Fees

The current fees payable for applications, etc. to the Court are set out in the Scottish Land Court (Fees) Order 1996, and are reproduced in the table below. For applications not detailed in sections 1 and 2 of the Table below, i.e. applications under the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003, the Agricultural Subsidies (Appeals) Scotland Regulations 2004, the Action Programme for Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (Scotland) (Regulations) 2003 and the Nature Conservation (Scotland) Act 2004 you should contact the Court staff for advice.

If you are not sure about what fee should be paid, then please contact the Court office before lodging your application. In any case, if the Court receives an incorrect fee with an application, then a Court official will write to you to ask for the correct fee.

Scottish Land Court Fees
Nature of application Fee payable
(1) Small Landholders (Scotland) Acts 1886 to 1931, and Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993  
(a) Application for a Record of a holding or a croft  
Principal application (each applicant) £60.00
For each respondent £10.00
(b) Recording agreements for loan by
  1. the Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department; and
  2. the Highlands and Islands Enterprise
 
Each agreement £70.00
(c) Other applications  
Principal application £28.00
When more than one applicant (each additional applicant) £18.00
For each respondent £4.00
(d) Appeals and motions for rehearing  
Each appellant or motioner £50.00
Each respondent £6.00
(e) Hearing and Inspection fee payable by applicant in all applications. For each day or part thereof the Court sits or inspects. £60.00
(f) Additional fee  
i. Where the application is granted, dismissed or withdrawn after the hearing order has been received by each party but before the commencement of the hearing — payable by the applicant £70.00
ii. Where the Principal Clerk of Court executes a conveyance following upon an Order of the Court under section 16(2) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1993 — payable by the applicant £65.00
(2) Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991  
(a) Valuation of sheep stocks  
Awards not exceeding £100 £6.00
Awards exceeding £100:  
For the first £100 thereof £6.00
For every additional £100 or part thereof £3.00
Where application dismissed or withdrawn before valuation £75.00
(b) Rental determinations  
Rental as fixed by Court, not exceeding £500 £50.00
Rental as fixed by Court exceeding £500:  
For the first £500 £50.00
For every additional £100 or part thereof £7.50
Where application dismissed or withdrawn before rent fixed £80.00
(c) Appeals against award by an arbiter  
Superseded by Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003  
(d) Claims for compensation  
Awards not exceeding £100 £12.00
Awards exceeding £100:  
For the first £100 thereof £12.00
For every additional £100 or part thereof £5.00
Where application dismissed or withdrawn before compensation fixed £80.00
(e) Other Applications  
Principal application £100.00
When more than one applicant (each additional applicant) £50.00
For each respondent £45.00
(f) Appeals and motions for rehearing  
Each appellant or motioner £60.00
(g) Hearings and Inspections  
For every day or part thereof the Court sits or inspects — payable by the applicant £120.00
(3) Miscellaneous  
(a) For making a copy or copies of the principal application or any part of it, or any order in it, or any original deed, writ, or document in process  
For each sheet £1.20
For certifying such copy £7.00
(b) Application not otherwise specified  
Principal application £100.00
When more than one applicant (each additional applicant) £50.00
For each respondent £45.00
(c) Hearings and Inspections  
For every day or part thereof the Court sits or inspects — payable by the applicant £120.00
(d) Additional fee  
Where the application is granted, dismissed or withdrawn after the hearing order has been received by each party but before the commencement of the hearing — payable by the applicant £120.00
(e) Search fee  
For searches in records arising from postal or other enquiries — for each search £9.00