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Housing (Scotland) Act 2006

Duty to provide information to tenant exercising right to purchase

140.Section 113 amends the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 to give Ministers power to prescribe in regulations information to be supplied to tenants of local authorities and registered social landlords who request a house valuation in connection with the right to buy. This information may include estimates of costs of maintaining the house and any common parts; a statement of how long any common parts, fixtures and fittings and other items are expected to last, with estimated replacement costs; and any other matters of interest to a tenant who has served an application to purchase. Ministers may specify when prescribed information is to be provided only on the condition that the tenant pays a specified charge. The prescribed information that may be the subject of a charge does not include the valuation carried out to determine the value of the house for the purpose of determining the price to be paid.

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