They haven't got long, as the legislation is very specific about the period of time in which any acquisition must be concluded.
And the valuation (I am very reliably informed) is......
The Scottish Government appear to have decided that there will be no Part 3 valuation issued until the conclusion of the appeals by the landlord.
Yes, you read that right. On the long-awaited and long-heralded day of the announcement, the Ministers in their wisdom have decided to suspend the valuation process until the legal actions are concluded. Legal actions that they have known about for years.
I now, I know, it's not in the legislation that they have the power to do this and it is not within their authority, nor indeed does it follow the processes given in the legislation, but having led the people Pairc up the hill, it looks like the light at the end of the tunnel is actually just someone else who is lost.
Of course, this in itself gives the landlord grounds for yet another appeal. Which he will no doubt file in due course.
Good work Minister; you've managed to upset all the residents by your clueless fence sitting.