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Our policy on subletting and short term lets has changed

17/08/2020

Important Information

Our policy on subletting and short term lets by non-resident crofters has changed and as a result the Commission will normally restrict applications from non-resident crofters to five years or less, unless there are exceptional circumstances which would justify a longer period.

Any application to sublet or short term let of a croft for a period of longer than 5 years by a non-resident crofter will no longer be treated as a straightforward application and will be escalated to Tier 2.

Check out  https://www.crofting.scotland.gov.uk/forms-and-guidance for more information on our Delegated Decision Making process and the criteria required to meet a straightforward application which can be approved by Casework Officers.  In normal circumstances a straightforward application can be concluded in approximately 6 weeks.

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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.

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