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Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003

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  1. Introduction

    1. Part 1: Agricultural Tenancies

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

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

      3. Section 3:  Leases for grazing or mowing

      4. Section 4:  Short limited duration tenancies

      5. Section 5:  Limited duration tenancies

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

      7. Section 7:  Assignation and subletting of limited duration tenancies

      8. Section 8:  Continuation and termination of limited duration tenancies

      9. Section 9:  Review of rent under limited duration tenancies

      10. Section 10:  Increase in rent:  landlord's improvements

      11. Section 11:  Variation of rent by the Land Court

      12. Section 12:  Right of tenant to withhold rent

      13. Section 13:  Written leases and the revision of certain leases

      14. Section 14:  Freedom of cropping and disposal of produce

      15. Section 15:  Permanent pasture

      16. Section 16:  Fixed equipment

      17. Section 17:  Resumption of land by landlord

      18. Section 18:  Irritancy of lease and good husbandry

      19. Section 19:   Resumption and irritancy:  supplementary

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

      21. Section 21:   Bequest of lease

      22. Section 22:   Right of landlord to object to acquirer of tenancy

      23. Section 23:   Effect of termination of tenancy where tenant deceased

    2. Part 2:  Tenant’s Right to Buy Land

      1. Section 24: The Keeper and the Register

      2. Section 25: Registration of tenant’s interest

      3. Section 26: Notice of proposal to transfer land

      4. Section 27: Transfers not requiring notice

      5. Section 28: Right to buy

      6. Section 29: Exercise of right to buy

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

      8. Section 31: Effect of extinguishing of right to buy

      9. Section 32: Procedure for buying

      10. Section 33: Appointment of valuer

      11. Section 34: Valuation of the land

      12. Section 35: Special provision where buyer is a general partner in a limited partnership

      13. Section 36: Valuation : further provision

      14. Section 37: Appeal to the Lands Tribunal against valuation

      15. Section 38: Referral of certain matters by Lands Tribunal to Land Court

    3. Part 3:  Use of Agricultural Land: Diversification

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

      2. Section 40:  Notice of and objection to diversification

      3. Section 41: Imposition of conditions by Land Court

      4. Section 42:  Tenant’s right to timber

    4. Part 4:  Compensation under Agricultural Tenancies

      1. Section 43:  Agreements as to compensation for improvements

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

      3. Section 45:  Right to compensation for improvements

      4. Section 46:  Payment of compensation by incoming tenant

      5. Section 47: Amount of compensation

      6. Section 48:  Consent required for compensation in certain cases

      7. Section 49:  Notice required for certain improvements

      8. Section 50:  Compensation for disturbance and damage by game

      9. Section 51:  Compensation arising as a result of diversification,

      10. Section 52: Compensation for disturbance

      11. Section 53:  Compensation for other particular things

      12. Section 54:  Compensation where compulsory acquisition of land

      13. Section 55: Right to compensation for yielding vacant possession

      14. Section 56:  No right to penal rent,

      15. Section 57:  Provision as to parts of land and divided land

      16. Section 58:  Compensation not payable where direction as to permanent pasture

      17. Section 59:  Extent to which compensation recoverable under agreements

    5. Part 5:  Miscellaneous Amendments to the 1991 Act

      1. Section 60:  Agreements as to fixed equipment

      2. Section 61:  Making of records

      3. Section 62:  Interdict in certain cases

      4. Section 63:  Variation of rent

      5. Section 64: Tenant’s right to withhold rent

      6. Section 65: Termination of Tenancy

      7. Section 66: Assignation and subletting of tenancy

      8. Section 67:  Notices to quit

      9. Section 68:  Restoration of agricultural holding following mineral exploitation

      10. Section 69:  Good husbandry and conservation activities

    6. Part 6: Rights of Certain Persons Where Tenant is a Partnership

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

      2. Section 71:  Meaning of “family”

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

      4. Section 73:  Termination of tenancy continued under section 72

      5. Section 74:  Application of right to buy provisions

    7. Part 7:  Jurisdiction of the Land Court and the Resolution of Disputes

      1. Section 75:  Jurisdiction of the Land Court

      2. Section 76:  Arbitrations

      3. Section 77:  Resolution of disputes by Land Court

      4. Section 78:  Agreement to refer matters to arbitration

      5. Section 79:  Arbitration: procedure

      6. Section 80:  Other provisions as to the resolution of disputes

      7. Section 81:  Clauses in leases as to resolution of disputes

      8. Section 82:  Amendment of the Scottish Land Court Act 1993

      9. Section 83:  Power to amend Land Court’s jurisdiction

      10. Section 84: Power of the Land Court to grant remedies

      11. Section 85:  Remit from Land Court to the sheriff or Court of Session

      12. Section 86:  Remit to the Land Court by the sheriff or Court of Session

      13. Section 87:  Transmission of case where contingency

      14. Section 88:  Appeal from Land Court to Court of Session

      15. Section 89:  Expenses in sheriff court and Court of Session

      16. Section 90:  Conduct of arbiter and setting aside of arbiter's award

    8. Part 8:  General Provisions

      1. Section 91:  Orders and regulations

      2. Section 92:  Ancillary provision

      3. Section 93:  Interpretation

      4. Section 94:  Amendments to enactments

      5. Section 95:  Short title, Crown application and commencement

    9. Schedule

      1. Amendments to Enactments

        1. Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1907 (c.51)

          1. Paragraph 1

        2. Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (c.41)

          1. Paragraph 2

        3. Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 (c.35)

          1. Paragraph 3

        4. Land Tenure Reform (Scotland) Act 1974 (c.38)

          1. Paragraph 4

        5. Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981 (c.59)

          1. Paragraph 5

        6. Rent (Scotland) Act 1984 (c.58)

          1. Paragraph 6

        7. Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985 (c.73)

          1. Paragraph 7

        8. Agriculture Act 1986 (c.49)

          1. Paragraphs 9 & 10

          2. Paragraph 10(1)

        9. The 1991 Act

          1. Paragraphs 12, 14, 16, 21 – 34, 36, 37(c) and (d) and 45

          2. Paragraphs 13, 17 and 18

          3. Paragraph 19

          4. Paragraph 20

          5. Paragraph 26

          6. Paragraph 35

          7. Paragraph 37(a)

          8. Paragraph 37(b)

          9. Paragraph 37(e)

          10. Paragraph 38

          11. Paragraph 39

          12. Paragraph 40

          13. Paragraph 41

          14. Paragraphs 42 and 43

          15. Paragraph 44

          16. Paragraph 46

          17. Paragraph 47

        10. Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c.53)

          1. Paragraph 48

        11. Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 (c.44)

          1. Paragraph 49

        12. Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 (c.33)

          1. Paragraph 50

        13. Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1995 (c.8)

          1. Paragraph 51

        14. Immigration and Asylum Act 1999 (c.33)

          1. Paragraph 52

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