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Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012

The appointed day

Section 70: The appointed day

272.This section fixes the appointed day, which is the day when qualifying leases are converted into ownership. Martinmas (28 November) is chosen because that is one of the dates on which rent is normally payable. The period of two years between the coming into force of the section under section 70 and the appointed day enables the qualifying leases to be identified ahead of conversion. This in turn enables the statutory notices for conversion of qualifying conditions etc. to be served and registered before the appointed day.

273.The Term and Quarter Days (Scotland) Act 1990 regulates, in Scotland, the date of Martinmas (and Whitsunday, Candlemas and Lammas).

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