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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Ballot not conducted as prescribed

119.Section 52 of the Act amends section 52 of the 2003 Act. Section 52(1) of the 2003 Act provides that a ballot should be conducted as prescribed in regulations. Furthermore, in terms of section 52(2), if a ballot is deemed to be flawed, the community’s right to buy is extinguished. As noted, section 52(2) is repealed (see schedule 5 to the Act).

120.Section 52 of the Act provides that section 52 of the 2003 Act is amended to include a new subsection (7). The new subsection (7) provides Ministers with the powers to make regulations in connection with reviewing whether a ballot has been properly conducted and other matters relating to ballots not conducted as prescribed.

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