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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

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  1. Contents

  2. Summary of and Background to the Act

  3. Overview of the Act

  4. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1: the Land Register

      1. The Land Register of Scotland

        1. Section 1: The Land Register of Scotland

      2. Structure and contents of the register

        1. Section 2: The parts of the register

      3. Title sheets and the title sheet record

        1. Section 3: Title sheets and the title sheet record

        2. Section 4: Title and lease title numbers

        3. Section 5: Structure of title sheets

        4. Section 6: The property section of the title sheet

        5. Section 7: The proprietorship section of the title sheet

        6. Section 8: The securities section of the title sheet

        7. Section 9: The burdens section of the title sheet

        8. Section 10: What is entered or incorporated by reference in a title sheet

      4. The cadastral map

        1. Section 11: The cadastral map

        2. Section 12: Cadastral units

        3. Section 13: The cadastral map: further provision

      5. The archive record

        1. Section 14: The archive record

      6. The application record

        1. Section 15: The application record

      7. Tenements etc.

        1. Section 16: Tenements and other flatted buildings

      8. Shared plots

        1. Section 17: Shared plots

        2. Section 18: Shared plot and sharing plot title sheets

        3. Section 19: Conversion of shared plot title sheet to ordinary title sheet

        4. Section 20: Shared plot title sheets in relation to registered leases

    2. Part 2: Registration

      1. Applications for registration

        1. Section 21: Application for registration of deed

        2. Section 22: General application conditions

        3. Section 23: Conditions of registration: transfer of unregistered plot

        4. Sections 24 and 25: Conditions of registration: certain deeds relating to unregistered plots

        5. Section 26: Conditions of registration: deeds relating to registered plots

      2. Registration without deed

        1. Section 27: Application for voluntary registration

        2. Section 28: Conditions of registration: voluntary registration

        3. Section 29: Keeper-induced registration

      3. Completion of registration

        1. Section 30: Completion of registration of plot

        2. Section 31: Completion of registration of deed

        3. Section 32: References to certain entries in Register of Inhibitions

      4. General provision about applications

        1. Section 33: Recording in application record

        2. Section 34: Withdrawal and amendments etc. of application

        3. Section 35: Period within which decision must be made

      5. Date of application and registration etc.

        1. Section 36: Date of application

        2. Section 37: Date and time of registration

        3. Section 38: Power to amend section 6 of the Land Registers (Scotland) Act 1868

      6. Applications in relation to the same land

        1. Section 39: Order in which applications are to be dealt with

      7. Notification

        1. Section 40: Notification of acceptance, rejection or withdrawal of application

        2. Section 41: Notification to proprietor

        3. Section 42: Notification to Scottish Ministers of certain applications

      8. Prescriptive claimants etc.

        1. Overview of sections 43 to 45: prescriptive claimants

        2. Section 43: Prescriptive claimants

        3. Section 44: Provisional entries on title sheet

        4. Section 45: Notification of prescriptive applications

      9. Further provision

        1. Section 46: Applications relating to compulsory acquisition

        2. Section 47: Effect of death or dissolution

        3. Section 48: Closure of Register of Sasines etc.

    3. Part 3: Competence and Effect of Registration

      1. Registrable deeds

        1. Section 49: Registrable deeds

      2. Specific provisions on competence and effect of registration

        1. Section 50: Transfer by disposition

        2. Section 51: Proper liferents

        3. Section 52: Registration of, and of transactions and events affecting, leases

        4. Section 53: Completion of title

        5. Section 54: Registration of decree of reduction

        6. Section 55: Registration of order for rectification of document etc.

    4. Part 4: Advance Notices

      1. Section 56: Advance notices

      2. Section 57: Application for advance notice

