Equestrian yard lease: stables and other facilities
This lease can be used by an equestrian establishment of any size, from a livery yard with two boxes to facilities that are used for training or recovery, professionally or privately. Within the document there is emphasis on the care and upkeep of buildings, equipment, facilities and grassland.
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About this document
This is a lease of an equestrian establishment of any size.
The facilities could be limited to a single stable block or the most well equipped livery yard complete with indoor school, outdoor arena, other outbuildings and paddocks.
The term of the lease should be less than 7 years. The tenant could be either a private individual, or someone running a livery business.
This agreement has been drawn to include provision for the upkeep of agricultural land and specifically equestrian activities.
The law in this lease
This document creates a lease under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Account has also been taken of:
the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995
the Regulatory Reform Regulations 2003
When to use this agreement
This lease is likely to be suitable:
whether the property is just a stable block with an adjacent field, or whether it has the most comprehensive set of equestrian facilities
where the term of the tenancy is between 6 months and 7 years
if the tenant will be responsible for maintaining the condition of the land and facilities
if the tenant is not a farmer or anyone who will grow crops or breed animals with a view to sale
This document does not allow for residential buildings on the land to be let - the tenant (or any employee) should not be allowed to live on site. If you require provisions for letting one of the buildings for residential purposes, use one of our separate residential tenancy agreements for that part of the property, or contact us to have suitable provisions included in the facilities lease.
The lease is not suitable if the tenant will breed horses or ponies for commercial reasons (i.e. run a stud). A farm business tenancy agreement should be used in this situation.
Agreement features and contents
This lease is comprehensive and provides alternatives for important choices. It contains 27 provisions and 1 schedule, including:
- the lease
- rent: amount and frequency, other payments, interest, review
- condition and repair
- tenant’s positive obligations
- restrictions on Tenant
- agricultural provisions
- competitions, vehicles and grassland damage
- signs and advertisements
- goods and vehicles
- default notice by Landlord
- assignment of the lease
- subletting not allowed
- tenant indemnifies landlord
- security deposit
- access for Landlord
- provision for premature termination
- security of tenure excluded
- schedule 1: rights reserved
Also included are extensive drafting notes that will help you edit the document for the exact deal you require.
This document was written by a solicitor for Net Lawman. It complies with current English law.
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By David Nicklin 30 August 2014
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By Suzie Brantom 02 January 2014
Your service was first rate, however the Document is way too complicated for what I require & has now left me with issues with my Landlords over the Electricity. Along with other basics, ie Water, harrowing of fields etc. It would be much better to clarify more of what the Tenant & Landlord/s are responsible for.
I am the Tenant & had to buy the Document as the Landlord insisted I get the Agreement drawn up!
Net Lawman responds 09 January 2014
I am so sorry that the document was not right for you. However, your landlord put you in an impossible position when she/he insisted that you should draw up a lease. You cannot have known how far he expected you to protect his position, as against yours. With some ruthless deletion, you had the opportunity to draw up a deal that was absolutely in your favour.
Like any solicitor or barrister we draw documents to protect one side – the person who pays us. There are exceptions, but never in lease law. The landlord edits our template then passes it to the tenant. It is then for the tenant to say what he objects to and for the parties to negotiate what they want.
We cannot make more clear who is responsible for what. That is up to you to decide with your landlord. There is no law as to who should do the harrowing. I see that this lease gives you over 60 options for rights and obligations to play with. I agree that it would be wonderful if we could cover everything for everyone, but sometimes it is just not possible.
I do hope we shall see you again at Net Lawman despite this disappointment
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