Completing Scotland’s Land Register

A completed land register will provide a digital map of who owns land and property across Scotland. Registers of Scotland (RoS) is the government department responsible for registering land ownership and they are currently working to complete the Land Register, in line with Scottish Government aspirations, by 2024.

Voluntary applications for registration are currently being welcomed by RoS, with a 25 per cent discount on fees to update land records which will provide a state-backed guarantee of title for greater security of assets.

Charles Keegan, head of Land Register Completion at RoS, said: “A completed land register will be a national asset for Scotland, providing a single, comprehensive, publicly searchable register that gives clarity on who owns what.

“Voluntary registration is one of the main ways we can speed up the completion process. Having a property registered on the Land Register offers owners greater certainty over the title, as well as creating an easier, faster, and less expensive way to transact with property going forward.”

If you are interested in registering your land or property, or if you would like to discuss this subject further, please email lrc@ros.gov.uk. More information is available at www.ros.gov.uk

(image depicts the current picture of land registered across Scotland)