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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Confirmation of intention to proceed with purchase and withdrawal

249.The new section 97P of the 2003 Act sets out the procedure which follows Ministers consenting to the exercise of a right to buy by a Part 3A community body, depending on whether or not the community body wishes to proceed with the purchase.

250.Subsection (1) provides that a Part 3A community body may exercise its right to buy only if, within 21 days of the valuer notifying Ministers, the Part 3A community body and the owner of the assessed value of the land under 97S(10), the Part 3A community body sends written notice to Ministers and the owner confirming its intention to proceed to buy the land.

251.Subsection (2) provides that, by notice in writing to Ministers, the Part 3A community body may withdraw its right to buy application or its confirmation of its intention to proceed with the purchase at any time.

252.Subsection (3) specifies the action to be taken by Ministers on receipt of such notices.

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