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Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

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  1. Explanatory Notes

    1. Introduction

    2. The Act

      1. Background

        1. Part 1: Abolition of Feudal Tenure

        2. Part 2: Land Transfers on and after appointed day

        3. Part 3: Feuduties

        4. Part 4: Real Burdens

        5. Part 5: Entails

        6. Part 6: Miscellaneous

        7. Part 7: General

    3. Commentary on Sections

      1. Part 1: Abolition of Feudal Tenure

        1. Section 1: Abolition on appointed day

        2. Section 2: Consequences of abolition

        3. Section 3: Amendment of Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979

      2. Part 2: Land Transfers Etc. on and after Appointed Day

        1. Section 4: Ownership of land

        2. Section 5: Form of application for recording deed in Register of Sasines

        3. Section 6: Deduction of title for unregistered land

      3. Part 3: Feuduties

        1. Section 7: Extinction on appointed day

        2. Section 8: Requiring compensatory payment

        3. Section 9: Calculation of amount of compensatory payment

        4. Section 10: Making compensatory payment by instalments

        5. Section 11: Service under section 8(1)

        6. Section 12: Extinction by prescription of requirement to make compensatory payment

        7. Section 13: Arrears of feuduty

        8. Section 14: Duty of collecting third party to disclose information

        9. Section 15: Duty to disclose identity of former vassal

        10. Section 16: Interpretation of Part 3

      4. Part 4: Real Burdens

        1. Section 17: Extinction of superior’s rights

        2. Section 18: Reallotment of real burden by nomination of new dominant tenement

        3. Section 19: Reallotment of real burden by agreement

        4. Section 20: Reallotment of real burden by order of Lands Tribunal

        5. Section 21: Manner of dealing with application under section 20

        6. Section 22: Amendment of Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992

        7. Section 23: Reallotment of real burden affecting facility of benefit to other land

        8. Section 24: Interest to enforce real burden

        9. Section 25: Counter-obligations on reallotment

        10. Section 26: Conservation Bodies

        11. Section 27: Notice preserving right to enforce conservation burden

        12. Section 28: Enforcement of conservation burden

        13. Section 29: Assignation of right to conservation burden

        14. Section 30: Deduction of title for conservation burden

        15. Section 31: Extinction of burden on body ceasing to be conservation body

        16. Section 32: No standard security over conservation burden

        17. Section 33: Notice reserving right to claim compensation where land subject to development value burden

        18. Section 34: Limited transmissibility of right to claim compensation

        19. Section 35: Claiming compensation

        20. Section 36: Service under Section 35(3)

        21. Section 37: Amount of compensation

        22. Section 38:  Duty to disclose identity of owner

        23. Section 39:  The expression "owner" for the purposes of Sections 35 to 37

        24. Section 40: Assignation, discharge, or restriction, of reserved right to claim compensation

        25. Section 41: Notices: pre-registration requirements

        26. Section 42: Further provision as respects sections 18 to 20, 27 and 33

        27. Section 43: Notices and agreements under certain sections:  Extent of Keeper's duty

        28. Section 44: Referral to Lands Tribunal of notice dispute

        29. Section 45: Circumstances where certain notices may be registered after appointed day

        30. Section 46: Duties of Keeper: Amendments relating to the extinction of certain real burdens

        31. Section 47: Extinction of counter-obligation

        32. Section 48: No implication as to dominant tenement where real  burden created in grant in feu

        33. Section 49: Interpretation of Part 4

      5. Part 5: Entails

        1. Section 50: Disentailment on appointed day

        2. Section 51: Compensation for expectancy or interest of apparent or other nearest heir in an entailed estate

        3. Section 52: Closure of Register of Entails

      6. Part 6: Miscellaneous

        1. Section 53: Discharge of rights of  irritancy

        2. Section 54: Extinction of superior's rights and obligations qua superior

        3. Section 55: Abolition of thirlage

        4. Section 56: Extinction of certain payments analogous to feuduty

        5. Section 57: Extinction by prescription of obligation to pay redemption money for feuduty, ground annual

        6. Section 58: Crown application

        7. Section 59:  Crown may sell or otherwise dispose of land by disposition

        8. Section 60:  Preserved right of Crown to maritime burdens

        9. Section 61: Mines of gold and silver

        10. Section 62:  Jurisdiction and prerogative of Lord Lyon

        11. Section 63:  Baronies and other dignities and offices

        12. Section 64:  Abolition of Kindly Tenancies

        13. Section 65:  Creation of proper liferent

        14. Section 66: Obligation to make title deeds and searches available

        15. Section 67:  Prohibition on leases for periods of more than 175 years

        16. Section 68:  Certain applications to Sheriff of Chancery

        17. Section 69:  Application of 1970 Act to earlier forms of heritable security

        18. Section 70:  Ownership of land by a firm

      7. Part 7: General

        1. Section 71: The appointed day

        2. Section 72: Interpretation

        3. Section 73:  Feudal terms in enactments and documents: construction after abolition of feudal system

        4. Section 74: Orders, regulations and rules

        5. Section 75: Saving for contractual rights

        6. Section 76: Minor and consequential amendments, repeals and power to amend or repeal enactments

        7. Section 77:  Short title and commencement

        8. Schedule 1

        9. Schedule 2

        10. Schedule 3

        11. Schedule 4

        12. Schedule 5

        13. Schedule 6

        14. Schedule 7

        15. Schedule 8

        16. Schedule 9

        17. Schedule 10

        18. Schedule 11

        19. Schedule 12Part 1

        20. Schedule 12Part 2

        21. Schedule 13

    4. Financial Effects  of the Act

      1. Effects of the Act on public sector finances

      2. Effects of the Act on public service manpower

      3. Summary of the regulatory appraisal

      4. Commencement

  2. Financial Memorandum

    1. Introduction

      1. Feuduty

      2. Development value burdens

      3. Preservation of some feudal burdens

      4. Number of superiors and superiority interests

    2. Costs on the Scottish Administration

      1. Lands Tribunal for Scotland

      2. Legal aid

      3. The Scottish Ministers' estate

    3. Costs on Local Authorities

    4. Costs on Other Bodies, Individuals and Businesses

      1. Costs on businesses and other bodies

      2. Costs on conservation bodies

      3. Costs on individuals

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