1. Introduction

This appeal raises a very short point. The Appellant, Mr A A Davis, is a farmer who surrendered his agricultural tenancy to his landlord, the Prudential Assurance Company Limited, under a formal deed of surrender. This deed provided, inter alia, that the sum of £455,180 should be paid by the landlord to the tenant

‘as compensation for disturbance pursuant to the obligation imposed .... by section 60 Agricultural Holdings Act 1986.’

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