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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Application: information about rights and interests in land

156.Section 64(2) of the Act removes the provision in section 73(5)(b)(ii) of the 2003 Act which requires a crofting community body to provide information about sewers, pipes, lines, watercourses or other conduits and fences, dykes, ditches or other boundaries in or on the land.

157.Section 64(3) of the Act inserts new subsection (5ZA) after section 73(5) of the 2003 Act. Section 73(5) requires all persons listed in new subsection (5ZA) to be correctly identified in the application. Those persons who must be correctly identified are the owner of the land; any creditor in a standard security over the land with a right to sell the land; any tenant of a tenancy of the land in respect of which the right to buy is to be exercised and any person entitled to any sporting interests on the land in respect of which the right to buy is to be exercised.

158.Section 64(4) of the Act inserts subsection (5AA) into section 73 of the 2003 Act. Subsection (5AA) allows Ministers to amend or repeal the minimum requirements for information which must be included in or accompany a crofting community right to buy application.

159.Section 64(5) of the Act amends section 73(11) of the 2003 Act. Ministers are required to give public notice, by advertisement, of an application by a crofting community body. The form of the advertisement is now to be set out in regulations made by Ministers.

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