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Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012

General provisions

Section 113: Interpretation

251.This section is self-explanatory.

Section 114: References to “registering” etc. in the Land Register of Scotland

252.This section is self-explanatory.

Section 115: Land Register rules

253.This section gives the Scottish Ministers power, in consultation with the Keeper to make rules in relation to the Land Register. The rules are to be made by regulations and subsection (1) sets out the range of matters that the rules may cover.

Section 116: Subordinate legislation

254.This section outlines the parliamentary procedures to which the powers for making subordinate legislation by order, regulations or rules under the Act are to be subject.

Section 117: Ancillary provision

255.This section is self-explanatory.

Section 118: Transitional provisions

256.This section is self-explanatory.

Section 119: Minor and consequential modifications

257.This section is self-explanatory.

Section 120: Saving provisions

258.This section contains saving provisions. Subsection (1) clarifies that the amendments made to the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973 as stated in the subsection do not strike at any a title acquired by prescription prior to the designated day.

259.Subsection (2) clarifies that section 28(1) of the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979 (“the 1979 Act”), is still applicable to the sections of the 1979 Act listed in the subsection. See paragraph 19 of Schedule 5 for minor and consequential amendments to the 1979 Act.

Section 121: Crown application

260.This section is self-explanatory.

Section 122: The designated day

261.This section gives the Scottish Ministers power by order to provide for the “designated day”. That day is to fall not less than 6 months after the order is made. The designated day is the day on which the main provisions of the Act, listed in section 123(2), will come into force.

Sections 123: Commencement

262.This section is self-explanatory.

Sections 124: Short title

263.This section is self-explanatory.

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