Community right to buy to be extended to urban areas
By Sheila Irvine and Drew Wallace
In November 2013, the Scottish government published a consultation paper to which was annexed a draft Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill. The consultation included proposals to extend the existing ‘community right to buy’ to large towns and cities.
In this briefing, we look at the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Bill, which was introduced in the Scottish Parliament on 11 June 2014. This briefing provides a general overview of the bill only, as the bill’s provisions are subject to amendment during its passage through the Scottish Parliament. The briefing looks first at areas that will be of particular interest to the property sector.
Part 4 of the bill, when enacted, will extend the ‘community right to buy’, which was introduced in 2004 under part 2 of the Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003…
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