Fees

This guidance contains information about the fees associated with our registers.

This includes fees for:

  • registration and recording of deeds in our registers
  • extracts, certified copies and plain copies of documents we hold
  • access to our registers and information

The fees referred to in this guidance are provided for in The Registers of Scotland (Fees) Order 2014 and The Registers of Scotland (Voluntary Registration, Amendment of Fees etc) Order 2015 made under the powers in section 110 of the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012.

Land Register of Scotland

Applications for deeds transferring the ownership of a property

Where the deed being registered transfers the ownership of a property, or is evidential to the transfer, then the fee that is payable is based on the consideration narrated in the deed or the value of the property (whichever is greater). The fee is calculated using the rates in table 1 below. These rates will apply to applications to register the following the deeds:

  • disposition
  • notice of title
  • general vesting declaration
  • statutory conveyance

Where an application is submitted using the automated registration of title to land system (ARTL) the fees specified in column 2 apply. Where an application for Voluntary Registration is submitted using the VR application type the fees specified in column 3 will apply.

Table 1
Consideration paid or value Fee (£) ARTL (£) Voluntary registration fee (£)
0 - 50,00 60 50 45
50,001 - 100,000 120 90 90
100,001 - 150,000 240 180 180
150,001 - 200,000 360 270 270
200,001 - 300,000 480 360 360
300,001 - 500,000 600 450 450
500,001 - 700,000 720 540 540
700,001 - 1,000,000 840 660 630
1,000,001 - 2,000,000 1,000 800 750
2,000,001 - 3,000,000 3,000 2,500 2,250
3,000,001 - 5,000,000 5,000 4,500 3,750
5,000,001 or more 7,500 7,000 5,625

Where the deed transferring land affects more than one title sheet, in addition to the fee specified in table 1, a fee of £60 is payable for each title sheet affected other than the first. This additional fee does not apply to shared plot title sheets or shared lease title sheets where the deed affects the sharing plot title sheet.

Where the consideration consists of a yearly or periodical payment, the consideration is calculated at 10 years purchase.

Applications for granting or assigning a lease

Where the deed being registered is the grant of a new lease, sub-lease or is an assignation of an existing lease or sub-lease, the fee is calculated on the total of the consideration (if any) provided for in the deed plus 10 times the relevant rent. Relevant rent means the largest amount of annual rent a lease reserves within the first 10 years of its term that can be:

  1. quantified, or
  2. estimated, where that amount cannot be quantified,

at the date an application to register the grant of lease is made.

For example, where the annual rent that would be payable in the first year of a lease would be £100 but the lease specifies that the rent that would be due on the 10th year of the lease would be £10,000 the fee would be based on 10 x £10,000.

The fee payable is calculated using the rates specified in table 1. Where an application is submitted using ARTL the fees specified in column 2 apply; for all other applications the fees in column 1 apply.

Application for disposition evacuating a survivorship destination

Where an application is made for registration of a disposition over a registered title, and the sole purpose of the disposition is to evacuate a survivorship destination and the name and designation of the proprietor remains the same the fee is:

  1. £60 for each title sheet affected; or
  2. £50 for each title sheet affected where the application is made using ARTL

Where an application is made for registration of a disposition over an unregistered plot, with the sole purpose of evacuating a survivorship destination, the fee is based on the value of the land because a First Registration is taking place. The fee payable is calculated using the rates specified in column 1 of table 1.

Applications for deeds where land is excambed or exchanged

For applications to register a deed where the land has been excambed, or exchanged, the fee is based on the value of the land. The fee payable is calculated using the rates specified in column 1 of table 1.

Applications for voluntary registration

Where an application for voluntary registration is made under section 27 of the Act a reduced fee applies. The fee represents a 25% discount against the standard registration fee and is calculated on the value of the plot of land. The fee is at the rates shown in the 'Voluntary registration' column of table 1 above.

Where an application for voluntary registration under section 27 is entered in the application record on the same date as an application to register a standard security, and the standard security relates to the whole extent of the plot of land to be registered, no fee is payable in respect of the application for voluntary registration. A fee of £60 is still payable in respect of the standard security.

Where the standard security relates to only part of the plot of land to be voluntarily registered, or where the standard security is over both registered and unregistered land, the zero fee for voluntary registration does not apply and the discounted fee at the rate shown in the "Voluntary registration" column of table 1 above is payable.

Advance notices

The fee payable for an application to enter an advance notice in the application record is £10.

The fee payable for an application to discharge an advance notice entered in the application record is £10.

Application for heritable securities and other deeds

Where an application is made for registration of a deed that pertains to the constitution, discharge, transfer, variation, postponement or corroboration of a heritable security the fee is:

  1. £60 for each title sheet affected; or
  2. £50 for each title sheet affected where the application is made using ARTL.

Where an application is made for the registration of any other deed under section 21 of the Act (other than a receipt under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965) the fee is:

  1. £60 for each title sheet affected; or
  2. £50 for each title sheet affected where the application is made using ARTL.

No fee is payable in respect of an application for registration of a receipt under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965.

Application affecting multiple title sheets

Where an application to register a deed is made that affects two or more title sheets, in addition to the fees specified above, an additional fee of £60 is payable for every title sheet affected by the deed other than the first.

