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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2002 No. 432 (C. 21)

LAND REGISTRATION

The Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (Commencement No. 16) Order 2002

Made

12th September 2002

The Scottish Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 30(2) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

Citation

1.  This Order may be cited as the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (Commencement No. 16) Order 2002.

Commencement of Provisions

2.  Sections 2(1) and (2) and 3(3) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 shall come into force on 1st April 2003 in the following areas, for the purpose of registration of writs:–

(a)the County of Banff;

(b)the County of Moray;

(c)the County of Ross and Cromarty;

(d)the County of Caithness;

(e)the County of Sutherland; and

(f)the Counties of Orkney and Zetland.

JAMES WALLACE

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

12th September 2002

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force on 1st April 2003 in the areas of the Counties of Banff; Moray, Ross and Cromarty; Caithness; Sutherland; and Orkney and Zetland, sections 2(1) and (2) and 3(3) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979. Section 2(1) and (2) provides for the circumstances in which an interest in land shall be registerable and section 3(3) provides that certain persons are to obtain a real right only by registration.

Note as to Earlier Commencement Orders

(This note is not part of the Order)

Sections 2(1) and (2) and 3(3) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 have been brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order in relation to the following areas–

Registration AreasDate of CommencementS.I. No.
Renfrew06/04/19811980/1412
Dumbarton04/10/19821982/520
Lanark03/01/19841983/745
Glasgow30/09/19851985/501
Clackmannan01/10/19921992/815
Stirling01/04/19931992/2060
West Lothian01/10/19931993/922
Fife01/04/19951994/2588
Aberdeen, Kincardine01/04/19961995/2547
Ayr, Dumfries, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, Wigtown01/04/19971996/2490
Perth, Angus, Kinross01/04/19991998/1810
Berwick, East Lothian, Roxburgh, Selkirk, Peebles01/10/19991998/2980
Argyll, Bute01/04/2000S.S.I. 1999/111
Midlothian01/04/2001S.S.I. 2000/338
Inverness, Nairn01/04/2002S.S.I. 2001/309

S.I. 1980/1412 also brought into force on 6th April 1981 all the other provisions of the Act, except those which, under section 30(2) of the Act, came into operation on the passing of the Act.

(1)

1979 c. 33. The functions of the Secretary of State were transferred to the Scottish Ministers by virtue of section 53 of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46).

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