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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015


282.The new section 97T of the 2003 Act provides for payment of compensation in connection with an application to exercise the Part 3A community right to buy. It provides that the compensation will be payable by the Part 3A community body except where Ministers have refused the application, in which case the compensation due to the owner of the land will be paid by Ministers.

283.Subsection (1) specifies the circumstances in which eligibility for compensation will arise.

284.Subsection (2) provides that the Part 3A community body will not be liable to pay compensation when a Part 3A community right to buy application is made but is not approved by Ministers.

285.Subsection (3) specifies that, in the circumstances covered by subsection (2), compensation for certain losses and expenses can be recovered from Ministers.

286.Subsection (4) provides that Ministers may make an order specifying the amounts payable in respect of loss or expense, who is liable to pay those amounts, and how any compensation is to be claimed under the new section 97T.

287.Subsection (5) provides that if the parties cannot agree whether compensation is payable or the amount of such compensation within the timescale specified in the order, then either party may refer the matter to the Lands Tribunal.

288.Subsections (6) to (9) provide that, when referring a question to the Lands Tribunal, the party referring the question must notify Ministers of the referral within 7 days of making that referral. Subsection (7) requires the Lands Tribunal to send a copy of its findings on the question to Ministers.

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