Secondary legislation proposals for Part 3A of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003: the community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land as introduced by the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Consultation analysis on the Community Right to Buy Abandoned, Neglected or Detrimental Land (also known as Part 3A).

8. Date prohibition or suspension of rights lifted


The Scottish Government considers that the prohibition or suspension of rights should be lifted on the following dates, as appropriate in the circumstances:

  • The date Ministers send notice under section 97M(1) of the 2003 Act declining to consent to an application;
  • The date on which the Sheriff issues a decision in an appeal under section 97V(1), (4) or (5) if the Sheriff finds in favour of the pursuer;
  • The date Ministers send, in accordance with section 97P(3) of the 2003 Act, acknowledgement of receipt of a notice from a Part 3A community body made under section 97P(2) of the 2003 Act;
  • The date the application is treated as withdrawn under section 97R(5) of the 2003 Act as a result of the consideration remaining unpaid after the date on which it is to be paid;
  • The date a community body completes transfer of the land under section 97R of the 2003 Act.

Question 6: Do you think the proposed dates are appropriate?
There were six responses to this question. All agreed with the proposals.

Question 6a: If not, please explain
There were no responses to this question.


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