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Crofters (Scotland) Act 1961

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12In section sixteen (which relates to vacant crofts)—

(a)after subsection (3) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(3A)Where any person is in occupation of a croft under a letting which is null and void by virtue of the last foregoing subsection, the Commission may serve on him a notice in writing requiring him to give up his occupation of such croft on or before such day as may be specified in the notice, being a day not less than one month from the date of the service of the notice ; and if he fails to give up his occupation of the croft on or before that day, subsection (3) of the next following section shall, subject to any necessary modifications, apply as it applies where a crofter fails to give up the occupation of a croft as mentioned in that subsection.;

(b)subsection (9) shall have effect as if at the end thereof there were added the words

The Secretary of State shall intimate to the Commission any direction given by him under this subsection.;

(c)after subsection (11) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(11A)For the purposes of this section a croft shall be taken to be vacant notwithstanding that it is occupied, if it is occupied otherwise than by the tenant of the croft.; and

(d)after subsection (12) there shall be inserted the following subsection—

(13)The provisions of this section shall have effect in relation to a part of a croft as they have effect in relation to a croft..

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