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Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land: information for communities

Published: 31 Oct 2018

Information for communities thinking of applying for community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land.

Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land: information for communities
The Price To Be Paid For The Land

The Price To Be Paid For The Land

If Scottish Ministers give consent for the acquisition of the land, they will appoint an independent valuer to assess the market value within 7 days of giving consent. The valuer will have eight weeks to produce this report.

As part of the valuation process the valuer will invite representations from both the owner and the CB about the value of the land. Cross representation also forms part of this process so both parties have a chance to comment on the submissions made by the other party to the valuer.

The consideration is as assessed by the independent valuer, appointed by Scottish Ministers or, if the valuation is appealed, an amount determined by the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.

The date of entry and payment of the consideration must be within six months from the date of Scottish Ministers decision to consent to the acquisition of the land, however a later date can be agreed by both parties.

To be aware:

Any failure by Scottish Ministers to comply with the timescales does not affect the validity of their decision.


Contact

Email: Community Land Team