Timescales in Asset Transfer

Timescales contained within the act

The Community Empowerment Act lays out timescales for each part of the process.  For example;

  • 6 months for relevant authority to assess and issue a decision notice from the date of a Validation Notice (note; extension is possible by negotiation)
  • 20 days for community transfer bodies to lodge a request for a review or appeal if they do not agree any part of the decision notice
  • 6 months for transfer to take place following issue of an acceptable Decision Notice  (note: extension is possible by negotiation)

When referring to the guidance notes and the detail of the Act, communities and relevant authorities should pay close attention to the time limits and the requirements for requesting extensions and reviews or appeals.

Related Resources

Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

The detail of the Act in full.  This should be used to relate the Asset Transfer Guidance Notes from the Scottish Government to the specific sections referred to within the Act.
 
PDF icon CEA in full.pdf

Asset Transfer Guidance for Community Transfer Bodies

This guidance has been developed for both relevant authorities and community bodies.  Relevant authorities are required to have regard to guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in carrying out their functions in relation to asset transfer.

There is more guidance for community transfer bodies on completing the request form, and more for relevant authorities on the acknowledgement and notices they have to issue following receipt of a request.

PDF icon Asset Transfer CTB Guidance Notes.pdf

Asset Transfer Guidance for Relevant Authorities

This guidance has been developed for relevant authorities.  Relevant authorities are required to have regard to guidance issued by the Scottish Ministers in carrying out their functions in relation to asset transfer.

PDF icon Asset Transfer RA Guidance Notes.pdf