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Short Term Let

Short-term Let is the term used when an owner-occupier crofter lets their croft to a tenant for a period not exceeding 10 years .

A landlord cannot apply to let a croft on a short-term let.

 

 

Delegated Decision Making Parameters

Short Term Letting (of up to 10 years) of an owner-occupied croft— Section 29A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

Part Croft Short Term Letting of an owner-occupied crofter - Section 29A of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993

 

Only an owner-occupier crofter can apply for consent to let their croft, or part of their croft,  to a tenant on a short term let.

The Commission will normally restrict short term lets for non-resident owner-occupier crofters to 5 years or less.

A straightforward approval can be made if:

  • The applicant is non-resident and is not applying for a short term let of the croft for a second time.

  • The proposed tenant will be ordinarily resident within 32 kilometres of the croft

  • Evidence has been provided they will cultivate the croft
  • The applicant and proposed tenant have demonstrated the residence and land use duties will be fulfilled for the length of the short term let
  • The proposed tenant has the skills to carry out their proposals for the croft
  • There have been no objections
  • The proposed tenant does not already have more than 3 crofts and demand has not been expressed for the tenancy.

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.

Short Term Let

Covid -19

UPDATE: CORONAVIRUS
The Commission is now accepting new applications, but as all staff continue to work from home and the office remains closed, these will be processed more slowly than usual. Any applications that relate to statutory deadlines, or which concern a Crofting Register form to notify the Commission that an event has taken place, will be given priority over other applications.

Where applications require a site visit, it will not be possible for any site visit to be carried out until the government eases the current restrictions on movement.Where any application involves a hearing, no hearings will take place until the current restrictions on movement are eased and the government has advised that public meetings (with appropriate physical distancing) can take place.

Approved Applications:

If you are a crofter who has had an application approved by the Commission within the last 3 months
Please read this important information regarding effecting Commission regulatory decisions.

You can continue to contact us by email info@crofting.gov.scot and although we are now in a position to deal with phone calls to our reception line, few staff have access to work phones to make return calls and therefore the service will be limited. We would therefore ask that you continue to contact us via email.

The Commission understands that this is a difficult time for all concerned, but we wish to reassure crofters and their agents that we will continue to work to restore normal levels of service. It is unlikely that this can be fully restored until the government permits offices to reopen and for various restrictions on movements and meetings to be eased.
20 May 2020.

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

 

 

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