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.
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.
The Commission will normally restrict short term lets for non-resident owner-occupier crofters to 5 years or less.
A straightforward approval can be made if:
The applicant is non-resident and is not applying for a short term let of the croft for a second time.
The proposed tenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres 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.
Approved Applications:If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months