Date lodged: 26 September 2018
To ask the Scottish Government what the timescale is for the introduction of the Compulsory Sale Order power.
Answered by: Kevin Stewart 8 October 2018
We are committed to bringing forward proposals during the course of this Parliament to introduce a Compulsory Sales Order mechanism to help tackle the blight of abandoned buildings and small plots of land in our towns and communities. The Scottish Land Commission submitted their proposals for how a Compulsory Sales Order process might work on 13 August of this year. We are currently considering their proposals and will make an announcement about next steps in due course.