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Crofting Law


ISBN13: 9781904968313
Published: March 2017
Publisher: Avizandum Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £125.00



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Recent legislative reforms aim to secure the future of crofting by sustaining and enhancing the population of crofting communities, improving local involvement in and accountability for crofting administration, and safeguarding land held in crofting tenure.

With almost 20,000 registered crofts, crofting makes a significant contribution to the economic, social and environmental life of rural Scotland.

The amending legislation forms an important part of the Scottish Government's programme of land reform. Key features include:-

  • introduction of crofting community right to buy
  • renaming and reorganisation of the Crofters Commission
  • establishment of register of crofts and common grazings
  • regulation addressing neglect of croft land and absenteeism
  • new provisions for decrofting and resumption
This is an accessible and up-to-date guide to the complex statutory regime which regulates crofting law in Scotland. It is the first text to cover the Crofting Reform Acts of 2007 and 2010 and the Crofting (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 2013.

Derek Flyn, Solicitor, is crofting law consultant to Inksters and Keith Graham is the former Principal Clerk to the Scottish Land Court

Subjects:
Property Law, Scots Law
Contents:
Preface
Table of Statutes
Table of Orders, Rules and Regulations
Table of Cases
Abbreviations;
1. Historical Introduction
2. Administrative and Legal Functions
3. Crofts and Crofters
4. Security of Tenure
5. Tenancy Agreements
6. Changes in Tenancy
7. Succession
8. Grazing Rights and Common Grazing
9. Crofters Rights to Acquire Ownership
10. Release from Crofting Controls
11. Cottars Rights
12. Schemes of Development
13. Reorganisation
14. Contract or Agreement made by a Crofter
15. Crofting Community Right to Buy
Appendix I: Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, Part 3
Appendix II: Succession (Scotland Act 1964, S 16;