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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

Prescribed documents

129.The information to be held and provided may be set out in regulations under section 104. Documents may be prescribed only if Ministers consider they contain information on the physical condition of the house, the value of the house, or other information that may be of interest to potential buyers. Regulations can make provisions about the form of documents, who can prepare them, and the period of validity of documents and how far in advance of putting the house on the market they may be prepared. Regulations may also include a requirement for prescribed documents to be registered and may make provisions relating to the funding and operation of any register and enforcement of the requirement to register.

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