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
Compensation

Compensation

Any person, including the owner, who has incurred costs in complying with the Act, as a result of the community body withdrawing its application, as a result of the community body or if there is a nominated third party purchaser, the third party purchaser withdrawing its confirmation of intention to proceed or as a result of the community body or third party purchaser otherwise failing to complete the purchase is entitled to compensation. If the application is refused by Scottish Ministers, then the owner or tenant who has incurred loss or expense in complying with the requirements of the Act is entitled to recover the amount of that loss or expense from Scottish Ministers. In all other circumstances, the claim is made against the community body or, where there is a nominated third party purchaser, the third party purchaser. Any such claims must be fully vouched and must be made within 90 days of the last action for which compensation is claimed.

If a compensation claim is made against the community body, you may, under certain circumstances, be entitled to a grant from Scottish Ministers to pay that claim.


Contact

Email: crtb@gov.scot