Application checklist

Use this checklist to make sure your application has everything it needs for successful registration.

View separate step-by-step guidance on filling out the land register application form.

For all applications

For all applications other than voluntary registrations, you will need to include:

  • a completed application form that relates to the deed or plot of land to be registered
  • the deed to be registered, e.g. disposition, standard security, discharge or long lease
  • the appropriate fee or satisfactory arrangements for payment

Some special requirements apply to voluntary registration. View specific criteria for voluntary registration.

For transfers of unregistered plots and other deeds

For transfers of unregistered plots or certain other deeds you will need to include:

  • a plan and/or full bounding description identifying the extent of the plot, if applicable
  • deeds containing rights (including, if there is a burdened property, the particulars of that property in so far as known)
  • the deeds in which servitude rights are constituted
  • a plan or full description of extent of any servitude right constituted by prescription over the plot
  • where the deed being registered constitutes a new registrable encumbrance, a plan or full description of any lesser area within the plot in respect of which a registrable encumbrance is constituted
  • any outstanding heritable securities over the plot or lease
  • deeds containing burdens, including long leases, long sub-leases, public rights of way, path orders, tree preservation orders, and any other encumbrances the inclusion of which is authorised by enactment
  • the last recorded disposition or conveyance in favour of the owner of the plot (if current deed is not a disposition or notice of title)
  • any deeds affecting the lease, if applicable
  • any other material information e.g. where there has been a limitation or restriction on the examination of title, or where the applicant does not know with any certainty who the current landlord is in relation to an automatic plot registration

For registered plots

For deeds relating to registered plots you will need to include:

  • the deed to be registered, which must also narrate each title number to which the deed relates
  • a plan and/or full bounding description identifying the extent of the plot, where over part of a registered plot
  • any other material information e.g. where a registered proprietor has died and the survivorship destination has operated to give the survivor proprietor the legal right to grant the deed, or where new information has come to light, such as a house name

Footnotes

  1. Applicants may submit a copy of a recorded deed in its unrecorded form, provided that they are content the final draft or executed photocopy accurately reflects the recorded deed and their application does not contain contrary information. The date of recording and division of sasines that the deed entered should also be stated in your application. In respect of an off-register right affecting the plot, typically a servitude, which is set out in a deed that was never recorded in the Register of Sasines, the application should make this clear. For information about off-register rights see the general guidance on encumbrances and off-register rights.