All our guidance in one place
The Knowledge Base is our home for guidance, tools and tutorials.
How can we help?
Guides for before you apply, including advance notices, reports and notifications.
The application form
Checklists and guides to help you make sure your application for registration is good to go.
Help with creating a plan for your plot, including mapping conventions and deed plan criteria.
Inaccuracies and compensation
Guidance on dealing with inaccuracies in the land register.
Rights and burdens
Guides covering encumbrances, rights and title conditions.
Voluntary registration guides
Find out what you need to do to register your plot voluntarily.
Leases and the land register
Guidance about long leases, and when a lease can lead to automatic plot registration.
About Register of Overseas Entities
This register will be created and maintained by Companies House in Cardiff. Learn how this affects land transactions.
Open casework guide
This guide will help you understand what having an open case means for you as a legal professional and your client. It will also direct you towards the support you can access.
A guide to interpreting title plans
Guidance on understanding legal boundaries, the Land Register, the Cadastral Map, the Ordnance Survey map and how to interpret these.
Do I need to register?
Checklists and guides to help you check if you need to register for RCI.
Categories of ownership or tenancy
Find out how to register if you are a individual, partnership, trust, unincorporated or overseas entity.
Before you create an entry
Learn about duties and offence provisions in RCI, as well as the timings and interactions with other RoS Registers.
How to create an entry
Guidance on how to create an account, create an entry and describe the land.
Managing an entry
Find out how to add, update or remove details on an existing entry.
Find out more about security declarations and RCI.
Find out how to tell us if circumstances change. This may be for example because of change of situation, change of name or if someone has died.
Help and support
Get additional support through our range of tutorial videos, our decision support tool and RCI flow chart.
Inaccuracies and appeals
Find out how to notify or action an inaccuracies and appeals or referrals to the Land Tribunal for Scotland.
Help with registering a croft, common grazing or land held runrig.
Register of Deeds guidance
You can register deeds for safekeeping and execution.
Register of Community Interests in Land
Notices of interest by groups or individuals that will allow them to purchase land if the owner ever decides to sell it.
Extracts, certified copies and plain copies
Extracts and certified copies of documents in our register carry evidential status.
We archive copies of all documents submitted to us as part of our statutory requirements.
Lender mergers and name changes
An A-Z of mortgage lender name changes, takeovers, buyouts and liquidations.
Sasine index cards
Sasine index cards are historical search records that can help you find an item in the General Register of Sasines.
Development plan approval guidance
Guidance for architects and conveyancers using our Development Plan Approval service.
Data and statistics
Find out more about our house price statistics, including methodologies and differences between reports.
What we charge for registration in our land and property registers.
Payment of fees
Guidance and direct debit forms for the payment of registration and information services.
Fees for information services, including copies of deeds and ownership searches.