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PLEASE NOTE, in any application involving or affecting access to the croft, provisions for sufficient vehicular access must be clearly marked on plans submitted with the application. Please take the time to consider any issues relating to access to the croft carefully before submitting the application to us. This may help avoid delays in dealing with your case. To take account of modern vehicles and equipment, access to the croft should be at least 4 metres wide.



Certain regulatory applications now trigger the compulsory requirement to register your croft on the Crofting Register.  In some cases this has resulted in delays in processing applications. In many circumstances the law says we cannot take decisions on regulatory applications until the croft is registered. 

We realise that delays cause frustration with our customers. One of the main reasons for delays is problems with the maps submitted with the Registration application. We would urge you to refer to the guidance issued by Registers of Scotland on the detail required in the maps http://www.ros.gov.uk/pdfs/crpg.pdf  It is also important that cheques for payment of the croft registration fee should be made payable to the Crofting Commission.

A full list of the regulatory triggers can be found via the link below:

www.ros.gov.uk/croftingregister/trigger_event_leaflet.pdf  For more information see Crofting Register.

Please see the Crofting Commission Policy Plan for our Policies on individual regulatory functions.

Guidance on advertising applications.




Law, Policy and Rules of ProcedureLast Update
Assignation63 kB Assignation06/08/2015
Bequest of a croft tenancy31 kB Bequest of a croft tenancy06/08/2015
Change of ownership230 kB Change of ownership23/11/2015
Commission letting of a vacant croft49 kB Commission letting of a vacant croft06/08/2015
Consent to be absent from a croft49 kB Consent to be absent from a croft06/08/2015
Decrofting 24(2) Following notice by the landlord24 kB Decrofting 24(2) Following notice by the landlord06/08/2015
Decrofting - Croft House Site and Garden Ground66 kB Decrofting - Croft House Site and Garden Ground06/08/2015
Decrofting of feus43 kB Decrofting of feus06/08/2015
Decrofting Whole or Part Croft76 kB Decrofting Whole or Part Croft06/08/2015
Division of a tenanted croft by an executor35 kB Division of a tenanted croft by an executor06/08/2015
Division of a tenanted croft60 kB Division of a tenanted croft06/08/2015
Division of an owner occupier croft61 kB Division of an owner occupier croft06/08/2015
Enlargement of crofts48 kB Enlargement of crofts06/08/2015
Exchange of crofts or parts of crofts54 kB Exchange of crofts or parts of crofts06/08/2015
Hearings and the opportunity to be heard48 kB Hearings and the opportunity to be heard06/08/2015
Intestacy (transfer by confirmed executor)29 kB Intestacy (transfer by confirmed executor)06/08/2015
Intestacy termination of tenancy by the Commission33 kB Intestacy termination of tenancy by the Commission06/08/2015
Letting of a vacant croft58 kB Letting of a vacant croft06/08/2015
Letting of an owner occupied croft (other than on a short lease)58 kB Letting of an owner occupied croft (other than on a short lease)06/08/2015
New crofts76 kB New crofts06/08/2015
Objections etc48 kB Objections etc06/08/2015
Owner misuse and neglect77 kB Owner misuse and neglect06/08/2015
Public notification52 kB Public notification06/08/2015
Reletting of vacant croft (proposal)51 kB Reletting of vacant croft (proposal)06/08/2015
Reorganisation of croft township227 kB Reorganisation of croft township06/08/2015
Residency owner occupier crofter82 kB Residency owner occupier crofter06/08/2015
Residency tenants75 kB Residency tenants06/08/2015
Resumption by a landlord50 kB Resumption by a landlord06/08/2015
Short term letting by an owner occupier crofter58 kB Short term letting by an owner occupier crofter06/08/2015
Subletting of a croft56 kB Subletting of a croft06/08/2015
Tenant cultivate and maintain89 kB Tenant cultivate and maintain06/08/2015
Tenant misuse and neglect71 kB Tenant misuse and neglect06/08/2015
Apportionment Forms And Guidance
Assignation Forms And Guidance
Testate Succession - Bequest of Croft Forms and Guidance
Intestate Succession - Transfer by Executor Forms and Guidance
Creating a new croft Forms and Guidance
Crofters Duties and Statutory Conditions
Crofter Forestry Application and Explanatory Notes
Change of Ownership of a croft or Part of a Croft
Notification of Change of Contact Details
Common Grazings Forms and Guidance
Division Forms and Guidance
Decrofting Forms and Guidance
Letting Forms and Guidance
Subletting Forms and Guidance
Short Term Let - Owner-occupier Crofter
Exchange of Croft Land Form
Leaflets and Factsheets
Enlarge Croft Land Forms and Guidance
Consultation Reports
Transcripts of Decisions by the Land Court on Decrofting Appeals Involving the Commission from 1980
Regulatory Applications Received
Regulatory Applications Decided
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