Gaelic

Letting

Letting is the term used when a croft, or part of a croft tenancy is Let by the landlord or owner-occupier crofter to a tenant.

Every tenancy of a croft will be subject to the conditions set out in Schedule 2 to the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 (in the Act referred to as "the statutory conditions”).

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

Letting of a vacant croft by a landlord- Section 23(3) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 

Letting of an owner-occupied croft by an owner-occupier crofter other than on a short term lease  - Section 29A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 

 

Whole Croft

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • The whole of the croft is included in the let
  • The proposed tenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres of the croft, or will be  within 18 months of obtaining the croft tenancy.
  • Evidence has been provided that the landlord has consented to any new purposeful use by the  proposed tenant.
  • The proposed tenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft
  • The proposed tenant does not already have more than two crofts and demand has not been expressed for the tenancy
  • Evidence has been provided they will cultivate the croft
  • There have been no objections

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

 

Part Croft

Part Croft Letting by a Landlord - Section 23(3) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

Part Croft Letting by an owner-occupier crofter other than on a short term lease  - Section 29A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

 

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • The proposed tenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres of the croft, or will be  within 18 months of obtaining the croft tenancy.
  • Evidence has been provided that the landlord has consented to any new purposeful use by the proposed tenant.
  • The proposed tenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft.
  • The proposed tenant does not already have more than two crofts and demand has not been expressed for the tenancy.
  • There are no concerns over the size and quality of  either of the crofts resulting from the let of part of the croft.
  • Letting part of the croft will not create any access issues
  • Evidence has been provided they will cultivate the croft.
  • There have been no objections

 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.

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

 

 

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