There are several types of Decrofting, and different application forms for each. The most frequent applications are for decrofting a house and garden ground, or for decrofting part of a croft. Other applications are for whole crofts, or for development schemes. The form required depends on whether the applicant is a tenant or owner occupier crofter.
Common reasons for decrofting are to allow a mortgage to be obtained, perhaps in order to raise funds, or to separate the house from the croft, perhaps when passing on the croft.
Crofters have a right to decroft one statutory croft house site and a reasonable area of garden ground. The statutory house must be wind and watertight. If the house is not wind and watertight, or if you wish to decroft a plot, or a bit a garden, or another house on the croft, then apply through the Decrofting – Part Croft application.
‘Resumption’ has the same effect as ‘decrofting’, however, Decrofting is carried out by the tenant or owner occupier crofter, via the Crofting Commission, whereas a Resumption is carried out by the landlord, via the Land Court.