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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 16: Tenements and other flatted buildings

67.Titles to tenement flats are particularly difficult to map. Typically, tenement properties are conveyed by reference to a verbal description of the individual flat. They are seldom mapped. Subsection (1) allows the Keeper to continue to use the approach of depicting a tenement as a site of single extent on the cadastral map. The power is also extended to single-storey buildings with internal divisions, where the same issue applies. In practice, this means the cadastral unit for each plot of land in the tenement is the whole tenement (although each flat will have its own title sheet).

68.Subsection (2)(b) makes provision for how pertinents of the flats in tenements are to be treated.

69.Subsection (3) creates a rule that disapplies subsections (1) and (2) in respect of land pertaining to the tenement or flatted building that is further than 25 metres from the "flatted building" as defined in subsection (4). Where a shared pertinent is not further than 25 metres from the tenement building, the Keeper is allowed to include the pertinent in the site of single extent. Where a shared pertinent extends further than 25 metres from the tenement building, a shared plot title sheet will require to be created for the pertinent (see section 17). Where a pertinent is an exclusive pertinent to one flat in the tenement, that pertinent will be able to be included as a discontiguous site on the cadastral map with the same cadastral unit as the tenement building whether or not it extends beyond 25 metres from the building.

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