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2(1)The Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (c.41) is amended as follows.
(2)In section 16 (provisions relating to leases)—
(a)in subsection (2A)—
(i)paragraph (a) and the word “and” immediately following it are repealed; and
(ii)in paragraph (b), for the words from “other” to “subsection)”, substitute “lease (other than the lease of a croft within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 (c.44))”;
(b)in subsection (3)(b)—
(i)at the beginning insert “subject to subsection (3A)”; and
(ii)sub-paragraph (ib) is repealed; and
(c)after subsection (3) insert—
“(3A)In the case of an interest in an agricultural lease which is a lease of a croft within the meaning of section 3(1) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 (c.44), the period for the purposes of subsection (3)(b) is 24 months.”.
(3)Section 16A (application of section 58A of the 1993 Act to applications for consent under section 16(2A)) is repealed.
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