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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Interpretation of Part 3A

316.The new section 97Z sets out some matters of interpretation.

317.Subsection (1) provides that any reference to a creditor in a standard security with a right to sell land is a reference to a creditor who has such rights under section 20(2) or 23(2) of the Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970, or a warrant granted under section 24(1) of that Act.

318.Subsections (2) and (3) provide that public or local holidays should not be taken into account when calculating time periods in Part 3A, except for the 6 month period of completion for the right to buy, the 28-day period for a right of appeal to the sheriff and the 21-day period for a right of appeal to the Lands Tribunal on the valuation.

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