      3. Section 58: Period of effect of advance notice

      4. Section 59: Effect of advance notice: registered deeds

      5. Section 60: Effect of advance notice: recorded deeds

      6. Section 61: Effect of advance notice: further provision

      7. Section 62: Removal of advance notice etc.

      8. Section 63: Discharge of advance notice

      9. Section 64: Application of part to specific deeds

    5. Part 5: Inaccuracies in the Register

      1. Section 65: Meaning of “inaccuracy”

      2. Section 66: Shifting boundaries

    6. Part 6: Caveats

      1. Section 67: Warrant to place a caveat

      2. Section 68: Duration of caveat

      3. Section 69: Renewal of caveat

      4. Section 70: Restriction of caveat

      5. Section 71: Recall of caveat

      6. Section 72: Discharge of caveat

    7. Part 7: Keeper’s Warranty

      1. Keeper’s warranty

        1. Section 73: Keeper’s warranty

        2. Section 74: Keeper’s warranty on registration under sections 25 and 29

        3. Section 75: Extension, limitation or exclusion of warranty

        4. Section 76: Variation of warranty

      2. Claims under warranty

        1. Section 77: Claims under Keeper’s warranty

        2. Section 78: Claim under warranty: circumstances where liability excluded

        3. Section 79: Claims under warranty: quantification of compensation

    8. Part 8: Rectification of the Register

      1. Rectification

        1. Section 80: Rectification of the register

        2. Section 81: Rectification where registration provisional etc.

        3. Section 82: Referral to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland

        4. Section 83: Proceedings involving the accuracy of the register

      2. Compensation in consequence of rectification

        1. Section 84: Rectification: compensation for certain expenses and losses

        2. Section 85: Rectification: circumstances where liability excluded

    9. Part 9: Rights of Persons Acquiring Etc. in Good Faith

      1. Ownership

        1. Section 86: Acquisition from disponer without valid title

        2. Section 87: Acquisition from representative of disponer without valid title

      2. Leases

        1. Section 88: Acquisition from assigner without valid title

        2. Section 89: Acquisition from representative of assigner without valid title

      3. Servitudes

        1. Section 90: Grant of servitude by person not proprietor

      4. Extinction of encumbrances etc

        1. Section 91: Extinction of encumbrance when land disponed

        2. Section 92: Extinction of encumbrance when lease assigned

        3. Section 93: Extinction of floating charge when land disponed

      5. Compensation in consequence of this Part

        1. Section 94: Compensation for loss incurred in consequence of this Part

        2. Section 95: Quantification of compensation

    10. Part 10: Electronic Documents, Electronic Conveyancing and Electronic Registration

      1. Electronic documents

        1. Section 96: Where requirement for writing satisfied by electronic document

        2. Section 97: Electronic documents

        3. Section 98: Amendment of Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995

      2. Electronic conveyancing

        1. Section 99: Automated registration

      3. Electronic recording and registration

        1. Section 100: Power to enable electronic registration

    11. Part 11: Miscellaneous and General

      1. Deduction of title

        1. Section 101: Deduction of title

      2. Notes on register

        1. Section 102: Note of date on which entry in register is made

      3. Appeals

        1. Section 103: Appeals

      4. Extracts and certified copies

        1. Section 104: Extracts and certified copies: general

        2. Section 105: Evidential status of extract or certified copy

        3. Section 106: Liability of Keeper in respect of extracts, information and lost documents etc.

      5. Information and access

        1. Section 107: Information and access

      6. Keeper’s functions

        1. Section 108: Provisions of services by the Keeper

        2. Section 109: Performance of Keeper’s functions during vacancy in office etc.

      7. Fees

        1. Section 110: Fees

      8. Duty to take reasonable care

        1. Section 111: Duties of certain persons

      9. Offence

        1. Section 112: Offence relating to applications for registration

      10. General provisions

        1. Section 113: Interpretation

        2. Section 114: References to “registering” etc. in the Land Register of Scotland

        3. Section 115: Land Register rules

