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Housing (Scotland) Act 2010

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131Sale conditions

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(1)An offer to sell—

(a)must include such conditions as are needed to entitle the applicant to receive a good and marketable title to the house, and

(b)may be subject to such other conditions as are reasonable.

(2)But such other conditions—

(a)must not reduce the tenant’s enjoyment and use of the house as tenant of the applicant from that which the tenant had as tenant of the local authority landlord,

(b)must not require the applicant or the tenant to pay any of the local authority landlord’s expenses, and

(c)must not impose a new charge, or increase an existing charge, for the provision of a service in relation to the house unless that charge is in reasonable proportion to the cost to the local authority landlord of providing the service.

(3)An applicant who—

(a)considers that a condition contained in the offer to sell is unreasonable, or

(b)wishes to have a new condition included in the offer to sell,

may request the local authority landlord to amend the offer to sell accordingly.

(4)Such a request—

(a)is to be given by serving notice on the local authority landlord, and

(b)must be made within 1 month of the offer to sell being made.

(5)The local authority landlord must, within 1 month of such a request being made—

(a)agree to the request and make an accordingly amended offer to sell to the applicant, or

(b)refuse the request by notifying the applicant accordingly.

(6)If a local authority landlord—

(a)refuses a request, or

(b)fails to comply with subsection (5),

the applicant may refer the matter to the Lands Tribunal.

(7)Such a reference must be made within 1 month of the refusal or, as the case may be, of the expiry of the period referred to in subsection (5).

(8)The Lands Tribunal may determine such a reference by—

(a)upholding a condition,

(b)striking out or modifying a condition, or

(c)inserting a new condition.

(9)Where a Lands Tribunal determination results in a modification of the offer to sell, it must order the local authority landlord to make to the applicant an amended offer to sell (amended in accordance with the determination) within 2 months of the determination.

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