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1[F1Establishment of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland and jurisdictionF1]U.K.

(1)There shall be set up, to exercise the jurisdiction hereafter mentioned in this Act,[F2 a tribunal for Scotland, to be called “the Lands Tribunal for Scotland”.]

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(3)There shall be referred to and determined by the [F4Upper Tribunal or the Lands Tribunal for Scotland]F4

(a)any question which is by any Act (including a local or private Act) directed, in whatever terms, to be determined by a person or one or more persons selected from either of the following panels, that is to say,—

(i)the panel of official arbitrators appointed under the Acquisition of Land Act; and

(ii)the panel of referees appointed under Part I of the M1Finance (1909-10) Act 1910;

or which is so directed to be determined in the absence of agreement to the contrary;

(b)any other question of disputed compensation under the Lands Clauses Acts, where the claim is for the injurious affection of any land . . . F5

(c)any question arising . . . F6 as to the apportionment mentioned in section one hundred and sixteen of the M2Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 [F7or section 109 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845]F7, of any rent charge or other matter to which that section applies;

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(e)any question on which, but for this provision, an appeal or reference to the county court would or might be made by virtue of section . . . F9, sixty-two or eighty-seven of the M3Local Government Act 1948.

[F10(3A)The Lands Tribunal for Scotland may also determine any appeal or complaint under the Valuation Acts (within the meaning of section 37(1) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act M41975) referred to it by a valuation appeal committee.

(3B)The jurisdiction conferred by subsection (3A) of this section includes power, in relation to an individual appeal or complaint, to decline with reason stated to proceed to determine it.

[F11(3BA)The Lands Tribunal for Scotland may also determine any appeal against the decision of a valuation appeal committee not to refer to the Tribunal any appeal or complaint made to the committee and, where the Tribunal upholds such an appeal, the appeal or complaint made to the committee shall, for the purposes of this section, be regarded as having been referred by the committee to the Tribunal for determination under subsection (3A) above.]

(3C)The provisions of the said Valuation Acts with regard to appeal to judges of the Court of Session shall, with any necessary modifications, apply in relation to determinations of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland under subsection (3A) of this section as they apply in relation to decisions of valuation appeal committees.

(3D)The Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument repeal or amend any enactment (including this Act) to the extent necessary to give full effect to this section.

(3E)A statutory instrument containing an order under subsection (3D) above shall have no effect until approved by resolution of each House of Parliament.]

(4)The [F12Upper Tribunal or the Lands Tribunal for Scotland]F12 shall also exercise—

(a)the jurisdiction conferred on the Authority under section eighty-four of the M5Law of Property Act 1925 (which relates to the discharge and modification of restrictive covenants); and

(b)any other jurisdiction conferred by any Act (including a local or private Act), or instrument made under any such Act, on a person or one or more persons selected as mentioned in paragraph (a) of the last foregoing subsection . . . F5

(5)The [F12Upper Tribunal or the Lands Tribunal for Scotland]F12 may also act as arbitrator under a reference by consent, and any agreement entered into before the commencement of this Act which provides for referring any matter to arbitration by a person or one or more persons selected as aforesaid shall, subject to any subsequent agreement, have effect as if it provided for referring the matter to arbitration by the [F12Upper Tribunal or the Lands Tribunal for Scotland]F12.

(6)Where [F13any person] is or may be liable for any compensation falling to be determined under section fifty-eight or one hundred and six of the M6Lands Clauses Consolidation Act 1845 (which sections relate to the procedure in default of a claimant), the surveyor referred to in those sections, . . . F6 shall be selected [F14by the Senior President of Tribunals from members of the Upper Tribunal who are members or fellows of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors]F14.

[F15(6A)Where any person is or may be liable for any compensation falling to be determined under section 57 or 97 of the Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845 (which sections relate to the procedure in default of a claimant), the surveyor referred to in those sections shall be selected from members of the Lands Tribunal for Scotland in accordance with the following provisions of this Act.]

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M41975 c.30 (81:2).

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