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Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Registers of relevant authorities’ land

350.Section 94 requires each relevant authority to establish, maintain and make available to the public a register of land which they own or lease (to the best of the authority’s knowledge and belief). There is a power for the Scottish Ministers to specify land that need not be included in the register, and relevant authorities must have regard to any guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in relation to these duties.

351.This provision is intended to assist community bodies in identifying property that may be available for asset transfer. However, the fact that a property is not on the register will not prevent an asset transfer request being made for it. It is expected that regulations will be used to exclude types of “land”, such as retaining walls and mineral rights, which are unlikely to be targets for asset transfer in themselves. Guidance will set out what information about the land is to be included, as well as issues such as how the register should be published and how often it must be updated.

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