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Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003

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  1. Introduction

  2. Background

  3. The Act

    1. Part 1: Real burdens: general

    2. Part 2: Community burdens

    3. Part 3: Conservation and other personal real burdens

    4. Part 4: Transitional: implied rights of enforcement

    5. Part 5: Real burdens: miscellaneous

    6. Part 6: Development Management Scheme

    7. Part 7: Servitudes

    8. Part 8: Pre-emption and reversion

    9. Part 9: Title conditions: powers of Lands Tribunal

    10. Part 10: Miscellaneous

    11. Part 11: Savings, transitional and general

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: Real Burdens: General

      1. Section 1: The expression "real burden"

      2. Section 2: Affirmative, negative and ancillary burdens

      3. Section 3: Other characteristics

      4. Section 4: Creation

      5. Section 5: Further provision as respects constitutive deed

      6. Section 6: Further provision as respects creation

      7. Section 7: Duration

      8. Section 8: Right to enforce

      9. Section 9: Persons against whom burdens are enforceable

      10. Section 10: Affirmative burdens: continuing liability of former owner

      11. Section 11: Affirmative burdens: shared liability

      12. Section 12: Division of a benefited property

      13. Section 13: Division of a burdened property

      14. Section 14: Construction

      15. Section 15: Discharge

      16. Section 16: Acquiescence

      17. Section 17: Further provision as regards extinction where no interest to enforce

      18. Section 18: Negative prescription

      19. Section 19: not to extinguish real burden

      20. Section 20: Notice of termination

      21. Section 21: Intimation

      22. Section 22: Oath or affirmation before notary public

      23. Section 23: Prerequisite certificate for registration of notice of termination

      24. Section 24: Effect of registration of notice of termination.

    2. Part 2: Community Burdens

      1. Section 25: The expression “community burdens”

      2. Section 26: Creation of community burdens: supplementary provision

      3. Section 27: Effect on units of statement that burdens are community burdens

      4. Section 28: Power of majority to appoint manager

      5. Section 29: Power of majority to instruct common maintenance

      6. Section 30: Owner’s decision binding

      7. Section 31: Remuneration of manager

      8. Section 32: The expressions “affected unit” and “adjacent unit”

      9. Section 33: Majority variation and discharge of community burdens

      10. Section 34: Variation or discharge under section 33: intimation

      11. Section 35: Variation and discharge of community burdens by owners of adjacent units

      12. Section 36: Variation and discharge under section 35: intimation

      13. Section 37: Preservation of community burden in respect of which deed of variation or discharge has been granted as mentioned in section 35(1)

    3. Part 3 Conservation and Other Personal Real Burdens

      1. Section 38: Conservation burdens

      2. Section 39: Assignation

      3. Section 40: Enforcement where no completed title

      4. Section 41: Completion of title

      5. Section 42: Extinction of burden on body ceasing to be conservation body

      6. Section 43: Rural housing Burdens

      7. Section 44: Maritime burdens

      8. Section 45: Economic development burdens

      9. Section 46: Health care burdens

      10. Section 47: Interest to enforce

      11. Section 48: Discharge

    4. Part 4: Transitional: Implied Rights of Enforcement

      1. Section 49: Extinction

      2. Section 50: Preservation

      3. Section 51: Duties of Keeper: amendments relating to unenforceable real burdens

      4.  Section 52: Common schemes: general

      5. Section 53: Common schemes: related properties

      6. Section 54: Sheltered housing

      7. Section 55: Grant of deed of variation or discharge of community burdens relating to sheltered or retirement housing: community consultation notice

