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Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Background

    1. Definitions

    2. The Act

      1. Part 1: the Crofters Commission

        1. Section 1: Discharge of functions

        2. Section 2: Equal opportunities

        3. Section 3: Obtaining Commission approval or consent

        4. Section 4: Obtaining of information by Commission

        5. Section 5: Maintenance of and provision of information from the Register of Crofts

      2. Part 2: Crofts

        1. Section 6: New crofts

        2. Section 7: The statutory conditions

        3. Section 8: Complaint as respects breach of the statutory conditions

        4. Section 9: Exchange of crofts or parts of crofts

        5. Section 10: Division of croft

        6. Section 11: Subletting

        7. Section 12: Assignation

        8. Section 13: Bequest of tenancy of croft

        9. Section 14: Prior rights, on intestacy, in relation to tenancy of croft

        10. Section 15: Transfer of tenancy of croft by executor: amendment of section 16 of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964

        11. Section 16: Transfer of tenancy of croft by executor: special provision relating to the 1993 Act

        12. Section 17: Amendment of section 11 of the 1993 Act

        13. Section 18: Determination of the Land Court as to croft boundaries

        14. Section 19: Access to croft

        15. Section 20: Reorganisation schemes

        16. Section 21: Meaning of croft

      3. Part 3: Termination of Tenancy, Decrofting, Etc.

        1. Section 22: Resumption and reversion

        2. Section 23: Decrofting

        3. Section 24: Re-letting

        4. Section 25: Compensation for improvements for purposes other than cultivation or grazing etc.

      4. Part 4: Common Grazings

        1. Section 26: Use of common grazing

        2. Section 27: New common grazing

        3. Section 28: Contravention of, or failure to comply with, common grazings regulations

        4. Section 29: Further amendment of section 52: apportionment

      5. Part 5: Schemes for Development

        1. Section 30: Schemes for development

      6. Part 6: Crofting Community Right to Buy

        1. Section 31: Crofting community right to buy

      7. Part 7: General and Miscellaneous

        1. Section 32: Regulations concerning loans

        2. Section 33: Appeal to the Land Court and jurisdiction of that court

        3. Section 34: Further amendments in relation to the Land Court

        4. Section 35: Public notification

        5. Section 36: “Members of a family”

        6. Section 37: “Crofting community”

        7. Section 40: Savings

        8. Schedule 1

        9. Schedule 2

  3. Parliamentary History

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