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Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003

  1. Part 1 Agricultural tenancies

    1. Chapter 1 Types of tenancy

      1. Tenancies under the 1991 Act

        1. 1.Application of the 1991 Act to agricultural holdings

        2. 2.Conversion from 1991 Act tenancy to limited duration tenancy

        3. 2A.Conversion from 1991 Act tenancy to modern limited duration tenancy

        4. 2B.Conversion from limited duration tenancy to modern limited duration tenancy

      2. Leases for grazing or mowing

        1. 3.Leases for grazing or mowing

      3. New types of tenancy

        1. 4.Short limited duration tenancies

        2. 5.Limited duration tenancies

        3. 5A.Modern limited duration tenancies

        4. 5B.Modern limited duration tenancies: break clauses

        5. 5C.Repairing tenancies: creation

        6. 5D.Repairing tenancies: exemption from rules of good husbandry during repairing period

    2. Chapter 2 General provision as to new types of tenancy

      1. New types of tenancy: general provision

        1. 6.Assignation, subletting and termination of short limited duration tenancies

        2. 7.Assignation and subletting of limited duration tenancies

        3. 7A.Subletting of modern limited duration tenancies

        4. 7B.Assignation of modern limited duration tenancies

        5. 8.Continuation and termination of limited duration tenancies

        6. 8A.Termination of modern limited duration tenancies by agreement

        7. 8B.Termination of modern limited duration tenancies by landlord

        8. 8C.Termination of modern limited duration tenancies by tenant

        9. 8D.Termination of modern limited duration tenancies subject to break clause

        10. 8E.Continuation and extension of modern limited duration tenancies

        11. 9.Review of rent under limited duration tenancies, modern limited duration tenancies and repairing tenancies

        12. 9A.Form and content of rent review notice

        13. 9B.Determination of rent

        14. 9C.Review of rent under limited duration tenancies, modern limited duration tenancies and repairing tenancies: surplus residential accommodation

        15. 10.Increase in rent: landlord’s improvements

        16. 10A.Landlord improvement notices

        17. 10B.Objection by tenant

        18. 10C.Referral to Land Court

        19. 10D.Notice of dates of improvement

        20. 10E.Improvement by landlord without notice etc.

        21. 10F.Emergency improvements

        22. 11.Variation of rent by Land Court

        23. 12.Right of tenant to withhold rent

        24. 13.Written leases and the revision of certain leases

        25. 14.Freedom of cropping and disposal of produce

        26. 15.Permanent pasture

        27. 16.Fixed equipment etc.

        28. 16A.Modern limited duration tenancies: fixed equipment etc.

        29. 17.Resumption of land by landlord

        30. 18.Irritancy of lease and good husbandry

        31. 18A.Irritancy of lease and good husbandry: modern limited duration tenancies

        32. 19.Resumption and irritancy: supplementary

      2. Succession to short limited duration tenancies and limited duration tenancies

        1. 20.Section 16 of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964

        2. 21.Bequest of lease

        3. 22.Right of landlord to object to acquirer of tenancy

        4. 23.Effect of termination of tenancy where tenant deceased

  2. Part 2 Tenant’s right to buy land

    1. Registration of interest and the right to buy

      1. 24.The Keeper and the Register

      2. 25.Registration of tenant’s interest

      3. 26.Notice of proposal to transfer land

      4. 27.Transfers not requiring notice

      5. 28.Right to buy

      6. 29.Exercise of right to buy

      7. 30.Meaning of “creditor in a standard security with a right to sell land

      8. 31.Effect of extinguishing of right to buy

    2. Procedure for buying and valuation

      1. 32.Procedure for buying

      2. 33.Appointment of valuer

      3. 34.Valuation of the land

      4. 35.Special provision where buyer is general partner in limited partnership

      5. 36.Valuation etc.: further provision

      6. 37.Appeal to Lands Tribunal against valuation

      7. 38.Referral of certain matters by Lands Tribunal to Land Court

  3. PART 2A Sale where landlord in breach

    1. Application to Land Court for order for sale

      1. 38A.Application to Land Court for order for sale

      2. 38B.Order for sale

      3. 38C.Effect of order for sale: prohibition of transfer etc.

