Please can someone help and advise us.... For the past 3 years I have been renting a stables on a yard with grazing there are 6 stables and 5 horses on there 1 of which belongs to the owners sister. I have never met the actual owner, her brother who is an ex councillor. 2 years ago the owners sister became ill and asked me to run the yard for her in return I would not have to pay for my stable @£25 per week my duties wered
1. Collect and deliver the liveries rent to her which was done every 3 months.
2. look after her horse which included total care, feeding purchasing its feed out of the rent etc.
3. keep the yard in good order and make sure all liveries followed the rules as to turnout etc. and kept up with their rent.
I have done this for 2 years and the liveries on there have all abided by the rules, paid their rent and looked after the yard. For the past couple of months we had heard rumours that the land was up for sale which I challenged the owners sister about to be told over and over it was not. Last weekend the sister announced she wanted to come back and run the yard and thanked me for everything that I had done. I once again questioned her about the land being up for sale she told me she had spoken to her brother and guaranteed 100% that the land was not up for sale.
Yesterday I found out it is for sale with a local estate agent and was listed 2 days ago.
SO my question is do we have any rights, can they just tell us to leave, we are situated in the Blackpool area there are no spare stables around, it is a bad time of year to look for stables and we are all in fear that we are going to end up having no stable for our horses.
Many thanks Debra x