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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 7: Creation of servitudes on conversion

36.The effect of this section is to create those servitudes (e.g. rights of access over neighbouring land to maintain a water supply or a drainage pipe) which would have been created (whether expressly, impliedly or by positive prescription) had the deeds referred to been a conveyance of land leading to separation of ownership.

37.The deeds referred to are the qualifying lease, any lease higher in the hierarchy of leases (where there is such a hierarchy), or any partial assignation relating to the qualifying lease. The latter, for example, covers the case where a single lease is divided into two by assignation. The assignation may include rights and obligations which affect the part of the lease that is assigned and also the part that is retained.

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