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Succession

There are two forms of succession:

  • Testate Succession is the term used when a crofter makes a Will and names the person(s) they wish to leave the tenancy of the croft and/or grazing shares to. The person(s) nominated by the crofter is called the    ‘legatee(s)’ and they are said to have been ‘bequeathed’ the tenancy of the croft.
  • Intestate succession is the term that describes succession to the deceased’s estate in the absence of a Will or a Will that cannot be given effect to. This is a complicated area of law and you should seek independent legal advice from a solicitor in cases of intestate succession. 

 

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.

Succession

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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