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Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003

Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 (c.52).

553.Sub-paragraph (2) amends section 1 of the 1973 Act in the version which is substituted, from the appointed day, by schedule 12 paragraph 33(2) of the 2000 Act. The purpose is to make clear that the right to a real burden cannot be acquired by positive prescription.

554.Sub-paragraph (3) replaces the reference to ‘land obligation’ with a reference to ‘title condition’. The term ‘land obligation’ is used in sections 1 and 2 of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970 to identify the rights which are capable of discharge by the Lands Tribunal. Sections 1 and 2 of the 1970 Act are repealed by schedule 15 of the Act. The replacement term in the Act is ‘title condition’ (defined in section 122(1)) the change being one of name rather than of substance.

555.Sub-paragraph (4) makes an amendment of terminology which was overlooked by paragraph 33 of schedule 12 to the 2000 Act.

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