      4. 38D.Effect of order for sale: suspension of rights

      5. 38E.Tenant's right to buy

    2. Procedure for buying and valuation

      1. 38F.Procedure for buying

      2. 38G.Appointment of valuer and valuation of the land

      3. 38H.Failure of seller to complete transaction

      4. 38I.Failure of tenant to complete transaction

      5. 38J.Completion of sale to tenant

      6. 38K.Effect of extinguishing of right to buy

    3. Sale to third party

      1. 38L.Sale to third party

      2. 38M.Procedure for sale to third party

    4. Post-sale obligations

      1. 38N.Restriction on notice to quit etc. where sale to third party

      2. 38O.Payment to former landlord where early resale

      3. 38P.Compensation

  4. Part 3 Use of agricultural land: diversification

    1. 39.Use of land for non-agricultural purposes

    2. 40.Notice of and objection to diversification

    3. 40A.Landlord's objection: application to Land Court

    4. 41.Imposition of conditions by Land Court

    5. 42.Tenant’s right to timber

  5. Part 4 Compensation under agricultural tenancies

    1. Chapter 1 Compensation for improvements

      1. 1991 Act tenancies

        1. 43.Agreements as to compensation for improvements

        2. 44.Amount of compensation where grant made to tenant

      2. New types of tenancy

        1. 45.Right to compensation for improvements

        2. 45A.Amnesty under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

        3. 46.Payment of compensation by incoming tenant

        4. 47.Amount of compensation

        5. 48.Consent required for compensation in certain cases

        6. 49.Notice required for certain improvements

    2. Chapter 2 Compensation for disturbance and diversification etc.

      1. 1991 Act tenancies

        1. 50.Compensation for disturbance and for damage by game

        2. 51.Compensation arising as a result of diversification etc.

      2. New types of tenancy

        1. 52.Compensation for disturbance

        2. 53.Compensation for other particular things

    3. Chapter 3 Compensation where compulsory acquisition of land

      1. 54.Compensation where compulsory acquisition of land

    4. Chapter 4 Miscellaneous provision as to compensation

      1. 55.Right to compensation for yielding vacant possession

      2. 56.No right to penal rent etc.

      3. 57.Provision as to parts of land and divided land

      4. 58.Compensation not payable where direction as to permanent pasture

      5. 59.Extent to which compensation recoverable under agreements

      6. 59A.Compensation under repairing tenancies

  6. Part 5 Miscellaneous amendments to the 1991 Act

    1. 60.Agreements as to fixed equipment

    2. 61.Making of records

    3. 62.Interdict in certain cases

    4. 63.Variation of rent

    5. 64.Tenant’s right to withhold rent

    6. 65.Termination of tenancy

    7. 66.Assignation and subletting of tenancy

    8. 67.Notices to quit

    9. 68.Restoration of agricultural holding following mineral exploitation

    10. 69.Good husbandry and conservation activities

  7. Part 6 Rights of certain persons where tenant is a partnership

    1. 70.Rights of certain persons where tenant is a partnership

    2. 71.Meaning of “family”

    3. 72.Rights of certain persons where tenant is a limited partnership

    4. 72A.Application of section 73

    5. 73.Termination of tenancy continued under section 72

    6. 74.Application of right to buy provisions

    7. 74A.Application of Part 3A of the 1991 Act

  8. Part 7 Jurisdiction of the Land Court and the resolution of disputes

    1. 1991 Act tenancies

      1. 75.Jurisdiction of the Land Court

      2. 76.Arbitrations etc.

    2. Short limited duration tenancies and limited duration tenancies etc.

      1. 77.Resolution of disputes by Land Court

      2. 78.Agreement to refer matters to arbitration

      3. 79.Arbitration: procedure etc.

      4. 80.Other provisions as to the resolution of disputes

      5. 81.Clauses in leases as to resolution of disputes

    3. Jurisdiction of the Land Court: further provision

      1. 82.Amendment of the Scottish Land Court Act 1993

      2. 83.Power to amend Land Court’s jurisdiction

      3. 84.Power of Land Court to grant remedies etc.

