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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015


54.Sections 36 to 61 of the Act amend provisions of Part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 (“the 2003 Act”).

55.Part 2 of the 2003 Act provides bodies representing rural communities with rights to register an interest in land with which the community has a connection. These bodies have a right to purchase that land if the owner is willing to sell it. Part 2 of the 2003 Act sets out the land in respect of which an interest can be registered, and the procedure for registering an interest. It also sets out the circumstances in which the right to buy the land in respect of which an interest is registered arises and the procedures for exercising it (including procedures for valuation of the land, for appeals and for compensation).

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