This Practice Note explains the establishment of the register of sasines in Scotland and its gradual replacement with the land register first created under the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (LR(S)A 1979) and subsequently the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 (LRE(S)A 2012). It sets out the changes brought in under the LRE(S)A 2012 including automatic plot registration; keeper induced registration (KIR); title warranty; rectification of the register; advance notices and the one-shot rule.
This Practice Note describes the legal reports and plan reports both of registered and unregistered land as well as searches including Property Enquiry Certificates (PECs), company searches, searches in the register of community interests in land, coal mining, environmental, sites of specific scientific interest (SSSI) rights of way and listed buildings which either should or may be undertaken before settlement when dealing with property in Scotland.
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