A guide to land registration and the sasine register in Scotland
Produced in partnership with Gary Donaldson of Millar & Bryce
A guide to land registration and the sasine register in Scotland

The following Property practice note produced in partnership with Gary Donaldson of Millar & Bryce provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • A guide to land registration and the sasine register in Scotland
  • The Registers of Scotland
  • Sasine register
  • Land registration pre-8 December 2014 under the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (LR(S)A 1979)
  • Land Registration from 8 December 2014 under the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 (LRE(S)A 2012)
  • The principal changes to land registration under LRE(S)A 2012
  • What happens when a title is registered for the first time?
  • The cadastral map
  • Indemnity and warranty
  • Voluntary and keeper induced registrations
  • More...

A guide to land registration and the sasine register in Scotland

Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 (C(S)A 2020) introduced provisions to facilitate fully digital submission of Advance Notices and deeds for registration. Due to lockdown restrictions, Registers were unable to accept paper submissions of either Advance Notices or deeds for registration. C(S)A 2020 extended the period of protection of an Advance Notice, to cover the period when paper deeds were unable to be submitted. On 1 March 2021 the extended protection provided for Advance Notices expired however during the period where the protection was live, processes to facilitate digital registration became the norm and it is no longer possible to submit a paper Advance Notice. For further information, see Practice Note: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—property in Scotland.

The Registers of Scotland

The Registers of Scotland (ROS) is the Scottish Government Agency responsible for looking after a range of registers, most notably the register of sasines and the Land Register of Scotland which involve interests in land. It is headed up by the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland.

Sasine register

The register of sasines was established in 1617 by the Registration Act 1617 and is a public record of deeds relating to land in Scotland. Its purpose was to provide protection to rights in land by allowing such rights to be publicly recorded.

The register is administered on a regional

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