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SCHEDULE 2NOTICE UNDER SECTION 82 OF THE LAND REFORM (SCOTLAND) ACT 2003 OF SCOTTISH MINISTERS DECISION ON AN APPLICATION TO PURCHASE BY A CROFTING COMMUNITY BODY

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4.  A decision of the Scottish Ministers to consent to an application has the following consequences–

(a)Scottish Ministers will within 7 days appoint a valuer of the croft land to be acquired;

(b)the owner of the croft land is required to make available to the crofting community body the title deeds of the land to be acquired within 6 weeks of the consent by Scottish Ministers;

(c)in the event that the application proposed that there could be a leaseback of the sporting interests to the owner, the current owner has notified Ministers that he wishes a lease back and Ministers have not been provided with a copy of an agreement on the terms and conditions of the lease then, within 7 days, Ministers will refer the question of what terms and conditions are appropriate to the Land Court so that the Court may determine these terms and conditions;

(d)any rights of pre emption, redemption or reversion or deriving from any option to purchase are suspended as from the date of Ministers' approval and are revived either when the transfer of the land is completed, or if such a transfer is not completed because the crofting community body does not proceed with the purchase.