How to Apply
Before submitting an asset transfer request it is strongly recommended that you read the Scottish Government's Asset Transfer Guidance for Community Transfer Bodies. While Community Transfer Bodies have the right to make an asset transfer request at any time, the guidance recognises the importance of contact with the relevant authority before making an asset transfer request. Community Transfer Bodies are strongly advised to contact us and discuss their proposal at an early stage.
If you are not eligible to make an asset transfer request under the terms of the Act or you wish to make a request without the protection of the Act, then you should discuss your proposals with the Council's Community Asset Transfer Team, who will be able to advise you on any alternative options.
The Council provides a pre-application advice service for those community bodies who have identified a suitable building or area of land for their project. The service is designed to help you prepare for the asset transfer process and identify any relevant issues that you would need to address in your asset transfer request. You do not need to be a qualifying Community Transfer Body as defined in section 19 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 in order to take advantage of the pre-application advice service. This service is available on request from the Council's Community Asset Transfer Team.
We have prepared an Asset Transfer Request form to help make sure that you provide all the information needed for a valid asset transfer request. You don't need to use this particular form to make a request, but you must provide all the required information.
In terms of section 5 of the Procedure Regulations, an asset transfer request is not treated as having been made until all the required information is received. Chapter 8 of The Scottish Government Asset Transfer Guidance for Community Transfer Bodies lists what is required and gives guidance on what should be considered.
All pre-application advice requests and asset transfer request forms can be emailed to us or posted to: Moray Community Asset Transfer Team, Moray Council Offices, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX.
Community Asset Transfer Team