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Exchange of Croft Land

Tenant crofters can apply to the Commission to exchange croft land providing:

The croft land, and/or any grazing shares, they want to exchange have the same landlord, and the landlord of the crofts agrees to the exchange.

 

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

Exchange of croft land - Section 4A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • Both tenants are complying with their statutory duties relating to residence and land use.
  • Demand has not been expressed for the tenancy of either croft
  • There have been no objections
  • The exchange will not create any access issues
  • There are no concerns over the size and quality of either croft resulting from the exchange.

 If any of these conditions are not met, the application will be escalated.          

 

Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your application, if required.

Please note that when you are completing the Registration Application for RoS you are required to advise them of persons who own/occupy any adjacent croft or land, as our ROC is not mapped based the Commission cannot assist you with this information.

Exchange of Croft Land

UPDATE FOR CROFTERS

Given last night’s announcement from the UK and Scottish Government the Crofting Commission’s office is now effectively closed.

Working without an office base presents us with many practical challenges and we will not be able to offer a normal service. We cannot deal with any new applications for the time being, though we will keep this under review. Meantime, our staff who continue to work from home, will process existing applications as far as possible.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot. Messages received in this inbox will find their way to the right person.

We cannot take phone calls on our normal office number or respond to any voicemails that are left on that number. Instead we have added mobile numbers to the Contact Us page of this website so crofters can continue to speak with us.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the proposals outlined above may change but we will keep you updated if they do.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 

 

 

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