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Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 42:  Tenant’s right to timber

132.This section provides that, unless an agricultural lease or agreement between the parties expressly makes provision to the contrary and includes provision for a reduction in rent or payment of compensation to the tenant in respect of any loss incurred by that tenant as a result of that provision, the tenant under a 1991 Act tenancy or LDT has the right to cut timber from any trees planted by that tenant on or after the coming into force of this section Such cut timber is owned by the tenant.

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