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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

Section 17: Shared plots

70.This section and the following three sections provide for a scheme to define common areas and give them standalone title sheets. These common areas, such as driveways, shared gardens, amenity areas and bin stores often currently appear in more than one title sheet, meaning that when viewing the cadastral map it is unclear who the owners of the area of land are.

71.Subsection (2) gives a power to the Keeper to make up a shared plot title sheet. There is no duty to do so.

72.Subsection (3) provides for the relationship between a “shared plot” and a “sharing plot”.

73.Subsection (5) makes special provision that, unless the deed provides otherwise, a deed affecting a sharing plot will similarly affect the relevant share in the shared plot. Subsection (4) makes this reference apply to all other documents (the most important of which is missives).

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