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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003

Section 92:  Appeals to Land Court: valuation

382.Subsection (1) provides that the owner of land or of sporting interests over which the crofting community right to buy is being exercised and the crofting community body which is exercising that right to buy may appeal to the Scottish Land Court against the valuation of that land or those interests.

383.Subsection (2) requires such an appeal to state the grounds of appeal and be lodged within 21 days of notification of the valuation.

384.Subsection (3) provides that the Scottish Land Court may reassess the value of the land or interests.

385.Subsection (4) provides that the valuer may be a witness in the appeal proceedings.

386.Subsection (5) requires the Scottish Land Court to give its decision on the appeal, in writing with reasons, within 4 weeks of hearing the appeal.

387.Subsection (7) provides that Ministers are not competent parties to any appeal by reason only that they appointed the valuer.

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