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Assignation

Assignation is the term used to describe the transfer of a croft tenancy from a tenant crofter, referred to as the ‘assignor’ or ‘outgoing tenant’, to a person of their choice referred to as the ‘assignee’ or ‘proposed new tenant’.

If the Crofting Commission approve your application everything that is held in tenancy will be transferred to the new tenant.

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

Assignation - Section 8 of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • The proposed tenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres of the croft, or will be within 18 months of obtaining the croft tenancy
  • The proposed tenant does not already have more than two crofts and demand has not been expressed for the tenancy
  •  Evidence has been provided they will cultivate the croft
  •  Evidence has been provided that the landlord has consented to any new purposeful use by the  proposed tenant
  •  The proposed tenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft
  •  There have been no objections

If any of these conditions are not met, the application will be escalated.     

Please ensure you submit your Registers of Scotland (RoS) Registration Application form along with your application, if required.

Please note that when you are completing the Registration Application for RoS you are required to advise them of persons who own/occupy any adjacent croft or land, as our ROC is not mapped based the Commission cannot assist you with this information.

Assignation

UPDATE FOR CROFTERS

Given last night’s announcement from the UK and Scottish Government the Crofting Commission’s office is now effectively closed.

Working without an office base presents us with many practical challenges and we will not be able to offer a normal service. We cannot deal with any new applications for the time being, though we will keep this under review. Meantime, our staff who continue to work from home, will process existing applications as far as possible.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot. Messages received in this inbox will find their way to the right person.

We cannot take phone calls on our normal office number or respond to any voicemails that are left on that number. Instead we have added mobile numbers to the Contact Us page of this website so crofters can continue to speak with us.

These are certainly unprecedented times and the proposals outlined above may change but we will keep you updated if they do.

Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW 

 

 

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