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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

Overview of Part 5 of the Act

249.This Part contains provisions on the landlord being able to exempt a lease, by agreement with the tenant or through an order of the Lands Tribunal, if the annual rent is over £100 either immediately before the appointed day or at any point in the 5 years before Royal Assent. Part 5 also makes provision on the tenant opting out of converting a lease to ownership by exempting the lease and recalling the exemption. It also contains provisions on the registration of unregistered leases. These are then treated as leases which are exempt from conversion but with the tenant having the option of recalling this exemption.

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