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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

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Conversion of 1991 Act tenancies

90Conversion of 1991 Act tenancies into modern limited duration tenancies

(1)The 2003 Act is amended as follows.

(2)Section 2 is repealed.

(3)After that section insert—

2AConversion from 1991 Act tenancy to modern limited duration tenancy

(1)The landlord and tenant under a 1991 Act tenancy may terminate the tenancy by agreement in writing provided that—

(a)the agreement—

(i)specifies the date on which the termination is to have effect, and

(ii)is made not less than 30 days before that date, and

(b)subsection (2) is complied with.

(2)This subsection is complied with if the landlord and tenant enter into a lease constituting a modern limited duration tenancy for a term of not less than 25 years which—

(a)comprises or includes the same land as that comprised in the tenancy being terminated under subsection (1), and

(b)has effect from the date on which the termination under that subsection has effect.

(3)The landlord or tenant is entitled, at any time before the date on which the termination under subsection (1) has effect, to revoke (without penalty)—

(a)the agreement made under that subsection, and

(b)the lease mentioned in subsection (2),

by giving notice in writing to the other of the revocation.

(4)On termination of a 1991 Act tenancy under subsection (1), the tenant is entitled to—

(a)such compensation for improvements as the tenant would have been entitled to under Part 4 (compensation for improvements) of the 1991 Act (or, as the case may be, under the lease), and

(b)such compensation as the tenant would have been entitled to under section 45A (compensation arising as a result of diversification and cropping of trees) of that Act,

were the tenant quitting the holding as a result of the termination of the tenancy.

(5)Where a 1991 Act tenancy is terminated under subsection (1), section 21 (notice to quit and notice of intention to quit) of the 1991 Act does not apply in respect of the tenancy.

(6)Section 5B does not apply to a modern limited duration tenancy created under this section..

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