation
  • Dispute resolution including Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors appointed Arbitrator and Independent Expert
  • Estate management and land ownership advice

Why JHWalter

  • An incisive approach to landlord and tenant issues based on expert knowledge of the legislation and experience of practical solutions
  • Active across East Midlands for agricultural holdings including arable and livestock/dairy
  • Real market experience to support negotiations
  • Specialists in tenancy negotiations for both parties
  • Always act to protect and promote client’s best interest
  • Specialists in seeking out alternative solutions to a problem and hidden opportunities
  • Advisers to other professionals in industry
  • Experts in the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies
  • Experts in Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 – Farm Business Tenancies
  • Specialists in AHA 1986 succession planning
  • Experienced RICS qualified Chartered Surveyors and Land Agents
  • Fellows of The Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV)


Ellie Allwood

BSc (Hons) LL.M FRICS FAAV Partner,
Chartered Surveyor
01522 504 320
07919 694 227
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Ellie Allwood

Ian Walter

BSc (Hons) CEnv FRICS FAAV Senior Partner,
Chartered Surveyor
01522 504 333
07919 694 230
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Ian Walter

Timothy Atkinson

BSc (Hons) MRICS FAAV Partner,
Chartered Surveyor
01522 504 313
07919 694 224
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Timothy Atkinson