The Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2003

Citation and interpretation

1.  (1)  This Order may be cited as the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 (Commencement No. 3, Transitional and Savings Provisions) Order 2003.

(2) In this Order “the 2003 Act” means the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003.

Appointed day for certain provisions

2.  27th November 2003 is appointed as the day for the coming into force of the following provisions of the 2003 Act:–

(a)Part 1 (agricultural tenancies);

(b)in Part 2 of the 2003 Act (tenant’s right to buy land)–

(i)section 25(3) and (7) (notice of tenant’s interest, information prescribed and Keeper’s fee);

(ii)section 26(2) (form of notice of proposal to transfer land);

(iii)section 27(5) (modification of transfers not requiring notice);

(iv)section 28(5) (modification of right to buy in relation to creditors);

(v)section 34(6) (valuation guidance); and

(vi)section 36(7) (further provision for appointment and valuation etc.);

(c)Part 3 (use of agricultural land: diversification);

(d)Part 4 (compensation under agricultural tenancies);

(e)Part 5 (miscellaneous amendments to the 1991 Act);

(f)Part 6 (rights of certain persons where tenant is a partnership) insofar as not already in force;

(g)Part 7 (jurisdiction of the Land Court and the resolution of disputes);

(h)Part 8 (general provisions) insofar as not already in force; and

(i)the Schedule.

Transitional and savings provisions

3.  The Schedule to this Order has effect.

ROSS FINNIE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House, Edinburgh

12th November 2003