Legal plan may see farms broken up

September 2007
Farmers Weekly;9/14/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 11, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that a move has been introduced by the Scottish Law Commission (SLC) which might result in more farms being broken up because of the extension of legal rights to the inheritance of an estate. According to Alistair Anderson, partner in Perth law firm Anderson Beaton Lamont, the SLC has published its proposals on August 16, 2007. It says that the SLC recognizes this need for a special regime for owners of landed estates and farms to avoid forced sales to meet relatives' claims.


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