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SCHEDULE 7SOther measures in response to coronavirus

Electronic delivery of copy of deed to Registers of ScotlandS

11SThe Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 applies in accordance with the modification in paragraph 12.

12SSection 21 (application for registration of deed) has effect as if after subsection (4) there were inserted—

(5)For the purposes of this section, submission by electronic means of a copy of the deed is sufficient evidence of the original for the purposes of accepting an application for registration.

(6)But subsection (5) applies only where submission of the copy is by a means (and in a form) which is specified on the Keeper's website as being acceptable.

(7)In subsection (5), references to submission by electronic means are to submission—

(a)by means of an electronic communications network (for example as an attachment to an email), or

(b)by other means but in a form which requires the use of electronic apparatus by the recipient to render the thing delivered intelligible.

(8)In subsection (7)(a), “electronic communications network” has the meaning given by section 32 of the Communications Act 2003..

13SThe Land Registers (Scotland) Act 1868 applies in accordance with the modifications in paragraph 14.

14SSection 6A (writs transmitted electronically to Register of Sasines) has effect as if—

(a)in subsection (1), the words “which is an electronic document” were repealed,

(b)after subsection (5) there were inserted—

(6)For the purposes of this section, submission by electronic means of a copy of the writ is sufficient evidence of the original for the purposes of accepting an application.

(7)But subsection (6) applies only where submission of the copy is by a means (and in a form) which is specified on the Keeper's website as being acceptable.

(8)In subsection (6), references to submission by electronic means are to submission—

(a)by means of an electronic communications network (for example as an attachment to an email),

(b)by other means but in a form which requires the use of electronic apparatus by the recipient to render the thing delivered intelligible.

(9)In subsection (8)(a), “electronic communications network” has the meaning given by section 32 of the Communications Act 2003..