RoS Glossary

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sasine register

a short name for the General Register of Sasines

Scottish Statutory Instrument

subordinate legislation made by ministers using powers delegated by the Scottish Parliament and, in most cases, subject also to the approval of the Scottish Parliament by affirmative or negative procedure


a subordinate real right in favour of one property over a neighbouring property, such as a servitude of way (ie a right of way)


abbreviation of Scottish Statutory Instrument

standard security

a security over land - in non-legal terms, a mortgage


a catch-all word typically used to describe land or property. This word will appear in a title sheet governed by the Land Registration (Scotland) Act 1979, or in a deed in which property is transacted with. For example, in a disposition, "the subjects conveyed..." means "the land or property conveyed..."