Fraser Barraclough is a very well respected land agent well versed in rent reviews. He is also one of the more experienced arbiters on the Scottish Executives panel of agricultural arbiters. He brings a wealth of experience to this book. At its prime level it is a good practical guide giving detailed practical advice on rent reviews, high- lighting the legal issues that arise. The book points out those still unresolved legal conundrums such as the proper approach to the renting of milk quota that is not registered in the tenant’s name or “marriage value” in a holding that is only let as additional land to existing farms.
For those who consider themselves reasonably well versed in rent reviews this is essential reading for the insight that it gives to the approach that an arbiter is likely to take in a rent arbitration.
It is to be hoped that the author will follow this up with Practical Guides to other aspects of agricultural valuations and perhaps a companion volume dealing with rent reviews of SLDTs and LDTs under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Bill presently before Parliament.
Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw Bt QC
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