Payment of fees

This guidance covers the payment of fees associated with our registers.

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Land and property registration

When you apply to record a deed in the General Register of Sasines or the Land Register of Scotland you’ll need to submit the appropriate payment with your application.

You can pay by:

  • direct debit
  • cheque made payable to Registers of Scotland

No VAT is payable on registration services.

View a rundown of our registration fees.

Advance notices

Payment of advance notice fees will depend on the registration type.

Advance notices on first registrations or transfers of part can be paid by your usual payment method, either direct debit or cheque. Advance notices for dealings of whole must be paid by direct debit.

Services

All our other services are post-paid. When you request these services, we’ll send you an invoice. You can pay by:

  • credit card
  • debit card
  • cheque made payable to Registers of Scotland

If you have a FAS account, you can also pay by direct debit or direct credit.

All invoices are due for payment 30 days from issue, apart from ScotLIS invoices, which are due for payment 14 days from issue.

VAT is payable on non-registration services, including ScotLIS.

View a rundown of our services fees.

FAS accounts

We use FAS accounts to record financial transactions between us and our customers.

If you regularly use our services, you should request a FAS account.

Benefits

FAS account benefits include:

  • monthly statements highlighting outstanding invoices
  • more payment methods accepted
  • account managers to assist you with any questions or issues

Types of FAS account

We enable all FAS accounts for invoice services.

Accounts for land and sasine register registrations are only available to:

  • solicitor firms that are registered with the Law Society of Scotland
  • firms employing in-house solicitors who have a practicing certificate with the Law Society of Scotland in the name of the firm applying
  • public bodies
  • financial institutes

Request a new FAS account

Businesses with more than one office

If your business has more than one office, you’ll need to set up a unique FAS number for each site.

You can still use a single bank account and direct debit instruction.

You'll need to tell us which FAS numbers to associate with a completed bank direct debit form.

Direct debit forms

Ensure you fill out both the bank form and required information form for direct debit.

Pre-payment

Direct debit bank form for pre-payment (PDF, 517KB)

Required information form for pre-payment (PDF, 1.1MB)

Terms and conditions for pre-payment (.doc, 54KB)

Post-payment

Direct debit bank form for post-payment (PDF, 460KB)

Required information form for post-payment (PDF, 1.1MB)

Terms and conditions for post-payment (PDF, 251KB)

ScotLIS

Direct debit bank form for ScotLIS (PDF, 45KB)


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