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1SA person appointed as a Commissioner for a section of the benefited land must be either—

(a)a heritor who owns land within that section, or

(b)the heritor's representative of such heritor.

2SA heritor who owns land in more than one section of the benefited land, or the heritor's representative of that heritor, may only be a Commissioner for one section.

3SExcept where this Act provides otherwise, the appointment of a Commissioner is to be made at a heritors' meeting held—

(a)in the case of a vacancy other than a vacancy under paragraph 6, within three months of the vacancy occurring,

(b)in the case of a vacancy under paragraph 6 which is not filled by the Commission under paragraph 7, within 12 months of the vacancy arising, and

(c)in any other case not later than one month before the appointment is to take effect.

4SSubject to paragraphs 5 and 6, a Commissioner must be appointed by a majority vote of the heritors attending the meeting who own land within the section of the benefited land to which the appointment relates (“the relevant heritors”).

5SIf only one relevant heritor attends the meeting, the heritor may appoint a Commissioner without a vote.

6SWhere no Commissioner is appointed under paragraph 4 or 5, the position is to be treated as vacant.

7SThe Commission may fill a vacancy under paragraph 6 by appointing a Commissioner for a period of up to 12 months.

8SA vacancy occurring less than three months before the end of a Commissioner's term is to be left unfilled until the end of that term.

9SExcept where this Act provides otherwise, a Commissioner is appointed for a term of 10 years.

10SA person appointed to fill a vacancy to which paragraphs 3(a) or 3(b) apply holds office for the remainder of the term of appointment of the Commissioner in whose place the person has been appointed.

11SSubject to paragraph 12, a person who has served as a Commissioner may be reappointed on any number of occasions.

12SA person may not be reappointed as a Commissioner where the person's appointment as a Commissioner has been terminated under paragraph 13(2) unless the Commission is satisfied the grounds for the person's termination no longer apply.