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Application for Commission Consent to Assign a Croft Tenancy

Tagradh airson Cead a’ Choimisein gu Gabhaltas Croite a Shònrachadh

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 has provided evidence that they will cultivate the croft
  • The proposed tenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft
  • There have been no objections from the landlord
  • There have been no objections from the crofting community
  • There have been no expressions of demand for the tenancy 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.

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.

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