Tiverton Canal Company

I would like full details of the contract you hold with the Tiverton Canal Company. This should include details of payments they make to you for use of the canal.

The information is exempt under section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act because it is reasonably accessible to you by other means.  

Section 21 of the Freedom of Information Act exempts disclosure of information that is reasonably accessible by other means, and the terms of the exemption mean that we do not have to consider whether or not it would be in the public interest for you to have the information.

A copy of the Tiverton Canal Company lease is registered on the Gov.UK Land registry website, therefore can be viewed from the link provided.

The rent is paid under a lease which started on 1st April 2015 and expires on 28th September 2020.

There was a rent review on 29th September 2017, but Devon County Council / NPS Group decided not to pursue any increase.

The rent has been the same since a rent review in the previous lease increased it from £6,750 to the present £7,400pa with effect from 29th September 2011.

A list of what the lease includes can be viewed from the link provided.

Point 1 in brackets should say (excluding buildings put up by Tiverton Canal Co).

The lease provides security of tenure to the tenant as it is covered by the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. This gives the tenant a qualified right to renew the lease on each expiry.