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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 7: The proprietorship section of the title sheet

40.This section of the title sheet sets out who owns the property described in the property section and their respective shares (for common ownership). This section is commonly known as the “B section”.

41.For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), the “designation” of the proprietor is defined in section 113(1).

42.Subsection (2) provides for exceptions to these requirements in the case of shared plot and shared lease area title sheets (see section 17 and schedule 1), and for title sheets which show areas in common that were already included in two or more title sheets before the designated day. Also relevant to the effect of subsection (2) is:

  • where the title sheet is a shared plot or shared lease area title sheet, the plot numbers of the sharing plot are to be entered to make the link; the quantum of the shares (i.e. the share of the whole) in the shared plots must be entered (see section 18(2)(a) and paragraph 7(a) of schedule 1);

  • for title sheets created before the commencement of the Act, where (1) common areas were entered on more than one title sheet and the Keeper makes a shared plot or shared lease area title sheet, and (2) the quantum of shares were not entered on the existing title sheets, the respective shares of the common owner do not have to be entered on the new shared plot or shared lease area title sheet (see paragraph 9 of schedule 4); and

  • where the title sheet is for a flat in a tenement or other single flatted building and the Keeper has mapped the tenement (or flatted building) as provided for in section 16, the Keeper need not enter the respective shares (such as the common close).

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