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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 4: Conversion of right of lease to right of ownership

24.Under this section, the conversion of qualifying leases to ownership is automatic, unless the tenant chooses to opt out under Part 5 of the Act. Conversion happens on the “appointed day”. The “appointed day” is defined in section 70 although this definition does not apply when a tenant of a lease recalls an exemption from conversion (see section 67(3)).

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