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4In section 10 (affirmative burdens: continuing liability of former owner)—S
(a)in subsection (2), at the beginning there shall be inserted “ Subject to subsection (2A) below, ”;
(b)after subsection (2) there shall be inserted—
“(2A)A new owner shall be liable as mentioned in subsection (2) above for any relevant obligation consisting of an obligation to pay a share of costs relating to maintenance or work (other than local authority work) carried out before the acquisition date only if—
(a)notice of the maintenance or work—
(i)in, or as near as may be in, the form set out in schedule 1A to this Act; and
(ii)containing the information required by the notes for completion set out in that schedule,
(such a notice being referred to in this section and section 10A of this Act as a “notice of potential liability for costs”) was registered in relation to the burdened property at least 14 days before the acquisition date; and
(b)the notice had not expired before the acquisition date.
(2B)In subsection (2A) above—
“acquisition date” means the date on which the new owner acquired right to the burdened property; and
“local authority work” means work carried out by a local authority by virtue of any enactment.”; and
(c)at the end there shall be added—
“(5)This section does not apply in any case where section 12 of the Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp 11) applies.”.
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