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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

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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