Grazing agreement

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This is a standard grazing agreement for non-business use. It is effectively a short term licence outside the terms of the Landlord and Tenant Act and the Agricultural Tenancies Act. It can be used to graze any animal; horses, poultry, sheep, pigs, cattle, yaks or so on
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This is a standard grazing agreement for non-business use.  It is a short term licence outside the terms of the Landlord and Tenant Act and the Agricultural Tenancies Act.

It can be used to graze any animal or stock – horses, poultry, sheep, pigs, cattle, yaks or so on.

A grazing agreement is a contract to take what grows on the land. It gives no rights to the licensee and can be terminated easily.  It is suitable only for a period of less than 12 months.

You should go in “with your eyes open” as to the damage to the surface of the land which can be inflicted by over use and by wet weather.  Since it is easier to obtain money from a licensee than to compel performance of covenants to spray or mend gates, we recommend that as many as possible of the maintenance tasks should be undertaken by the Licensor and covered in the global figure for the licence fee.

Who will use this document?

  • Any potential landlord (owner of land)
  • Or tenant (someone with animals to graze)
  • Who wants use or rent out land
  • Upon which to graze animals

Lease or license?

  • Any licence is outside of the statutory landlord and tenant framework. But the agreement has to reflect the name - you cannot just call an agreement a “licence” for it to be one.  The effect of a licence is that
  • The tenant has no security
  • The landlord has to give no notice
  • There are some important provisons and considerations when using a document such as this; we advise you to read our free information page on 'Lease or Licence?'.

Application and features

  • Flexible - alternative paragraphs to suit your needs;
  • Invaluable notes guide you through the minefield;
  • Suitable for many types of grazing;
  • Written in plain English!


  • Details of the parties, the licence fee and the land
  • Permitted use of the land
  • Payment: how and when, including interest
  • Condition and repair
  • Restrictions on the licensee
  • Rubbish removal and contamination
  • Access for both parties
  • Transfer and assignment
  • Termination: how and when
  • Other legal provisions
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Recent reviews

Great Service
06 May 2024
We are so glad that we found Net Lawman. It was easy to navigate & helpful to have choices regards the agreement best suited to our needs. Our Licensee was very impressed with the simplicity & efficiency of the grazing agreement. I would strongly recommend to anyone looking for a similar option. Thank you
Peta Starcevich
Review of the Australian version
Great Service
12 November 2023
Fantastic service with great back up. I wouldn't hesitate to use again. Thank you.
Robert Malcolm
Review of the United Kingdom version
Needs Met
02 October 2023
I needed a formal grazing agreement to replace an informal (unwritten) arrangement that was causing some problems due to lack of clarity over rights and obligations. I did not want to inadvertently turn the arrangement into a tenancy. The Net Lawman grazing agreement template was ideal. It is user-friendly, written in plain English, and the explanatory notes helped me customise it for our situation while avoiding potential pitfalls. The focus on selling a crop of grass rather than renting a field was a new approach for me, but the documentation clarified the reason and benefits. I would certainly recommend Net Lawman to others.
Anne Hill
Review of the United Kingdom version
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