Publication - Advice and guidance

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
Step 4 – The Purchase

Step 4 – The Purchase

If your application is approved, we will appoint an independent valuer within 7 days, who will then have 8 weeks to assess the market value of the land. You, the owner and, where the application is to buy a tenant's interest, the tenant as well any nominated third party purchaser will be asked to make representations in writing about the value, as well about each other's representations. Parties also have the right to appeal this valuation.

Once you have been informed of the value of the land, you have 3 weeks to let us know if you wish to proceed with the purchase. You then have 6 months from the date that Scottish Ministers consented to your application, to finalise the purchase, unless an extension is agreed between you and the seller or where the valuation or determination has not been given or if the valuation has been appealed, two months from the date of the valuation or determination, or from the decision in the appeal.


Contact

Email: crtb@gov.scot