Withdrawal and rejection fee

Where an application is rejected under section 21(3) of the Act or withdrawn under section 34(1) of the Act, a fee of £30 is applied. This fee will be invoiced by RoS after the application has been returned to the submitting party. These fees are only payable for applications received by the keeper on and after 9th February 2015.

Caveats

Where an application is made to:

  • place a caveat on a title sheet,
  • renew a caveat on a title sheet,
  • restrict a caveat on a title sheet,
  • recall a caveat on a title sheet, or
  • discharge a caveat on a title sheet

a fee of £60 is payable.

View further guidance on caveats.

Application to vary warranty

Where an application is received, in respect of a registered plot of land, to request the Keeper to vary warranty under section 76(2) of the Act, the fee payable is £60.

Register of Sasines

Completion of title

Where the recording of a completion of title by decree or a notice of title is made, the fee is calculated on the value of the property to which the recording is made. The fee that is payable is calculated on the rates specified in column 1 of table 1.

Advance notices

The fee payable for an application for recording an advance notice for first registration is £10.

The fee payable for an application recording a discharge of an advance notice in the Register of Sasines is £10.

Other deeds

The fee for recording any other deed in the Register of Sasines is £60 (other than a receipt under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965 where no fee is payable).

Recording by memorandum

Where any deed is presented in the Register of Sasines for recording by memorandum in more than one county, a fee of £60 for each memorandum is payable.

Additional extract or plain copy

Where a deed is being recorded, in respect of an additional extract or plain copy requested at the date of the application for recording, the fee is £10 plus VAT.

Chancery and Judicial Registers

The fees payable in relation to registering a document in the Chancery and Judicial Registers are specified in table 2 below.

Table 2
Register Product/service Fee (£)
Register of Inhibitions For each document 15
Register of Deeds and Probative Writs in the Books of Council and Session For each document (including first extract) 10
Register of Protests For each document (including first extract) 10
Register of Judgments For each document (including first extract) 10
Register of the Great Seal For a Charter of Incorporation 250
Register of the Great Seal For a Commission 630
Register of the Cachet Seal For each impression 30
Register of the Quarter Seal For each gift of ultimus haeres or bona vacantia 130
All When a document is being registered, an additional extract or plain copy requested at the date of the application for registration 10 + VAT
None For each certificate issued under the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgement Act 1982 30

Crofting Register

The fees payable in relation to updating the registration schedule of a croft, common grazing or land held runrig in the Crofting Register are specified in table 3 below.

Table 3
Product/service Fee (£)
Registration of a croft under section 4(1) or (2) of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 ("the 2010 Act") 90
Updating the registration schedule of a registered croft following an event under section 5(1) of the 2010 Act 90
Registration of a common grazing under section 24(1)(a) or (b) of the 2010 Act 90
Updating the registration schedule of a registered common grazing under section 25(1) of the 2010 Act 90
Registration of land held runrig under section 32(1) of the 2010 Act 90
Updating the registration schedule of registered land held runrig following an event under section 32(5) of the 2010 Act 90
Registration of a croft under section 4(1) or (2) of the Crofting Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 ("the 2010 Act") 90

Register of Community Interests in Land

The fees payable in relation to registering a tenant's interest in acquiring land in the Register of Community Interests in Land for the purposes of the Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 2003 are specified in table 4 below.

Table 4
Product/service Fee (£)
Initial registration of tenant's interest 40
Subsequent registration of an existing or previously registered interest 25

Fees for access to and information from the registers

A fee of £20 plus VAT is payable for any request in writing by letter, or email, or electronically by submitting the form on the Registers of Scotland website for inspection of a register. This fee includes the issuing of one plain copy.

About plain copies
A plain copy is copy of a deed or document recorded or registered in the keeper's registers, or a copy of the title sheet or cadastral map, that does not have the evidential value of an extract or certified copy.

A fee of £30 plus VAT is payable for any request made in person at a Registers of Scotland customer service centre for inspection of a register. This fee includes the issuing of one plain copy.

The fees payable in relation to information made available by the Registers of Scotland are specified in table 5 below.

Table 5
Register Product/service Fee (£)
Land register Extract of:
  • Title sheet and part of the cadastral map
  • Title sheet
  • Part of a title sheet
  • Part of the cadastral map
  • Document from the archive record
  • Part of a document from the archive record
30 + VAT
Land register Certified copy of:
  • Application
  • Advance notice
  • Document in the application record
  • Part of document in application record
30 + VAT
Land register Plain copy of:
  • Title sheet and part of the cadastral map
  • Title sheet
  • Part of title sheet
  • Part of cadastral map
  • Document from the archive record
  • Part of a document from the archive record
  • Application
  • Advance Notice
  • Document in the application record
  • Part of a document in the application record
16 + VAT
Register of Sasines Extract of recorded deed 30 + VAT
Register of Sasines Extract of recorded deed 30 + VAT
Register of Sasines Plain copy of recorded deed, or copy of search sheet or minute 16 + VAT
Crofting Register Office copy of a registration schedule of a croft, common grazing or land held runrig 30 + VAT
Crofting Register Information provided by the keeper regarding the suitability of an applicant's map for registration purposes in the Crofting Register 30 + VAT
Crofting Register Plain copy of a registration schedule of a croft, common grazing or land held runrig 16 + VAT
Register of Community Interests in Land
  • Extract of registration
  • Plan (colour)
30 + VAT
Register of Community Interests in Land
  • Plain copy of registration
  • Plan (black and white)
16 + VAT