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The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 (Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land) Regulations 2021

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 Introduction

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART 2 Register of persons holding a controlled interest in land

    1. Establishment and contents

      1. 3.Register of persons holding a controlled interest in land

      2. 4.Making of entries in the RCI

      3. 5.Amendment of the RCI

      4. 6.Timing of amending an entry

      5. 7.Associates – unique reference numbers

      6. 8.Protection of the RCI

    2. Access to the RCI

      1. 9.Access to the RCI

  4. PART 3 Duties to provide information

    1. Information to be provided by persons who own or tenant land subject to the control of another

      1. 10.Duty to notify of controlled interest and associates

      2. 11.Required details of an associate

      3. 12.Information about events affecting the RCI

      4. 13.Notification of associates about registration

    2. Information associates must provide

      1. 14.Associate’s duty to notify of association

      2. 15.Duty of associate to provide information upon request

    3. Security declaration

      1. 16.Security declaration

      2. 17.Revocation of security declarations

      3. 18.Appeals against decisions about security declarations

  5. PART 4 Miscellaneous

    1. Referrals

      1. 19.Referrals

    2. Offences

      1. 20.Offence of giving false or misleading information

      2. 21.Defence to false or misleading information offences

      3. 22.Individual culpability where organisation commits offence

    3. Other

      1. 23.Notification of Keeper on event of death, winding up or dissolution

      2. 24.Specified forms

      3. 25.Provision of information by the Keeper to Scottish Ministers

  6. PART 5 Application and transitional provisions

    1. 26.Application of these Regulations

  7. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Persons who have significant influence or control over another

      1. PART 1 Contractual or other arrangements with an individual

        1. 1.Application

        2. 2.Exceptions

      2. PART 2 Partnerships

        1. 3.Application

        2. 4.Exceptions

        3. 5.Interpretation of Part 2

      3. PART 3 Trusts

        1. 6.Application

        2. 7.Exceptions

        3. 8.Interpretation of this Part

      4. PART 4 Unincorporated bodies

        1. 9.Application

        2. 10.Exceptions

        3. 11.Interpretation of Part 4

      5. PART 5 Overseas entities

        1. 12.Application

        2. 13.Exceptions

        3. 14.Interpretation of Part 5

        4. 15.Examples of significant influence and control include, in particular, where—...

        5. 16.“Legal entity” means a body corporate, partnership or an unincorporated...

        6. 17.“Overseas entity” means a legal entity, other than a person...

        7. 18.(1) For the purposes of paragraphs 19 and 23, “arrangement”...

        8. 19.(1) If rights held by a person or rights held...

        9. 20.(1) A reference to the voting rights in an overseas...

        10. 21.(1) A reference to a power to appoint or remove...

        11. 22.(1) A person holds a right “indirectly” if the person...

        12. 23.(1) Where a person controls a right, the right is...

        13. 24.(1) Rights that are exercisable only in certain circumstances are...

        14. 25.(1) An individual does not meet a condition mentioned in...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      List of persons subject to other transparency regimes

      1. 1.Charitable incorporated associations

      2. 2.Companies and other bodies corporate

      3. 3.Public authorities

      4. 4.Partnerships other than general partnerships

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Evidence to support security declarations

      1. 1.Orders and interdicts

      2. 2.Attestations

  8. Explanatory Note

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