Pre-Registration — Submitting an Enquiry
Advice for Solicitors
Some Do's and Don't's to enable you to make the best use of the service.
- Do check our Frequently Asked Questions – the answer to your questions may be there.
- Do put your enquiry in writing – we can no longer deal with telephone enquires.
- Do give as much information as possible including sufficient details to enable identification of the property – if further information is uncovered during the registration process it may result in the advice in the response being repudiated.
- Do remember that the service exists to deal with specific problems relating to an application in the process of preparation - it does not deal with hypothetical or general queries or queries where a registration application will not be made for some time.
- Do check the Keeper's policy where appropriate. The Keeper will only depart from stated policy in exceptional circumstances.
- Do make the enquiry as early as possible.
- Do tell us the date of settlement and we will endeavour to supply an answer for this if possible.
- Do tell us whether there is any dispute of which you are aware. The Keeper cannot adjudicate in any dispute and partial advice.
- Do not ask Pre-Registration to revise deeds – the content and drafting must be your responsibility – we can only advise on the point you wish clarified.
- Do not ask if an a non domino application is acceptable. Pre-Registration can assist with what evidence may be appropriate in the particular circumstances but the decision on whether an application is acceptable will be made at the time application is considered.
- Do not ask whether a voluntary registration will be accepted. Requests for voluntary registration should instead be e-mailed to VoluntaryRegistrations@ros.gov.uk or made in writing to the Voluntary Registration Team, Registers of Scotland, Meadowbank House, 153 London Road, Edinburgh EH8 7AU. A copy of the deed(s) defining the extent of the subjects you are seeking to voluntary register should be included along with a valuation of the subjects.