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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012


Section 35: Prescriptive period for converted conditions

152.This is a transitional provision. The period of negative prescription (extinction of obligation) for a leasehold condition is presently twenty years. After conversion to a real burden, the period will be five years under section 18 of the Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003. The effect of this section is to make the prescriptive period for a breach of a qualifying condition that occurs before the appointed day for leasehold conversion the same as the period for a breach of a real burden that occurred before the day appointed for feudal abolition. That is to say, the prescriptive period for such a breach will be the shorter of 5 years from the appointed day or 20 years from the breach.

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