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Tenures Abolition Act 1746

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21 Tacksmen discharged from all services, &c. not mentioned in the tack, &c.E+W+S

And whereas it hath been frequently practised in Scotland, to lett lands to tenants or tacksmen, reserving or expressing, over and above the certain rents and duties payable for the same, services used and wont, or services indefinitely, or other general words of the like nature, without specifying or ascertaining the same; which practice is liable to be abused, is productive of disputes between landlord and tenant, and subject to divers inconveniences; from and after the first day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty-seven, no tenant or tacksman of any lands or heretages in Scotland, by virtue of any lease or tack which shall be made in writing, or by verbal agreement, tacit relocation, or otherwise, after the said first day of July, or by virtue of the prorogation of any lease or tack made before the said first day of July, or any assignee of any such lease or tack, shall be obliged or liable to perform any services whatsoever to his heretor or landlord other than such as shall be expressly and particularly reserved and specified, and the number and kinds thereof enumerated and ascertained in some written lease or tack, or by some agreement made in writing, and signed by the parties thereto, or some persons authorized by them, any former law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding.

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