§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ Clauses 1 and 2 agreed to.
§ Clause 3 (Two years' notice to quit).
On the Motion of Sir ALEXANDER GORDON, Amendment made in page 1, line 12, by leaving out after "holding," to "him," in line 16, inclusive, and inserting—
Containing five or more acres of arable land) held from the same proprietor, for not less than seven years, or by tacit relocation following on such occupation, shall be liable to be removed or ejected from his holding, or entitled to leave the same, and to be relieved of his obligations as tenant, unless such tenant shall have received from the proprietor of said holding, or his factor or agent, or have given to the said proprietor, or his factor or agent, not less than two years', and not more than three years', notice of removal;
and in page 1, line 16, after "there," by leaving out to end of Clause, and inserting—
Are separate ishes as regards lands and houses, or part of them, the notice of removal shall be given not less than two years, and not more than three years, before the ish which is first in date, and such notice shall be in substitution for and not in addition to the notice now required by law. Such notice of removal shall be in writing, and shall be sufficiently given by the person entitled to give the same, by sending to the known residence or place of business of the person entitled to receive such notice, or to his last known address, a registered letter by post, unless the person to whom the notice is sent shall prove that such letter was not left or tendered at his known residence or place of business, or at his last known address.
§ Clause, as amended, agreed to.503
§ Clause 4 (Saving clause as to bankrupts).
On the Motion of Sir ALEXANDER GORDON, Amendment made in page 1, line 19, after "the," by leaving out to end of Clause, and inserting—
Estates of the tenant are sequestrated under 'The Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act,'1856,' and Acts amending the same, or where the tenant has become notour bankrupt, or has granted a disposition omnium bonorum, or a trust deed for behoof of creditors, or where the tenant has executed or agreed to execute a renunciation of his lease, which shall have been accepted or agreed to be accepted by the proprietor. Nor shall anything in this Act prejudice or affect any right competent to a proprietor to terminate by irritancy or otherwise the lease or leases, and to remove the tenant from the holding on the ground of any failure to implement, or breach of, any stipulation of such lease or leases on the part of the tenant, or any right competent to the tenant to leave the holding, and be relieved from his obligations as tenant on the ground of any failure to implement, or breach of, any stipulation of the lease or leases on the part of the proprietor.
§ Clause, as amended, agreed to.
§ Bill reported; as amended to be considered upon Thursday, and to be printed. [Bill 259.]