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High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013

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Section 28 – Continuing liability of former owner

61.This section provides that an owner of the neighbouring land does not cease to be liable if they are no longer the owner of that land. If the new owner has paid the expenses and interest to the local authority, the new owner may recover that amount paid from the former owner, if the former owner is liable. This remains the case even if another person takes ownership of the land.

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