Subletting is the term used to describe the arrangement where a croft tenant allows another person (known as the subtenant) to work all, or any part, of their croft and/or the shares in a common grazing for a fixed period of time, which does not exceed 10 years.
Subletting - Section 27 of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993
The Commission will normally restrict a sublet for non-resident tenant crofters to 5 years or less.
Applications by non-resident tenants for consent to a second or subsequent sublet of their croft for any period of time will automatically be escalated to Tier 2.
A straightforward approval can be made if:
The applicant is non-resident and is not applying to sublet the croft for a second time.
If any of these conditions are not met, the application will be escalated.