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[F197WAppeals to Lands Tribunal: valuationS

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(1)The owner of the land and the Part 3A community body which is exercising its right to buy the land may appeal to the Lands Tribunal against the valuation carried out under section 97S.

(2)An appeal under this section must state the grounds on which it is being made and must be lodged within 21 days of the date of notification under section 97S(12).

(3)In an appeal under this section, the Lands Tribunal may reassess the value of the land.

(4)The valuer whose valuation is appealed against may be a witness in the appeal proceedings.

(5)The Lands Tribunal must give reasons for its decision on an appeal under this section and must issue a written statement of these reasons—

(a)within 8 weeks of the hearing of the appeal, or

(b)where subsection (6) applies, by such later date referred to in paragraph (b)(ii) of that subsection.

(6)This subsection applies where—

(a)the Lands Tribunal considers that it is not reasonable to issue a written statement mentioned in subsection (5) by the time limit specified in paragraph (a) of that subsection, and

(b)before the expiry of that time limit, the Lands Tribunal has notified the parties to the appeal—

(i)that the Lands Tribunal is unable to issue a written statement by that time limit, and

(ii)of the date by which the Lands Tribunal will issue such a written statement.

(7)The validity of anything done under this Part is not affected by any failure of the Lands Tribunal—

(a)to comply with the time limit specified in paragraph (a) of subsection (5), or

(b)to issue a written statement by the date referred to in paragraph (b) of that subsection.

(8)Where the owner of the land or the Part 3A community body appeals under this section, the owner or, as the case may be, Part 3A community body must, within 7 days of the date on which the appeal is made, notify Ministers in writing of—

(a)the making of the appeal, and

(b)the date of the making of the appeal.

(9)The Lands Tribunal must send a copy of the written statement of reasons issued under subsection (5) to Ministers.

(10)Failure to comply with subsection (8) or (9) has no effect on—

(a)the Part 3A community body's right to buy the land, or

(b)the validity of the appeal under this section.

(11)Ministers are not competent parties to any appeal under this section by reason only that they appointed the valuer whose valuation is the subject of the appeal.

(12)Ministers' powers under the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 to make rules as respects that Tribunal extend to such rules as may be necessary or expedient to give full effect to this section.]

Textual Amendments

F1Pt. 3A inserted (30.6.2017 for specified purposes, 27.6.2018 in so far as not already in force) by Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 (asp 6), ss. 74, 142(1); S.S.I. 2017/192, art. 2; S.S.I. 2018/139, art. 2(a)

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