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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 7 – General powers

15.Subsection (1) states that the Commission can do anything which it considers necessary or expedient for the exercise of the functions of the Commission, the Land Commissioners and the Tenant Farming Commissioner. Subsection (2) sets out a non-exhaustive list of particular powers of the Commission, namely the power to enter into contracts, acquire and dispose of land, co-operate with any person and obtain advice or assistance from certain persons and pay that person fees, remunerations or allowances.

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