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Message started by rossemma on Mar 6th, 2007 at 4:43pm

Title: Land !!!!
Post by rossemma on Mar 6th, 2007 at 4:43pm
Hi does anyone out there know anything about land and the scottish law, we have lived in our house for nearly 15 years, when we bought it the previous owner rented part of our drive from the council for a fee of 100 per , we paid the 1st years 100 rent and have never been billed for it again so we have`nt chased it, we are now thinking of asking the council if we could buy the land from them so my questions are will we have to pay the back rent when they have never billed us for it and does anyone now if the council will sell us the land, as its been suggested to my husband that the council dont sell land which i find hard to believe.
Hope someone out there can help us many thanks.

Title: Re: Land !!!!
Post by coullboy on Nov 26th, 2007 at 11:56pm
I know you posted this in March 2007, but noticed that not one of the 440 visits even replied !!! pretty disgraceful really but it says alot about his site .....

Unfortunatey you don't mention what council , but yes they should be able to sell you the land. However like all councils ( I work for Fife ) it will be quite a long drawn out project but hopefully a fruitful one. I cannot remember if they can back charge for rent but I could make enquiries.

Mind you this is now November 2007 .... you may already of managed your purchase. :) :) :)

Title: Re: Land !!!!
Post by coullboy on Nov 27th, 2007 at 2:34pm
I have asked colleagues and you should really contact Council about rent immediately , they do have a right to ask for it and have it back dated. But sometimes LA don't like to appear heavy handed.

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