      8. Section 56: Facility burdens and service burdens

      9. Section 57: Further provision as respects implied rights of enforcement

      10. Section 58: Duty of Keeper to enter on title sheet statement concerning enforcement rights

    5. Part 5: Real Burdens: Miscellaneous

      1. Section 59: Effect of extinction on court proceedings

      2. Section 60: Grant of deed where title not completed: requirements

      3. Section 61: Contractual liability incidental to creation of real burden

      4. Section 62: Real burdens of combined type

      5. Section 63: Manager burdens

      6. Section 64: Overriding power to dismiss and appoint manager

      7. Section 65: Manager: transitory provisions

      8. Section 66: The expression “related properties”

      9. Section 67: Discharge of rights of irritancy

      10. Section 68: Requirement for repetition of terms of real burden in future deed

      11. Section 69: Further provision as respects deeds of variation and of discharge

      12. Section 70: Duty to disclose identity of owner

    6. Part 6: Development Management Scheme

      1. Section 71: Development management scheme

      2. Section 72: Application of other provisions of this Act to rules of scheme

      3. Section 73: Disapplication

      4. Section 74: Intimation of proposal to register deed of disapplication

    7. Part 7: Servitudes

      1. Section 75: Creation of positive servitude by writing: deed to be registered

      2. Section 76: Disapplication of requirement that positive servitude created in writing be of a known type

      3. Section 77: Positive servitude of leading pipes over or under land

      4. Section 78: Discharge of positive servitude

      5. Section 79: Prohibition on creation of negative servitude

      6. Section 80: Negative servitudes to become real burdens

      7. Section 81: Certain real burdens to become positive servitudes

    8. Part 8: Pre-Emption and Reversion

      1. Section 82: Application and interpretation of sections 83 and 84

      2. Section 83: Extinction following pre-sale undertaking

      3. Section 84: Extinction following offer to sell

      4. Section 85: Ending of council’s right of pre-emption as respects certain churches

      5. Section 86: Reversions under School Sites Act 1841

      6. Section 87: Right to petition under section 7 of the Entail Sites Act 1840

      7. Section 88: Prescriptive period for obligations arising by virtue of 1841 or 1840 Act

      8. Section 89: Repeal of Reversion Act 1469

    9. Part 9: Powers of the Lands Tribunal

      1. Section 90: Powers of Lands Tribunal as respects title conditions

      2. Section 91: Special provision as to variation or discharge of community burdens

      3. Section 92: Early application for discharge: restrictive provisions

      4. Section 93: Notification of application

      5. Section 94: Content of notice

      6. Section 95: Persons entitled to make representations

      7. Section 96: Representations

      8. Section 97: Granting unopposed application for discharge or renewal of real burden

      9. Section 98: Granting any other application for variation, discharge, renewal or preservation of title condition

      10. Section 99: Granting applications as respects development management schemes

      11. Section 100: Factors to which the Lands Tribunal are to have regard in determining applications

      12. Section 102: Referral to Lands Tribunal of notice dispute

      13. Section 103: Expenses

      14. Section 104: Taking effect of orders of Lands Tribunal

    10. Part 10: Miscellaneous

      1. Section 105: Alterations to Land Register consequential upon registering certain deeds

      2. Section 106: Extinction of real burdens and servitudes on compulsory acquisition of land

      3. Section 107: Extinction of real burdens and servitudes where land acquired by agreement

      4. Section 108: Amendment of Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) (Amendment) Act 1933

      5. Section 109: Amendment of Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947

      6. Section 110: Amendment of Forestry Act 1967

      7. Section 111: Amendment of Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970

      8. Section 112: Amendment of Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979

      9. Section 113: Amendment of Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990

      10. Section 114: Amendment of Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000

      11. Section 115: Further provision as respects notices of preservation or of converted servitude

      12. Section 116: Benefited property outwith Scotland

      13. Section 117: Pecuniary real burdens

      14. Section 118: Common interest

    11. Part 11: Savings, Transitional and General

      1. Section 119: Savings and transitional provisions

      2. Section 120: Requirement for dual registration

      3. Section 121: Crown application

      4. Section 122: Interpretation

      5. Section 123: The expression ‘owner’

      6. Section 124: Sending

      7. Section 125: References to distance

      8. Section 127: Orders, regulations and rules

      9. Section 129: Short title and commencement

      10. Schedule 1: Form importing terms of title conditions

      11. Schedule 2: Form of notice of termination

      12. Schedule 3: Form of affixed notice relating to termination

      13. Schedule 4: Form of notice of proposal to register deed of variation or discharge

      14. Schedule 5: Further form of notice of proposal to register deed of variation or discharge of community burden: sent version

      15. Schedule 6: Further form of notice of proposal to register deed of variation or discharge of community burden: affixed version

      16. Schedule 7: Form of notice of preservation

      17. Schedule 8: Community consultation notice

      18. Schedule 9: Form of notice of converted servitude

      19. Schedule 10: Form of undertaking

      20. Schedule 11: Title Conditions not subject to discharge by Lands Tribunal

      21. Schedule 12: Form of application for relevant certificate

      22. Schedule 13: Amendment of Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000

        1. Paragraph 2.

        2. Paragraph 3.

        3. Paragraph 4.

        4. Paragraph 5.

        5. Paragraph 6.

        6. Paragraph 7.

        7. Paragraph 8.

        8. Paragraph 10.

        9. Paragraph 11.

        10. Paragraph 12.

        11. Paragraph 13.

        12. Paragraph 14.

        13. Paragraph 15.

        14. Paragraph 16.

        15. Paragraph 17.

        16. Paragraph 18.

        17. Paragraph 19.

        18. Paragraph 20.

      23. Schedule 14: Minor and consequential amendments

        1. Registration of Leases (Scotland) Act 1857 (c.26).

        2. Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1868 (c.101)

        3. Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924 (c.27).

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

        5. Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.52).

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

        7. Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (c.33).

        8. Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 (c.46).

        9. Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983 (c.41).

        10. Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992 (c.37).

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

        12. Standards in Scotland’s Schools Act 2000 (asp 6).

        13. Mortgage Rights (Scotland) Act 2001 (asp.11)

      24. Schedule 15: Repeals

        1. Registration Act 1617.

        2. Redemptions Act 1661.

        3. Registration of Leases (Scotland) Act 1857: section 3.

        4. Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874: section 32 and Schedule H

        5. Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924.  Section 9, Schedule E.

        6. Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments) Act 1925: section 22.

        7. Church of Scotland (Property and Endowments)(Amendment) Act 1933 (c.24)

        8. Conveyancing Amendment (Scotland) Act 1938: section 9.

        9. Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970.

        10. Land Tenure Reform (Scotland) Act 1974: section 19.

        11. Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979.

        12. Aviation Security Act 1982: Schedule 1.

        13. Housing (Scotland) Act 1987: section 72

        14. Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990: section 2.

        15. Enterprise and New Towns (Scotland) Act 1990: section 32.

        16. Further and Higher Education (Scotland) Act 1992: Schedule 3.

        17. Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995: section 13(2).

        18. Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000

  5. Parliamentary History for the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003

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