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Community right to buy: guidance for applications made on or after 15 April 2016

Community right to buy: guidance for applications made on or after 15 April 2016

Monday, March 21, 2016

ISBN: 9781785449956

Guidance for community bodies, landowners and creditors in a standard security with the right to buy the land and third parties with an interest in land to be registered under the community right to buy provisions in Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003, as amended by Part 4 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. The guidance applies to all new applications to register an interest in land received by Scottish Ministers in or after 15 April 2016.

Executive Summary

The community right to buy provides the opportunity for community bodies representing communities across Scotland to register an interest inland or rights and buy that registered land once it is offered for sale. It gives community bodies the pre-emptive right to buy the land in which they have registered a community interest.

This guidance applies to all new applications to register an interest in land received by Scottish ministers on or after 15 April 2016.

The guidance is written in three parts:

(1) The first part provides guidance specifically for community bodies;

(2) The second part provides guidance specifically for landowners and creditors in a standard security with the right to sell land; and

(3) the third part is specifically for parties with an interest in the land to be registered under the Act.