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Agriculture (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1968

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11Provisions supplementary to s.9 in Scotland

(1)Subject to the provisions of this section, no sum shall be payable in pursuance of section 9 of this Act in consequence of the termination of the tenancy of an agricultural holding or part of such a holding by virtue of a notice to quit in a case where—

(a)the relevant notice contains a statement that the carrying out of the purpose for which the landlord proposes to terminate the tenancy is desirable on any of the grounds mentioned in paragraphs (a) to (c) of section 26(1) of the principal Scottish Act and, if an application for consent in respect of the notice is made to the Scottish Land Court (hereafter in this section referred to as " the court") in pursuance of section 25(1) of the principal Scottish Act, the court consent to its operation and state in the reasons for their decision that they are satisfied as to any of the matters so mentioned; or

(b)the relevant notice contains a statement that the landlord will suffer hardship unless the notice has effect and, if such an application as aforesaid is made in respect of the notice, the court consent to its operation and state in the reasons for their decision that they are satisfied that greater hardship would be caused by withholding consent than by giving it; or

(c)the relevant notice is a notice to which, apart from the provisions of section 18 or section 19 of this Act, section 6(3) of the Agriculture Act 1958 would apply and, if an application for consent in respect of the notice is made to the court in pursuance of the said section 25(1), the court consent to its operation and state in the reasons for their decision that they are satisfied with regard to the matter mentioned in paragraph (a), or the matters mentioned in paragraph (b)(i) to (iii), or the matter mentioned in paragraph (c), of section 18(2) of this Act; or

(d)the said section 25(1) does not apply to the relevant notice by virtue of section 29(4) of the Agriculture Act 1967 (which relates to notices to quit given by the Secretary of State or a Rural Development Board with a view to boundary adjustments or an amalgamation).

(2)Subsection (1) of this section shall not apply in relation to the relevant notice where—

(a)the reasons given by the court for their decision to consent to the operation of the notice include the reason that they are satisfied as to the matter mentioned in section 26(1)(e) of the principal Scottish Act (which relates to the use of land for certain non-agricultural purposes); or

(b)the reasons so given consist of or include the reason that the court are satisfied as to the matter mentioned in section 26(1)(b) of that Act or in paragraph (a) or paragraph (c) of section 18(2) of this Act but the court would have been satisfied also as to the matter mentioned in the said section 26(1 )(e) if it had been specified in the application for consent, and where the court would have been satisfied as mentioned in paragraph (b) of this subsection they shall include a statement to that effect in their decision.

(3)In assessing the compensation payable to the tenant of an agricultural holding in consequence of the compulsory acquisition of his interest in the holding or part of it or the compulsory taking of possession of the holding or part of it, no account shall be taken of any benefit which might accrue to the tenant by virtue of section 9 of this Act.

(4)Any sum payable in pursuance of the said section 9 shall be so payable notwithstanding any agreement to the contrary.

(5)The following provisions of the principal Scottish Act shall apply to sums claimed or payable in pursuance of the said section 9 as they apply to compensation claimed or payable under section 35 of that Act, that is to say, sections 35(3), 61, 68 to 70, 75 to 78, 80, 82 to 84, 90, 93(6), 100 and Schedule 6.

(6)No sum shall be payable in pursuance of the said section 9 in consequence of—

(a)the termination of the tenancy of an agricultural holding or part of such a holding by virtue of a notice to quit unless the notice in consequence of which the termination occurs is served on the tenant after the initial date and the termination occurs after the date of the passing of this Act; or

(b)the resumption by the landlord of possession of part of the holding in pursuance of a provision in that behalf contained in the lease unless the resumption occurs after the date of the passing of this Act.

(7)No sum shall be payable in pursuance of section 9 of this Act in consequence of the termination of the tenancy of an agricultural holding or part of such a holding by virtue of a notice to quit where the relevant notice is given in pursuance of section 6(3) of the Agriculture Act 1958 (which relates to notice to quit given to a tenant who has acquired right to the tenancy of the holding by virtue of section 16 of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 or as a legatee by virtue of section 20 of the principal Scottish Act) and—

(a)the landlord is terminating the tenancy for the purpose of using the land for agriculture only ; and

(b)the notice contains a statement that the tenancy is being terminated for the said purpose :

Provided that if any question arises between the landlord and the tenant as to the purpose for which the tenancy is being terminated, the tenant shall, notwithstanding section 74 of the principal Scottish Act (matters to be referred to arbitration), refer the question to the Scottish Land Court for their determination.

(8)Section 73 of the principal Scottish Act (proceedings of the Land Court) shall apply for the purpose of the determination of any matter referred to the Scottish Land Court under subsection (7) of this section as it applies to any matter which they are required to determine under that Act.

(9)The provisions of Schedule 2 to this Act (which contains transitional provisions for certain cases) shall have effect for the purposes of this section in its application to Scotland.

(10)In this section—

(a)references to section 9 of this Act do not include references to it as applied by section 12 of this Act;

(b)" the relevant notice " means a notice to quit given by the landlord of the agricultural holding in question in consequence of which compensation for disturbance becomes payable to the tenant of the holding as mentioned in the said section 9 ; and

(c)for the purposes of subsection (1)(a), the purposes of the enactments relating to allotments shall be treated as excluded from the matters mentioned in section 26(1)(c) of the principal Scottish Act.

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