Land register application types

Before you start, find out whether the plot is recorded in the land register or the sasine register using ScotLIS.

Plot is in the sasine register

If the property is transferring to a new owner and it is not yet registered in the land register, you’ll need to complete an application for a deed over an unregistered plot.

If you are granting a new security over the property, and it is not yet registered in the land register, you’ll need to complete an application for a voluntary registration.

Use our pre-registration guidance to help you prepare your application.

In addition, you can voluntarily register your plot at any time, even when the ownership is not transferring, or when there is no new standard security and we offer a discount for voluntary registration.

View our guidance on voluntary registration.

In some cases, we’ll register land in the land register without any application for registration. We’re currently trialling keeper-induced registration in a few areas around Scotland.

Read more about keeper-induced registration.

Plot is in the land register

If you're looking to transfer ownership of part of a larger plot that's already in the land register, you need to complete an application for a deed over part of a registered plot.

If you're looking to transfer ownership of the whole of a plot that is already in the land register, you need to complete an application for a deed over the whole of a registered plot.
Use our pre-registration guidance to help you prepare your application.

If a long lease, exceeding 20 years (20 years and 1 day), is being registered, and the ownership of the underlying plot has not already been registered in the land register, then registration of the lease will trigger automatic plot registration of the ownership.

This means that a new cadastral unit and title sheet will be created for the ownership of the plot of land - for example the plot title sheet - and this will be subject to the lease, which will be entered in a schedule of leases in the property section.

A separate title sheet will be made up for the registered lease, which will cross-refer to the plot title sheet in the property section.

See our long leases and automatic plot registration guidance for more information.

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