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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 55:  Right to buy same land exercisable by only one community body

194.This section provides that only one community body may exercise the right to buy land in which two or more community bodies have registered an interest. Ministers must decide, under subsection (2), which community body should be allowed to exercise the right to buy, whereupon the other community body’s right to buy falls and its interest is to be deleted from the Register. This procedure also applies where a community body and crofting community body seek the right to buy the same land under Parts 2 and 3 respectively.

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