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 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:
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.