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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

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95Local authority powers for improvement of amenity of an area

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(1)For the purpose of improving the amenity of a predominantly residential locality in its area, a local authority may—

(a)carry out any work on any land or in any premises owned by it,

(b)assist (whether by grants or loans or otherwise) in the carrying out of work on any land or in any premises not owned by it,

(c)with the agreement of the owner of any land or premises carry out or arrange for the carrying out of work on that land or in those premises at the expense of the owner, of the authority or of both,

(d)acquire any land or premises—

(i)by agreement, or

(ii)with the authorisation of the Scottish Ministers, compulsorily.

(2)The Acquisition of Land (Authorisation Procedure) (Scotland) Act 1947 (c. 42) applies in relation to an acquisition under subsection (1)(d)(ii) as if that provision were contained in an Act of Parliament in force immediately before the commencement of that Act (with references in that Act to land being read, in the case of an acquisition of premises, as references to those premises).

(3)Assistance may be provided under subsection (1)(b) on such terms as the local authority thinks fit.

(4)This section does not apply in relation to—

(a)any house, or

(b)any part of any premises which is a building which is, or which is capable of being, occupied.

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