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The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitory Provisions) Regulations 2017

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1.—(1) These Regulations may be cited as the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Commencement No. 5 and Transitory Provisions) Regulations 2017 and come into force on 13th March 2017.

(2) In these Regulations “the Act” means the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

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2.  13th June 2017 is the day appointed for the coming into force of the provisions of the Act specified in column 1 of the table in the schedule (the subject matter of which is described in column 2 of that table).

Transitory provision: amnesty for certain improvements by tenant

3.  Until the coming into force of section 85 of the Act (modern limited duration tenancies: creation) for all purposes, section 112(1) of the Act (amnesty for certain improvements by tenant) is to be read as if for paragraph (b) there were substituted—

(b)a tenant—

(i)under a short limited duration tenancy within the meaning of section 4 of the 2003 Act, or

(ii)under a limited duration tenancy within the meaning of section 5 of that Act,

intends to claim compensation under section 45 of that Act..

Transitory provision: section 45A of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003

4.  Until the coming into force of section 85 of the Act for all purposes, section 45A of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003(1) (amnesty under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016) is to be read as if for “, a limited duration tenancy or a modern limited duration tenancy” there were substituted “or a limited duration tenancy”.

Transitory provision: amnesty notice

5.  Until the coming into force of section 85 of the Act for all purposes, section 114(5) of the Act (amnesty notice) is to be read as if for “, limited duration tenancy or modern limited duration tenancy” there were substituted “or limited duration tenancy”.

FERGUS EWING

A member of the Scottish Government

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

24th January 2017

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