Housing law: housing agricultural workers in England


This business guide explains the law on providing housing for agricultural workers, in particular the types of agricultural housing tenancies that exist, and what rights they confer on the tenants.

Agricultural worker tenants have a special status in housing law, so it is important to understand the implications of having such a tenancy. There are different rules depending on whether the tenant took occupation before or after 15 January 1989.

Not all living arrangements are tenancies. Please see our business guide “Housing Law: an overview in England” for information on the basic requirements of a tenancy.

Please note that this guide relates to tenancies of properties situated in England only.