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The Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (Incidental, Consequential and Transitional) Order 2014

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1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (Incidental, Consequential and Transitional) Order 2014.

(2) It comes into force on 8th December 2014.

(3) In this Order, “the Land Registration Act” means the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012.

Primary legislation

Amendment of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 and consequential repeal

2.—(1) In Schedule 1 to the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973(1) (obligations which, notwithstanding paragraph 1 of the Schedule, are not affected by prescriptive periods of 5 years under section 6 of that Act), in paragraph 2(e), for “to (aca)”(2) substitute “to (ae)”.

(2) In paragraph 18 of schedule 5 to the Land Registration Act (minor and consequential modification of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973)—

(a)in sub-paragraph (6), for “sub-paragraph (ac)” substitute “sub-paragraph (aca)”; and

(b)sub-paragraph (7)(a) is repealed.

Amendment of the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995

3.  In the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995(3), in section 1 (writing required for certain contracts, obligations, trusts, conveyances and wills), subsections (2A) and (2B) are repealed.

Land Registration Act - advance notices for deeds in relation to registered leases

4.  The application of Part 4 of the Land Registration Act is modified in relation to registered leases by the insertion in section 57(4)(a)(application for advance notice) after “relates to”, of “a registered lease or”(4).

Land Registration Act - shared and sharing leases

5.  In schedule 1 to the Land Registration Act (registered leases tenanted in common)—

(a)in paragraph 7(b), for “that” substitute “the shared lease”; and

(b)in paragraph 7(c), for “the shared lease title sheet” substitute “that title sheet”.

Land Registration Act – transitional provisions

6.  In schedule 4 (transitional provisions) of the Land Registration Act, after paragraph 11 insert—

Common areas: Sasine arrangements

11A.  For the period beginning with the designated day and ending with the day before the date prescribed by an order under section 48(3)—

(a)section 7(1)(b) applies only to shares of proprietors whose right is registered,

(b)in the case of ownership in common, section 8(1) applies only to heritable securities granted by a proprietor whose right is registered,

(c)section 17(3)(b) applies to such of the plots of land mentioned in section 17(1)(a) as are registered,

(d)section 27(2) applies also to a person whose right in the plot is registered only as proprietor of a share in the plot, and

(e)section 48(1)(d) applies as if a registered plot of land means a registered share of a plot of land owned in common.

Assignation of registered leases: Sasine arrangements

11B.  For the period beginning with the designated day and ending with the day before the date prescribed by an order under section 48(3), for an application under section 21(1) to register an assignation of a registered lease where the subjects of the lease consist of or form part of an unregistered plot of land, the conditions in section 26 apply with the effect that—

(a)in subsection (1)(b), “plot of land” is to be read as “lease”,

(b)in subsection (1)(c), “title sheet” is to be read as “lease title sheet”,

(c)subsections (1)(d), (3), (4) and (5) do not apply, and

(d)in subsection (2), “plot” in both places it occurs is to be read as “lease”..

Secondary legislation

Amendment of the Register of Sasines (Application Procedure) Rules 2004

7.—(1) The Register of Sasines (Application Procedure) Rules 2004(5)are amended as follows.

(2) For rule 2 (application form) substitute—

2.  An application for the recording in the Register of Sasines of—

(a)a deed is made on the form set out in Part 1;

(b)an advance notice is made on the form set out in Part 2; and

(c)a discharge of an advance notice is made on the form set out in Part 3,

of the Schedule..

(3) In rule 5 (information as regards recording fee), for “deed under section 25 of the Land Registers (Scotland) Act 1868(6)” substitute “deed, advance notice or discharge of an advance notice under section 110 of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012”.

(4) In rule 6 (acceptance of a deed for recording), on both occasions after “deed” occurs, insert “, advance notice or discharge of an advance notice”.

(5) In the Schedule(7)—

(a)before the form set out, insert “Part 1”;

(b)after that form, insert the forms set out in the Schedule to these Regulations; and

(c)the heading to the Schedule becomes “Form of application for recording a deed, advance notice or discharge of advance notice in the Register of Sasines”.

Amendment of the Crofting Register (Transfer of Ownership) (Scotland) Regulations 2012

8.—(1) The Crofting Register (Transfer of Ownership) (Scotland) Regulations 2012(8)are amended as follows.

(2) In regulation 2 (transfer of ownership of owner–occupied croft)—

(a)for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)on the registration in the Land Register of Scotland of a deed transferring—

(i)an unregistered; or

(ii)a registered,

plot of land on which the croft is situated;; and

(b)omit paragraph (b).

(3) In regulation 3 (transfer of ownership of land on which croft or common grazing is situated)—

(a)for paragraph (a) substitute—

(a)on the registration in the Land Register of Scotland of a deed transferring—

(i)an unregistered; or

(ii)a registered,

plot of land on which the croft or common grazing is situated;; and

(b)omit paragraph (b).

FERGUS EWING

Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

26th June 2014

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