Agricultural occupancy restrictions

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auzzie | 11:12 Sat 23rd Dec 2006 | Law
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What are the do's and dont's on a property with an agricultural occupancy? What does it actually mean? I know its got something to do with livestock, but are horses classed as livestock?


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Agricultural occupancy conditions can have varied forms of wording but they always relate to the employment of one or more residents of the property. This must be in agriculture, which basically relates to farming for food production (although growing crops for non-food purposes, such as linseed, would also qualify).

There is no need for any involvement with livestock; arable farming still counts as 'agriculture'.

Working with horses would only qualify as 'agricultural employment' if, say, it was on a 'heritage' farm (where the horses were used to pull ploughs) or on a farm where the horses were being bred for their meat.

Some agricultural occupancy restrictions might extend the permissible range of occupations to include such things as forestry. Additionally, there are usually provisions permitting agricultural workers who retire (or the widows of agricultural workers) to continue living in the property. See the second half of this page:

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Many thanks Chris, Merry Christmas to you.

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