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Scottish Land Registry - The Facts
The Scottish Land registry is made up over two registers these are called the General Register of Sasines and Land registry of Scotland.
By: Rob Fellowman
The Sasines register was established to record deeds relating to land and property, including deeds of sale and standards of sale such as mortgages and loans. Search sheets were created to provide a record of
• The address of a property
• The seller of a property
• The purchase price of a property
• The price paid
• Any mortgages or loans over the property
• All deeds that affect the property
• Dates that deeds were recorded
The Sasine Register is still in operation but all properties transfer to the Land Registry of Scotland when they are sold.
Land Registry of Scotland
The register was established by the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 to supersede the old Sasine Register. It became operational in 1981 and now operates through all of Scotland. Each property that is registered is now given a unique title number. A Title sheet is created and guaranteed by the state. A copy of the title sheet called a Land Certificate is issued. This contains the following
• Property section – includes Title Plan
• Proprietor section with names of owners, price paid, date of entry and date of registration
• Charges section – with details if any mortgages or loans over the property
• Burdens section – details conditions which affect the registered interest
When a property transfers from the Sasine Register to the Land Register the Sasine search sheet ceases to be updated but is retained along with the other records.
Scottish land registry searches are very useful for showing the outlined information. Scottish land registry online can be performed by some companies who can send you all the details through the post or via email. If there are no Scottish title deeds for a property the property will be unregistered. You can perform unregistered land searches these are difficult and time consuming.
Good luck with your Scottish land registry search.
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