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Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development: easy read version for community groups

Published: 31 Aug 2020

A short guide for community groups giving details of the steps required to be undertaken when submitting an application under Part 5 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016.

Right to Buy Land to Further Sustainable Development: easy read version for community groups
Before you apply

Before you apply

  • Has your community body been properly formed as either a
    • Company limited by guarantee
    • Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation
    • Community Benefit Society
    • A body corporate with a written constitution (only to be used where nominating a third party purchaser)?
  • Have you received your compliance letter? (See Step 1 below)? Please note that this must be done before any of the other steps noted immediately below.
  • Have you requested a transfer of the land from the owner or, where the application is to buy a tenant's interest, the assignation of the tenant's interest (at least 6 months prior to applying? (and by land we mean land, buildings, inland waters, canals and the foreshore).
  • Have you conducted a ballot of the eligible voters in your whole community (within the 6 months preceding your application) to demonstrate approval of the proposal to exercise the right to buy and sent the result to the Community Land Team (within 3 weeks of the result)? Please note that if submitting your application before the end of the 3 week period, the ballot results must be submitted with the application form.

If you answered No to any of these questions, you cannot submit an application under Part 5.


Contact

Email: crtb@gov.scot