Register Of Community Interests in Land (RCIL) Search
The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 further extended the right for a community to buy land (having registered its interest in the Register of Community Interests in Land (RCIL)) across Scotland.
The extension of the right to all areas in Scotland means that the possibility of a community interest will now have to be considered in all property sales. A search in the RCIL has now become an essential component, to check whether the land is affected by an interest, as the sale could activate a Community Body’s right of first refusal.
At Millar & Bryce, we are aware and ready to report on both the Community Body Interests and Agricultural Tenants’ Interests in the RCIL. We can also provide these searches as a default along with each legal report.