How to Apply
We recommend that you read the Scottish Government’s Asset Transfer Guidance for Community Transfer Bodies and contact a member of the Council’s Community Asset Transfer (CAT) team to discuss your proposal before submitting an asset transfer request. As part of our discretionary pre-application service, the CAT team will provide advice and guidance on your proposal and any available alternative options. This service is provided to any community body submitting a formal Expression of Interest in the transfer of a Council asset using the form below.
On receipt of an EOI, we will:
- Confirm whether you are eligible to make an asset transfer request;
- Check whether the Council has the ability to agree to the type of transfer involved;
- Identify the Council’s current and future operational requirements for the asset concerned; and,
- Identify as far as possible any other material considerations that would be taken into account in determining a request
The pre-application service is designed to help you avoid abortive work and prepare a robust asset transfer request. Any views expressed by officers are not intended to prejudice Moray Council’s future determination of any asset transfer request received. Such views are based on the professional opinion of the officer(s) concerned, the available information, and the policies prevailing at the time.
Eligible Community Transfer Bodies have a right to make an asset transfer request under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. However, where both parties are able to reach agreement, there is no legal requirement that the request go through the process set out in the legislation. Depending on the circumstances, making a request outwith the Act can be quicker. If you are in any doubt about which route to follow then please discuss this with a member of the CAT team before making your request.
If you are ready to proceed with your asset transfer request, then please complete and submit the appropriate form below together with the necessary supporting information.
There is a simplified process for dealing with requests for concessionary rentals of low value and short duration. This ‘CAT-Lite’ process applies to land and buildings where the annual value of the lease does not exceed £1,000 or where the annual value does not exceed £6,000 and the length of lease does not exceed 6 months. If the value/duration exceeds the above parameters or you wish to apply under Part 5 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 then a full asset transfer request will be required.
Please contact a member of the Council’s Community Asset Transfer (CAT) team to discuss your proposal before submitting an application.
If you are ready to proceed, then please complete and submit the form below together with the necessary supporting information.
Voluntary and Community Organisations (VCOs) that currently lease property from the Council can apply for a rent rebate whenever their rent falls due to be reviewed. Consideration of the application is at the sole discretion of the Council. Any rebate granted will be commensurate with the relevant benefits provided by the VCO, the minimum necessary to secure these, and will cease when the rent next falls due to be reviewed.
Please contact a member of the Community Asset Transfer (CAT) Team to discuss your interest before submitting an application. If you are ready to proceed, then please complete and submit the form below together with the necessary supporting information.
Community Asset Transfer Team