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Forestry and Land Management (Scotland) Act 2018

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65Recovery of expenses from new owner of land

(1)Subsection (2) applies where—

(a)a notice of liability for expenses is registered in relation to the land, and

(b)the notice was registered at least 14 days before the date on which a person (the “new owner”) acquires right to the land.

(2)The new owner is severally liable with any former owner of the land for any expenses and interest for which the former owner is liable under section 63.

(3)An owner of land who is liable for expenses and interest under section 63 does not cease to be liable for the expenses and interest by virtue only of ceasing to be the owner of the land.

(4)Where a new owner pays any expenses and interest for which a former owner of the land is liable, the new owner may recover the amount so paid from the former owner.

(5)A person who is entitled to recover an amount under subsection (4) does not cease to be entitled to recover that amount by virtue only of ceasing to be the owner of the land.

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