Asset Transfer Requests

Information on Asset Transfer Requests in terms of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015

Asset Transfer Requests

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 also provides a mechanism whereby certain community bodies can make request to certain public authorities, including the Council, for a transfer to them of an interest in land or buildings owned or leased by the Council, which the body feel they could make better use of.

An asset transfer request can be a request for:

  • the transfer of outright ownership;
  • the granting of a lease; or
  • the transfer of other rights.
If you are interested in an asset transfer, you should contact the Property Asset Team  early to discuss your proposals.These discussions will help to simplify and speed up the process.

The Council has prepared a guidance booklet on how to submit an asset transfer request, which will assist you in any application you wish to make and can be downloaded from the documents section of this page. This guidance covers at greater length:

  • What is an Asset Transfer Request?
  • How to make a formal Asset Transfer Request.
  • Who can make an Asset Transfer Request request? 
  • Procedure on Receipt of an Asset Transfer Request.
  • Review and Appeal.

A formal asset transfer request should be sent in writing to the Property Asset Manager, whose details are in the Contacts section of this page. The Council has provided a style of asset transfer request form in the downloads section of this page. A request does not need to be on this form, but as the request must meet the various requirements of the legislation, use of this form is likely to make the process quicker.

The Scottish Government also produced guidance and model forms which you may also find of assistance. This can be viewed by following the link shown in the links section of this page.

Please follow the links in the documents section of this page to download the Council's Guidance on submitting an asset transfer request, and the Asset Transfer Request form.

The Council is required under the Act to publish a Register of Land and an annual Asset Transfer Report. Please follow the link below for further information on both of these.

Please follow the link below for further information on any current Asset Transfer Requests. If you have any questions about Asset Transfer Requests, please contact the Property Assets Team on the contact details shown in the contacts section of this page.

Page last updated: 15 November 2019