Explanatory Notes

Building (Scotland) Act 2003

2003 asp 8

26 March 2003

The Act - an Overview

Part 5: General

Section 50: Criminal liability of trustees etc.

129.This section creates a defence for certain individuals such as trustees or liquidators in proceedings for not complying with various notices. The defence applies where the trustee, liquidator etc. has no other interest in a building and that person does not have sufficient funds in that capacity to incur the expense of complying with the notice. The defence would only apply where the person could prove the matters specified in paragraphs (a) and (b) of the section.