      4. 85.Remit from Land Court to sheriff or Court of Session

      5. 86.Remit to Land Court by sheriff or Court of Session

      6. 87.Transmission of case where contingency

      7. 88.Appeal from Land Court to Court of Session

      8. 89.Expenses in sheriff court and Court of Session

      9. 90.Conduct of arbiter and setting aside of arbiter’s award

  9. Part 8 General provisions

    1. 91.Orders and regulations

    2. 92.Ancillary provision

    3. 93.Interpretation

    4. 94.Amendments to enactments

    5. 95.Short title, Crown application and commencement


      Amendments to enactments

      1. 1.After section 37 (notice of termination of tenancy) of the...

      2. 2.(1) In section 16 (provisions relating to leases) of the...

      3. 3.In paragraph 5 of Schedule 1 to the Conveyancing and...

      4. 4.In section 8 (which makes provision concerning property let under...

      5. 5.In section 13 (transfer of tenancy) of the Matrimonial Homes...

      6. 6.In section 25(1) (interpretation) of the Rent (Scotland) Act 1984,...

      7. 7.In section 7 (interpretation of sections 4 to 6) of...

      8. 8.Agriculture Act 1986 (c. 49)

      9. 9.In section 16 (rent arbitrations: milk quotas), after subsection (2)...

      10. 10.(1) In paragraph 7(2) of Schedule 2 (tenants' compensation for...

      11. 11.The 1991 Act

      12. 12.In section 4 (written leases and the revision of certain...

      13. 13.In section 5 (fixed equipment and insurance premiums), subsection (5)...

      14. 14.In section 9 (arbitration as to permanent pasture)—

      15. 15.In section 13 (variation of rent)— (a) in subsection (1)—...

      16. 16.For section 14 (arbitrations under sections 4 and 5) substitute—...

      17. 17.In section 15 (increase of rent for certain improvements by...

      18. 18.In section 19 (payments for implements, etc., sold on quitting),...

      19. 19.In section 20 (removal of tenant for non-payment of rent)—...

      20. 20.In section 21 (notice to quit and notice of intention...

      21. 21.In section 23 (consent by Land Court or arbitration on...

      22. 22.In section 31 (reduction of rent where tenant dispossessed of...

      23. 23.In section 32 (further restrictions on operation of certain notices...

      24. 24.In section 34(6) (right to compensation for improvements), for the...

      25. 25.In section 36(4) (amount of compensation), for the word “arbiter”...

      26. 26.In section 37(1) (consent necessary for some improvements), the words...

      27. 27.In section 41 (direction by Land Court that holding be...

      28. 28.In section 43 (compensation for disturbance)— (a) in subsection (3),...

      29. 29.In section 46 (compensation for failure to repair or maintain...

      30. 30.In section 49 (compensation provisions to apply to parts of...

      31. 31.In section 50 (determination of claims for compensation where holding...

      32. 32.In section 52 (compensation for damage by game), for the...

      33. 33.In section 55 (provisions supplementary to section 54), in subsection...

      34. 34.In section 62 (claims on termination of tenancy)—

      35. 35.Sections 63 and 64 are repealed.

      36. 36.In section 66 (power to enable demand to remedy breach...

      37. 37.In section 68 (sheep stock valuation)— (a) in subsection (1)—...

      38. 38.Sections 69 and 70 are repealed.

      39. 39.In section 71 (statement of sales of stock), after the...

      40. 40.In section 72 (interpretation of sections 68 to 71), paragraphs...

      41. 41.In section 80 (determination of matters where the Scottish Ministers...

      42. 42.In section 85 (interpretation), at the appropriate place there is...

      43. 43.In section 86 (construction of certain references), for the words...

      44. 44.Schedule 7 is repealed.

      45. 45.In Schedule 8 (supplementary provisions with respect to payments under...

      46. 46.In Schedule 9 (valuation of sheep stock in respect of...

      47. 47.In Schedule 10 (valuation of sheep stock in respect of...

      48. 48.In Schedule 1 to the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992,...

      49. 49.In the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993— (a) in section 29...

      50. 50.In section 106 (contracting out of prisons) of the Criminal...

      51. 51.In section 35 (notice etc. of applications to owners and...

      52. 52.In section 149 (contracting out of certain detention centres) of...