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PART 10Agricultural holdings

CHAPTER 6Assignation of and succession to agricultural tenancies

Succession

107Bequest of 1991 Act tenancies

In section 11 of the 1991 Act (bequest of lease)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “his son-in-law or daughter-in-law or to any one of the persons who would be, or would in any circumstances have been, entitled to succeed to the estate on intestacy by virtue of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964” substitute “any one of the persons mentioned in subsection (1A)”,

(b)after that subsection insert—

(1A)The persons referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a)any person who would be, or would in any circumstances have been, entitled to succeed to the tenant’s estate on intestacy by virtue of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964,

(b)a spouse or civil partner of a child of the tenant,

(c)a spouse or civil partner of a grandchild of the tenant,

(d)a spouse or civil partner of a brother or sister of the tenant,

(e)a brother or sister of the tenant’s spouse or civil partner,

(f)a spouse or civil partner of such a brother or sister,

(g)a child (including a step-child) of such a brother or sister,

(h)a grandchild (including a step-grandchild) of such a brother or sister,

(i)a step-child of the tenant,

(j)a spouse or civil partner of such a step-child,

(k)a descendant of such a step-child,

(l)a step-brother or step-sister of the tenant,

(m)a spouse or civil partner of such a step-brother or step-sister,

(n)a descendant of such a step-brother or step-sister..

108Limited duration tenancies, modern limited duration tenancies and repairing tenancies: succession

(1)Section 16 of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964 (provisions relating to leases) is amended as follows—

(a)in subsection (4A), for “or a limited duration tenancy” substitute “, a limited duration tenancy, a modern limited duration tenancy or a repairing tenancy”,

(b)in subsection (4C), for “or a limited duration tenancy” substitute “, a limited duration tenancy, a modern limited duration tenancy or a repairing tenancy”,

(c)in subsection (9)—

(i)in the definition of “agricultural lease”, for “or a limited duration tenancy” substitute “, a limited duration tenancy, a modern limited duration tenancy or a repairing tenancy”,

(ii)for “and “limited duration tenancy”” substitute “, “limited duration tenancy”, “modern limited duration tenancy” and “repairing tenancy””.

(2)The 2003 Act is amended as follows.

(3)In section 21 (bequest of lease)—

(a)in subsection (1)—

(i)for “or a limited duration tenancy” substitute “, a limited duration tenancy, a modern limited duration tenancy or a repairing tenancy”,

(ii)for “the tenant’s son-in-law or daughter-in-law or to any one of the persons who would be, or would in any circumstances have been, entitled to succeed to the estate on intestacy by virtue of the 1964 Act” substitute “any one of the persons mentioned in subsection (1A)”,

(b)after that subsection insert—

(1A)The persons referred to in subsection (1) are—

(a)any person who would be, or would in any circumstances have been, entitled to succeed to the tenant’s estate on intestacy by virtue of the Succession (Scotland) Act 1964,

(b)a spouse or civil partner of a child of the tenant,

(c)a spouse or civil partner of a grandchild of the tenant,

(d)a spouse or civil partner of a brother or sister of the tenant,

(e)a brother or sister of the tenant’s spouse or civil partner,

(f)a spouse or civil partner of such a brother or sister,

(g)a child (including a step-child) of such a brother or sister,

(h)a grandchild (including a step-grandchild) of such a brother or sister,

(i)a step-child of the tenant,

(j)a spouse or civil partner of such a step-child,

(k)a descendant of such a step-child,

(l)a step-brother or step-sister of the tenant,

(m)a spouse or civil partner of such a step-brother or step-sister,

(n)a descendant of such a step-brother or step-sister..