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Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland:a consultation on controlling interests in land

Improving transparency in land ownership in Scotland:a consultation on controlling interests in land

Sunday, September 11, 2016

ISBN: 9781786523655

A consultation on proposals for the disclosure and publication of information about controlling interests in land owners and tenants across Scotland.

Executive Summary

This consultation seeks public views on policy proposals for taking forward proposals to publish information about controlling interests in land owners and tenants. The Scottish Government has identified a number of issues that are being considered and need to be resolved in developing the regulations to deliver a register of controlling interests, these include:

• The definition of a “controlling interest” in relation to a controlling interest in a land owner or tenant;

• The scope of the regulations, the type of land they will apply to and the persons to whom the regulations will apply;

• Where the information about persons with controlling interests in land owners and tenants should be held;

• The information to be disclosed about persons with controlling interests in land owners and tenants;

• The duty to provide the information, and the associated sanctions and enforcement arrangements;

• The process for challenging the information that ultimately appears on the register, or any refusal to disclose information; and

• Any (limited) exemptions from disclosure that should be provided for under the regulations.