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Crofting Reform etc. Act 2007

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36“Members of a family”

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In section 61 of the 1993 Act (interpretation)—

(a)in subsection (2), for the words from “the wife” to the end, there is substituted the individual in question's—

(a)spouse or civil partner (or cohabitant provided that the individual has no spouse or civil partner and that the cohabitation has included cohabitation for at least two years in a dwelling-house on or pertaining to the croft);

(b)sibling;

(c)sibling’s spouse or civil partner;

(d)spouse’s or civil partner’s sibling;

(e)father;

(f)mother;

(g)son;

(h)daughter;

(i)son’s or daughter’s spouse or civil partner;

(j)grandchild;

(k)grandchild’s spouse or civil partner;

(l)aunt;

(m)uncle;

(n)nephew; or

(o)niece.; and

(b)after that subsection there is added—

(3)In subsection (2)(a) above, and in the definition of “son” or “daughter” in subsection (4) below, the reference to an individual’s cohabitant is to a person, whether or not of the same sex as the individual, who lives with the individual as if—

(a)in a married relationship; or

(b)in civil partnership.

(4)In subsection (2) above—

  • “sibling” includes a sibling by virtue only of adoption, marriage or civil partnership and a sibling of the half blood;

  • “son”, “daughter” or “grandchild” includes a person so related by virtue only of adoption, marriage or civil partnership; and

  • “son” or “daughter” includes a son, or as the case may be a daughter, of the individual’s cohabitant provided that such son or daughter resides with the individual and that such residence has included residence for at least two years in a dwelling-house on or pertaining to the croft..

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