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Amnesty for Tenant’s Improvements Opens

12/06/17

The three year amnesty under the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 for tenants to seek retrospective approval for works that could be tenant’s improvements compensatable at waygo opens on Tuesday 13th June.

The amnesty is simply about regularising the position of these works where merited under the law, not about the value which remains to be determined whenever the tenancy ends and a claim is made.

The Tenant Farming Commissioner, Bob McIntosh has today issued the attached Code of Practice on the Amnesty for Tenant’s Improvements.

The CAAV/SAAVA Guide to the Amnesty will be circulated to members shortly and then available to others from the CAAV Secretariat at Harts Barn Farmhouse, Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire GL17 0QD at £35. 

The Act recognises expert determination, arbitration and other means of dispute resolution as alternatives for the Land Court for the amnesty.  The Appointment Form can be used where, at any point during the three years of the amnesty period, the landlord and tenant jointly wish to have the President of SAAVA appoint a professional to determine issues under the amnesty.  Its default provision is for that to be done as an expert.

Jeremy Moody

Secretary and Adviser CAAV