Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012 - conversion of ultra-long leases into ownership

Published: 27 November 2015

On 28 November 2015 - the appointed day - the provisions of the Long Leases (Scotland) Act 2012 (the Long Leases Act) will convert certain ultra-long leases into ownership.

In general terms, a qualifying lease must:

  • be registered in either the land register or the General Register of Sasines
  • have an initial term of more than 175 years
  • have more than 100 years to run at the appointed day where the property is mainly used as a residential dwellinghouse, or 175 years in other cases
  • have an annual rent of less than £100

Find out more

Get further guidance on the conversion of ultra-long leases into ownership and the Long Leases Act.