Scottish Government – Community Land Team
The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 provides various routes which allow communities to acquire land, these include:
Part 2 Community Right to Buy which provides the opportunity for communities to register an interest in any land and buy that registered land, once it is offered for sale.
Part 3 Crofting Community Right to Buy which provides crofting communities the right to acquire and control the croft land where they live and work, and to acquire the interest of the tenant in tenanted land (interposed lease), whether the wishes to sell the land or not.
Part 3A Community right to buy abandoned, neglected or detrimental land provides communities a right to compulsorily purchase land which is wholly or mainly, abandoned or neglected or the use or management of the land is causing harm to the environmental wellbeing of the community.
The Community Land Team can assist in forming a compliant community company which is eligible to apply under the Act. This is the first step if wishing to use any of the three parts noted above. We can provide advice and guidance on the processes and procedures and we are happy to discuss the legislation with all interested parties.
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