Top Ten Tips For Community Bodies On Using The Community Right To Buy Abandoned, Neglected Or Detrimental Land
1. Contact the Scottish Government’s Community Land Team at the outset. Contact details for the team are provided on the back cover of this booklet.
2. Access the Community Right to Buy ANDL guidance online and read it. (www.gov.scot and search for “Community Right to Buy”)
3. Get your community on board.
4. Be clear what land you wish to acquire, and why you consider that it is abandoned, neglected or detrimental.
5. Be clear why you wish to acquire that land.
6. Be clear on the benefits to your community.
7. Keep an open mind on your options – are there other ways to get what your community needs?
8. Form a community body which is compliant with the Act – either a company limited by guarantee, Scottish charitable incorporated organisation or community benefit society. Model articles of association and a model constitution, depending upon the type of legal body you opt to form, are available on the Scottish Government’s Community Right to Buy website.
9. View the Register of Applications by Community Bodies to Buy Land in Land (RoACBL), as this will help you fill in your application. The RoACBL contains applications completed by other community bodies which you may find helpful.
10. If in doubt, ask the Community Land Team!
Email: Community Land Team