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Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016

Section 122 – Use of land for non-agricultural purposes: requests for information

757.Section 122 amends section 40 of the 2003 Act separately to provide that where the landlord has made a request for information about the intended new non-agricultural use of the land, or the finance or management of the business, or other relevant information as specified in section 40(9)(a)(i) to (iii) of the 2003 Act, the new non-agricultural use may begin 70 days from the date the landlord requests that information. Under subsection (6) of section 40, as amended by section 122(2)(b) of the Act, the landlord has 30 days (from the date the tenant gave the notice of diversification to the landlord) to make a single request for the information.

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