Tenant stopped paying rent claims house tenancy is an agricultural agreement

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    Tenant stopped paying rent claims house tenancy is an agricultural agreement

    Complicated one Tenant has rented a house on a low rent since 2001. Stopped paying rent in January. It was a verbal tenancy agreement. To avoid paying rent arrears she claims she has never paid rent so can not be in arrears. Rent was paid in cash. Only landlords written records. To further complicate matters , by virtue of the fact that she kept a few animals on the land with the house, she now claims the tenancy was actually a verbal agricultural agreement and not a tenancy for the house and because it was an agricultural agreement she will require at least 12 months notice to quit - another year of paying no rent.

    #2
    Is this a Uni question?

    If not please complete the information sticky in 'Residential Lettings'.

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      #3
      You'll have your 14 or so completed tax returns showing the rent declared, even if making a loss.

      Evict using s21 & s8 & see her in court. Explain no or truthful reference.

      Does the property have agricultural use conditions?
      I am legally unqualified: If you need to rely on advice check it with a suitable authority - eg a solicitor specialising in landlord/tenant law...

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        #4
        Can you quantify how much land the property is let with and exactly what she is doing with it? (what animals, how many, what animals are used for, is land used for grazing, jumping ponies over jumps, making hay, growing cereals?)
        It would also be helpful to know what you call a 'low rent'

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