Subletting is the term used to describe the arrangement where a croft tenant allows another person (known as the subtenant) to work all, or any part, of their croft and/or the shares in a common grazing for a fixed period of time, which does not exceed 10 years.
Subletting your croft does not affect a tenant’s security of tenure.
Subletting does not require you to register your croft with the Keeper of Registers of Scotland
Delegated Decision Making Parameters
Subletting - Section 27 of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993
A straightforward approval can be made if:
The proposed subtenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres of the croft
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 subtenant (the consent would have to be sought by the principle tenant)
The proposed subtenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft
There have been no objections
The applicant and the proposed subtenant have demonstrated that the residence and land use duties will be fulfilled for the length of the sublet.
The proposed subtenant does not already have more than two crofts and demand has not been expressed for the tenancy
If any of these conditions are not met, the application will be escalated.
As of today entries in the ROC Online will hold details of historic decrofting Directions that have been issued in respect of the crofts. Historic in this case means all decrofting Directions from 1977 up to and including the 31/08/2019. Read the full story Decrofting Directions Online
Crofting Commission, Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness, IV3 8NW