Gaelic

Short Term Let

Short-term Let is the term used when an owner-occupier crofter lets their croft to a tenant for a period not exceeding 10 years .

A landlord cannot apply to let a croft on a short-term let.

An owner-occupier crofter who lets the tenancy of their croft will then become the landlord of the croft and their owner-occupier crofter status would cease to apply.

 

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

Short Term Letting (of up to 10 years) of an owner-occupied croft— Section 29A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

Part Croft Short Term Letting of an owner-occupied crofter - Section 29A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

 

Only an owner-occupier crofter can apply for consent to let their croft, or part of their croft,  to a tenant on a short term let.

 

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • The proposed tenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres of the croft
  • The applicant and proposed tenant have demonstrated the residence and land use duties will be fulfilled for the length of the short term let
  • Evidence has been provided they will cultivate the croft
  • The proposed tenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft
  • Does the proposed tenant have other croft land
  • There is no demand for the tenancy
  • There have been no objections

The following parameters are also included but only in relation to a Part Croft Short Term Let:

  • Letting part of the croft will not create any access issues
  • There are no concerns over the size and quality of either croft resulting from the let of part of the croft.

 

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.

Short Term Let

2018 Crofting Survey Results

Alongside the 2018 Census, the Crofting Commission carried out a voluntary survey to ascertain the current condition of crofting generally. Here are the results of that survey Crofting Survey Results

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

 

 

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