Terms and Conditions for Transfer of Basic Payment Entitlements

1. Basic payment entitlements may only be transferred to an active farmer in the same Member State, except in the case of Inheritance and Gift.

 

2. The transferor and transferee must apply to transfer entitlements by completing the Transfer of Entitlement application form.

 

3. The sale of entitlements without land will be subject to a “clawback” of 20% of the number of entitlements sold. To be considered as a sale of entitlements with land, one hectare of land must be sold per entitlement.

 

4. Entitlements may be leased with or without land.

 

5. On Renting entitlements in you must fully activate all the entitlements from the lessor to ensure that they are not lost to the National Reserve. (This means you must have 1 hectare of eligible land to activate 1 entitlement)

 

6. Leased/Rented entitlements will revert to the transferor following expiry of the lease/rental agreement. The reversion of entitlements on expiry of a Lease or Rental Agreement is not considered a form of transfer.

 

7. The effective date of transfer of entitlements in all cases is the 15th May 2019.

 

8. EU regulations provide that any payment entitlements unduly allocated to a farmer may be recovered and allocated to the National Reserve. Where such payment entitlements have been transferred to another farmer the transferee must relinquish the unduly allocated entitlements to the National Reserve.

 

9. All entitlements are subject to a two-year usage rule. Any entitlement that remains unused for two consecutive years will revert to the National Reserve. The rotation of entitlements is not available under the Basic Payment Scheme and the lowest value entitlements will revert to the National reserve regardless of ownership.

 

10. Lessee must ensure the Lessor's entitlements are fully activated and will be liable to compensate the lessor for any loss in entitlements.