Davidson & Robertson (D&R) is working in partnership with NFU Scotland to run a FREE workshop to help their tenant farmers and landlords capitalise on the ‘Waygo’ Tenant Amnesty.
The Tenant Amnesty started in June 2017, but the clock is ticking with less than 12 months to run. Many landlords and tenants have not taken advantage of the amnesty – so the D&R and NFU Scotland partnership has organised several ‘Waygo’ initiatives to help members. This Waygo Workshop will provide practical examples, give step by step guidance and offer one-to-one sessions.
The workshop takes place on Friday 28th June 1-3pm at Carloonan Farm, Inveraray PA32 8XG and NFU Scotland Members have been asked to book in advance.
George Hipwell, D&R Director said “We’ll be including practical examples of tenant improvements and fixtures that are eligible for the amnesty. We’ll also take a walk around the farm to see examples of improvements that qualify and explain what evidence is needed to show the improvement work has been done. Then from 4-6pm I will be holding free one-to-one surgeries which members will need to pre-book.
“With less than 12 months to complete the amnesty process, we are encouraging eligible tenants and landlords to take up this workshop. It’s a great opportunity to work closely with NFU Scotland and its members and we hope it is the start of a longer-term connection.”
- 20-minute pre-bookable appointments available from 4pm
- 10% discount for members taking up ‘Waygo’ services with D&R
At the Royal Highland Show, NFU Scotland announced the partnership between D&R and NFU Scotland which included the workshop, discount on services and a free Waygo Phone Helpline for members seeking advice: T: 0131 449 6212.
NFU Scotland members wishing to book a place on the workshop can contact Lucy Sumsion on 01499 600154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
Waygo Workshop Programme:
1pm Welcome & introductions John Dickson, Chairman NFUS Regional Board
1.15pm Waygo Amnesty – the details, George Hipwell, Director Davidson & Robertson
1.45pm Farm walk to see examples of improvements covered
2.45pm Refreshments and discussion
4pm – 6pm Free One-to-one surgeries with George Hipwell — to be booked in advance
What is the Waygo Amnesty
The amnesty, which started in June 2017, allows landlords and tenants to rectify any outstanding issues around notification of tenants’ improvements which should qualify for compensation when the tenancy comes to an end – a process known as waygo.
The waygo amnesty is a period which gives agricultural tenants the opportunity to advise their landlord of improvements which they have carried out on their holding. As a landlord can only charge rent on what he has provided, any improvements carried out by a tenant should attract compensation at waygo (exit of tenancy) but to do so these must be properly notified to the landlord in the first instance. For various reasons, agricultural tenants have not always registered improvements and the amnesty is to allow them the opportunity to rectify this. The three-year waygo amnesty ends in June 2020 and if agricultural tenants do not use this, and have not registered, they risk not being fully compensated at waygo.