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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Duty to provide information about community right to buy

142.Section 61 of the Act inserts a new section 67B into the 2003 Act concerning the monitoring of community right to buy.

143.Inserted section 67B(1) and (2) of the 2003 Act provide that a community body, owner or former owner of land in respect of which an application to register an interest was made may be requested by Ministers to provide information, for the purposes of monitoring or evaluating any impacts that the right to buy land conferred by Part 2 of the 2003 Act has had or may have.

144.Inserted section 67B(3) of the 2003 Act sets out the type of information that may be requested by Ministers. It provides that it is any information which Ministers may reasonably require for the purpose of monitoring or evaluating the impact of the right to buy under Part 2 of the 2003 Act. Where a request has been made by Ministers, the recipient must comply to the extent that they are able to do so (inserted section 67B(4)).

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