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Crofting Legislation

Crofters Duties

Both tenant and owner-occupier crofters have duties they must comply with, by law. If crofters fail in these duties, then the Crofting Commission has the power to terminate a tenancy or require an owner to let their croft. In this short video, we explain the duties, and what crofters should do to remain within the law.

Assigning a Croft

Crofting regulation is made simpler in this short animated video, explaining assignation. Assignation is the term used to describe the transfer of a croft tenancy from a tenant crofter to another. For those no longer able to work their croft, its a way to pass on the croftland.

Decrofting

Crofting regulation is made simpler in this short animated video, explaining decrofting. Discover how to make an application and what to consider in terms of size, access to the rest of the croft, and completing the Crofting Register.

Letting a Croft

In this short video we explain why and how to let a croft, which differs from sublets and assignations. Owner occupier crofters, and landlords, might consider this method of keeping crofts worked and within legislation.

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