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Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

Costs on Other Bodies, Individuals and Businesses

Costs on individuals

271.Around 10 per cent of properties held under feudal tenure may become liable for compensation for the extinction of feuduty, but the sums may not be claimed in a large number of cases.

272.In circumstances where a former vassal refuses to agree to a superior's request that a burden be preserved, an individual may wish to oppose an application to the Lands Tribunal by the superior seeking to preserve the burden. Legal aid will be available where appropriate and it is possible that the Lands Tribunal procedures may be streamlined in order to reduce costs further.

273.The likely costs on individual superiors have been set out above.

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