        4. Section 116: Subordinate legislation

        5. Section 117: Ancillary provision

        6. Section 118: Transitional provisions

        7. Section 119: Minor and consequential modifications

        8. Section 120: Saving provisions

        9. Section 121: Crown application

        10. Section 122: The designated day

        11. Sections 123: Commencement

        12. Sections 124: Short title

  5. Schedules

    1. Schedule 1: Registered leases tenanted in common

    2. Schedule 2: Amendment of Registration of Leases (Scotland) Act 1857

    3. Schedule 3: Amendment of Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995

      1. Overview of schedule 3

    4. Schedule 4: Transitional provisions

      1. Paragraphs 1 to 6

      2. Paragraphs 7 to 11

      3. Paragraph 12

      4. Paragraphs 13 and 14

      5. Paragraphs 15 and 16

      6. Paragraphs 17 to 24

      7. Paragraph 25

      8. Paragraph 26

    5. Schedule 5: Minor and consequential modifications

      1. Overview

      2. Paragraph 1 - Lands Clauses Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1845

      3. Paragraph 2 - Commissioners Clauses Act 1847

      4. Paragraph 3 - Ordnance Board Transfer Act 1855

      5. Paragraph 4 - Transmission of Moveable Property (Scotland) Act 1862

      6. Paragraph 5 - Land Registers (Scotland) Act 1868 (c.64)

      7. Paragraph 6 - Titles to Land Consolidation (Scotland) Act 1868

      8. Paragraph 7 - Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1874

      9. Paragraph 8 - Trusts (Scotland) Act 1921

      10. Paragraph 9 - Conveyancing (Scotland) Act 1924

      11. Paragraph 10 - Burgh Registers (Scotland) Act 1926

      12. Paragraph 11 - Public Registers and Records (Scotland) Act 1948

      13. Paragraph 12 - Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1958

      14. Paragraph 13 - Harbours Act 1964

      15. Paragraph 14 - Succession (Scotland) Act 1964

      16. Paragraph 15 - Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965

      17. Paragraph 16 - Gas Act 1965

      18. Paragraph 17 - Conveyancing and Feudal Reform (Scotland) Act 1970

      19. Paragraph 18 - Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973

      20. Paragraph 19 - Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979

      21. Paragraph 20 - Education (Scotland) Act 1980

      22. Paragraph 21 - Water (Scotland) Act 1980

      23. Paragraph 22 - Matrimonial Homes (Family Protection) (Scotland) Act 1981

      24. Paragraph 23 - Civil Aviation Act 1982

      25. Paragraph 24 - Litter Act 1983

      26. Paragraph 25 - Health and Social Services and Social Security Adjudications Act 1983

      27. Paragraph 26 - Telecommunications Act 1984

      28. Paragraph 27 - Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984

      29. Paragraph 28 - Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985

      30. Paragraph 29 - Housing Associations Act 1985

      31. Paragraph 30 - Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1985

      32. Paragraph 31 - Electricity Act 1989

      33. Paragraph 32 - Property Misdescriptions Act 1991

      34. Paragraph 33 - Agricultural Holdings (Scotland) Act 1991

      35. Paragraph 34 - Coal Industry Act 1994

      36. Paragraph 35 - Land Registers (Scotland) Act 1995

      37. Paragraph 36 - Petroleum Act 1998

      38. Paragraph 37 - Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000

      39. Paragraph 38 - Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000

      40. Paragraph 39 - Abolition of Feudal Tenure etc. (Scotland) Act 2000

      41. Paragraph 40 - Standards in Scotland’s Schools etc.  Act 2000

      42. Paragraph 41 - National Parks (Scotland) Act 2000

      43. Paragraph 42 - Housing (Scotland) Act 2001

      44. Paragraph 43 - Title Conditions (Scotland) Act 2003

      45. Paragraph 44 - Civil Partnership Act 2004

      46. Paragraph 45 - Stirling-Alloa-Kincardine Railway and Linked Improvements Act 2004

      47. Paragraph 46 - Tenements (Scotland) Act 2004

      48. Paragraph 47 - Edinburgh Tram (Line Two) Act 2006

      49. Paragraph 48 - Edinburgh Tram (Line One) Act 2006

      50. Paragraph 49 - Waverley Railway (Scotland) Act 2006

      51. Paragraph 50 - Companies Act 2006

      52. Paragraph 51 - Glasgow Airport Rail Link Act 2007

      53. Paragraph 52 - Bankruptcy and Diligence etc. (Scotland) Act 2007

      54. Paragraph 53 - Edinburgh Airport Rail Link Act 2007

      55. Paragraph 54 - Airdrie-Bathgate Railway and Linked Improvements Act 2007

      56. Paragraph 55 - Energy Act 2008

  6. Parliamentary History

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