If you withdraw from a Land Managers Option which has a five year commitment, you should write to your SGRPID Area Office explaining why. Unless there is a valid reason for the withdrawal e.g. force majeure, you may need to repay any LMO payments already received plus interest. Depending on the circumstances, we may also apply a financial penalty.
Change of Occupier
If you sell or lease land which relates to an existing commitment:
- the new occupier may agree to take on these existing obligations
- you must submit a successor's form to your SGRPID Area Office within 3 months of the sale or lease of that land.
If not, you may be liable to repay all or part of the payments received plus interest and, depending on the circumstances, we may also apply a penalty.
You can get copies of the successor's form from your SGRPID Area Office.