Strategic Planning

In the past, relevant authorities would be expected to go through a process of evaluation of an asset before it was declared surplus and therefore available for disposal or transfer to a community group.  If no community group was interested then the asset would be available for private sale.

With the advent of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, all relevant authorities listed in the Act (including local authorities) are now obliged to accept Asset Transfer Requests for any asset, it does not have to be declared surplus to be available - and the Act gives communities the power to request ownership, lease or management of any asset.

Related Resources

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