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Assignation

Assignation is the term used to describe the transfer of a croft tenancy from a tenant crofter, referred to as the ‘assignor’ or ‘outgoing tenant’, to a person of their choice referred to as the ‘assignee’ or ‘proposed new tenant’.

If the Crofting Commission approve your application everything that is held in tenancy will be transferred to the new tenant.

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

Assignation - Section 8 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
  • 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
  •  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
  •  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.

Assignation

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The majority of our staff continue to work from home but we do now have some staff who are able to access our office, although the numbers are restricted due to social distancing measures. We will continue to give priority to applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register forms to notify the Commission that an event has taken place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

Site visits are still not possible until the government eases the current restrictions on movement. Similarly, no hearings will take place until public meetings (with appropriate social distancing) can take place.

Where possible you should continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot as although our reception line is operational it is not possible to transfer calls to staff who are working from home. However, staff will respond to any enquiries to our reception line by email.
November 2020.

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

 

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