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Small Landholders (Scotland) Act 1911

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(1)In this Act—

The expression " Act of 1886" means the Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1886 :

The expression "Act of 1887" means the Crofters Holdings (Scotland) Act, 1887 :

The expression " Act of 1891" means the Crofters Common Grazings Regulation Act, 1891:

The expression "Act of 1908" means the Crofters Common Grazings Regulation Act, 1908:

The expression " Crofters Acts " means the Act of 1886, the Act of 1887, the Act of 1891, and the Act of 1908 :

The expression "statutory successor" means any person who in terms of the Landholders Acts as the case may be has succeeded or may succeed to a holding whether as heir-at-law or legatee of his immediate predecessor being a crofter or landholder in occupation of the holding:

The expression " termination of the lease" means the expiration of the lease through the running out of the stipulated term of endurance or through the parties, or either of them, exercising their right to take advantage of a break stipulated for in the lease or through any agreement between the parties being made, or other circumstances arising whereby the lease is terminated.

(2)In the Crofters Acts, the Agricultural Rates, Congested Districts, and Burgh Land Tax Relief (Scotland) Act, 1896, and the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act, 1897, the expression "holding" shall be substituted for the expression

croft,and the expression " crofting parish " shall be construed as meaning a parish to which the Crofters Acts applied at the commencement of this Act.

(3)In the Act of 1886 (except in the case of references to the passing or the title thereof and except in section thirty-two thereof) the expression "this Act" or "the Act" shall be construed as meaning the Landholders Acts.

(4)In section two of the Act of 1887 the expression " principal Act" where first occurring shall be construed as meaning the Landholders Acts,, and the expression "the Crofters Holdings Act, 1886," shall be construed as meaning the Act of 1886 or this Act, as the case may be.

(5)H not inconsistent with the context, references in any Act of Parliament to a crofter shall be construed as references to a landholder within the meaning of this Act.

(6)Notwithstanding anything contained in this or any other Act the expression "lessee" in section four of the Lands Valuation (Scotland) Amendment Act, 1895, shall include a landholder in the same way and to the same effect as if a landholder were a lessee holding under a lease or agreement, the stipulated duration of which is twenty-one years or under from the date of entry under the same.

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