The law governing the Land Register of Scotland is substantially recast by the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012, which came fully into force on 8 December 2014. In addition, the 2012 Act provides for the phasing out of the Register of Sasines, a register of deeds which has been in continuous use for the last 400 years. The Scottish Government’s target is for all titles to have migrated from the Register of Sasines to the Land Register by 2024.
These momentous changes are the subjects of the present book. After introductory chapters tracing the history of land registration in Scotland from its beginnings in the sixteenth century until modern times, Professors Reid and Gretton provide a detailed and authoritative guide to the new law as set out in the 2012 Act and in the numerous statutory instruments made under that Act. Among the topics covered are:
- the structure and contents of the Land Register
- plans and the cadastral map
- applications for registration
- the completion of the Land Register by 2024
- advance notices
- inaccuracies and their rectification
- realignment of rights
- the Keeper’s warranty
- liabilities of those using the land registration system
- examination of registered titles
- positive prescription anda non dominodispositions
Kenneth Reid is Professor of Scots Law in the University of Edinburgh and George Gretton is Lord President Reid Professor of Law Emeritus in the University of Edinburgh.