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Buildings (Recovery of Expenses) (Scotland) Act 2014

46G – Continuing liability of former owner

29.Section 46G(1) provides that the liability of an owner of a building does not cease simply by virtue of that person no longer being the owner. If the new owner has paid the repayable amount, or any part of the repayable amount for which the former owner is liable to the local authority, then the new owner can recover that amount from the former owner (subsection (2)). This remains the case even if the new owner does not continue to own the building (subsection (3)).

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