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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

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104Information to be held or provided to potential buyers

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(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations—

(a)prescribe documents for the purposes of section 98, 99(1) or 101(2), and

(b)make such further provision about those documents as they think fit.

(2)A document may be prescribed under subsection (1) only if the Scottish Ministers consider that it discloses information about—

(a)the physical condition of a house (including any characteristics or features of the house),

(b)the value of a house, or

(c)any other matter connected with a house, or the sale of a house, that would be of interest to potential buyers.

(3)Regulations under subsection (1) may, in particular, make provision—

(a)about the form of, and the information to be included in, or excluded from, a prescribed document,

(b)requiring that a prescribed document be prepared by a person of a description specified in the regulations,

(c)requiring that the date to which information in a prescribed document relates is no earlier than the beginning of such period as the regulations may specify before the date on which the house was put on the market,

(d)requiring that a prescribed document is to be valid for such period of time, or is to be invalidated in such circumstances, as the regulations may specify.

(4)Regulations under subsection (1) may also make provision for and in connection with the registration of prescribed documents and may, in particular, make provision—

(a)for a register of prescribed documents to be kept by the Scottish Ministers or such other person as the regulations may specify (or for the keeping of 2 or more such registers),

(b)authorising the Scottish Ministers to make payments or to give other assistance in connection with the creation, administration or operation of such a register,

(c)requiring persons of such type as may be so specified to register prescribed documents in such circumstances as may be so specified,

(d)about the circumstances and manner in which, and the purposes for which, information contained in such a register may be inspected, copied or otherwise obtained,

(e)setting the amount, or the maximum amount, of any fee which may be charged in connection with registering documents or with inspecting or obtaining information contained in such a register,

(f)for enforcement by enforcement authorities of any requirement to register prescribed documents.

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