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Public Health etc. (Scotland) Act 2008


Section 82 Compensation

167.Subsection (1) provides that a local authority must compensate any person who suffers loss or damage caused by any person doing (or failing to do) anything which that person is entitled (or required) to do under section 73, 75, 76, 78 or 79. Subsection (2) states that compensation under this section is not available where the loss or damage is attributable to the fault of the person who suffered the loss or damage. Compensation is not available for loss or damage which relates to any infected, infested or contaminated premises which are damaged as a result of disinfection, disinfestation or decontamination of the premises or anything in or on them. Nor is compensation available for the damage or destruction of any thing as a result of disinfection, disinfestation or decontamination of the thing or premises.

168.Subsection (3) provides that any dispute as to a person’s entitlement to compensation under this section or the amount of compensation is to be determined by a single arbiter appointed by agreement between the authority and the person claiming loss or damage or, if such agreement cannot be reached, by an arbiter appointed by the sheriff.

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