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Rental Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries

by Pavel Ciaian / d’Artis Kancs / Kristine Van Herck / Liesbet Vranken
06 February 2012

Rental Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries

Pavel Ciaian / d’Artis Kancs / Kristine Van Herck / Liesbet Vranken

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In this paper, we describe the regulations governing the rental markets for agricultural land in selected EU member states and candidate countries. The analysis focuses on various kinds of regulations and institutions connected with the land rental market, including price, tenancy duration, quantity and other regulations, as well as transaction costs. The diverse government regulations on price restrictions and tenancy duration are analysed, along with the social norms observed for rental payments and contracts. The paper also examines the type and registration of contracts, the contract enforcement rules, the regulations on the inheritability of contracts and the pre-emptive right of tenants to buy the land.

Pavel Ciaian and d’Artis Kancs are working at the European Commission (DG Joint Research Centre); Johan F.M. Swinnen is a Senior Research Fellow at CEPS and Director of the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven; Kristine Van Herck is a PhD Student at the LICOS Centre for Institutions and Economic Performance at KU Leuven; Liesbet Vranken is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, at KU Leuven.


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  • Author
    Pavel Ciaian
    Pavel Ciaian
  • Author
    d’Artis Kancs
    d’Artis Kancs
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    Kristine Van Herck
    Kristine Van Herck
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    Liesbet Vranken
    Liesbet Vranken
Rental Market Regulations for Agricultural Land in EU Member States and Candidate Countries
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