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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 96: Where requirement for writing satisfied by electronic document

214.This section makes changes to section 1 of the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 (the 1995 Act). Subsection (2) makes textual adjustments to section 1 of the 1995 Act to ensure that where a document is required to be in writing (and many documents do not require to be in writing), the form of that document can be either as a traditional document (for example on paper) or an electronic document (as long as it is a document capable of being electronic and is in the form specified in regulations).

215.Subsection (2)(a)(iv) provides that agreements under section 66 of the Act (about shifting boundaries of subjects bounded by a water boundary) must be in writing.

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