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Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003

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[F138OPayment to former landlord where early resaleS

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(1)This section applies where—

(a)a tenant or, as the case may be, a third party (the “original buyer”) buys land under an order for sale made in respect of the land, and

(b)the land is subsequently sold—

(i)before the end of the period of 10 years beginning with the date on which the original buyer acquired title to the land (the “original date”),

(ii)at a price higher than the price paid by the original buyer to the person from whom the land was bought (the “original seller”).

(2)The original buyer must pay to the original seller a proportion of the difference between the price at which the land is subsequently sold and the price paid by the original buyer to the original seller.

(3)The proportion of the difference which must be paid to the original seller is to be—

(a)100 per cent where the subsequent sale occurs before the end of the period of 5 years beginning with the original date,

(b)66 per cent where it occurs after the end of that period but before the end of the period of 8 years beginning with that date,

(c)33 per cent where it occurs after the end of the period of 8 years beginning with that date.

(4)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make further provision about the payment that the original buyer must make to the original seller.

(5)Regulations under subsection (4) may in particular include provision about—

(a)the exclusion, for the purposes of subsection (2), of so much of the price at which the land is subsequently sold as is attributable to an increase in the value of the land resulting from such causes as may be specified in the regulations (which may include improvements of the kind mentioned in schedule 5 of the 1991 Act),

(b)payment where part only of the land bought under the order for sale is subsequently sold within the period of 10 years mentioned in subsection (1)(b),

(c)the granting of standard securities over the land in relation to the liability to make a payment under this section (including the priority of such securities in relation to any other securities over the land),

(d)circumstances in which no liability to make a payment under this section arises.]

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F1Pt. 2A inserted (23.12.2016 for specified purposes) by Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (asp 18), ss. 100(2), 130(1) (with s. 128); S.S.I. 2016/365, reg. 2, sch.

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