1. Sort of registrations or records. Please, describe your LR system criteria regarding the type of registration applied.

The land register comprises four different sections: a) the title sheet, b) the cadastral map, c) the archive record, and d) the application record.

RoS must create and maintain a title sheet for each registered plot of land and the title sheet record is the totality of this. Each title sheet will comprise a property section, a proprietorship section, a securities section and a burdens section.

The cadastral map is a map defining land ownership. The map is comprised of the registered geospatial data for each registered plot of land (cadastral unit) and incorporates the cadastral unit number, the boundaries of the unit, and the title number of any registered leases affecting the plot of land for each cadastral unit. The map also depicts any registered rights and burdens affecting the plot so far as the keeper considers appropriate.

The archive record comprises copies of all documents submitted to the keeper, copies of all documents that the keeper is required to include under land register rules, and copies of such other documents as the keeper considers appropriate.

The application record comprises all pending applications for registration and all enduring advances notices at that current point in time.

The General Register of Sasines is a register of deeds and a copy of every deed that has been recorded is available for inspection by anyone who wishes. The search sheet (a chronological record of all recorded deeds affecting a unit of property) is also available for public inspection.

2. Deadlines for registration. Must land registrars or LR offices make the registrations or entries requested within deadlines? Please, if applicable indicate which are.

RoS does not have specific deadlines but works instead to service standards. Service standards are set by the keeper and agreed by Scottish Ministers. Details of our services standards can be found on our website  or in our most recent annual report.

3. Registration fees. Please, describe the main features of payment of LR fees. If you find it useful, suggest an example of registration fees of a sale of a property valued in € 100.000 and if it’s possible a mortgage.

A full, up-to-date list of RoS registration fees is available on our website.

Payment of fees: All applications for recording in the General Register of Sasines or registration in the Land Register must be submitted with the appropriate fee. Fees can be paid by cheque, cash or Direct Debit. Only Direct Debit payments are accepted for ARTL applications.

Direct Debit is the most efficient and cost effective way of paying registration fees. It prevents the rejection of applications due to insufficient funds or incorrectly completed cheques. It also removes the need for refunds where an overpayment has been made as only the correct fee is debited.