What is an asset transfer?
Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, community groups can ask to buy or lease any land or buildings that belong to:
- a local authority
- Scottish Ministers
- a range of other Scottish public bodies
When this sort of request is granted, it's called an asset transfer.
How can a community group make an asset transfer request?
A community group can make a request by contacting the relevant body. When they do this, they must explain:
- what they want to do with the asset
- how having the asset will be good for their community
There are also specific rules on eligibility and supporting information. This is explained in the Scottish Government's guidance for community transfer bodies.
Stirling Council has a process for asset transfers. To find out more about this, please email email@example.com.