How KIR works

The Keeper-induced Registration process transfers the title to a property from the sasine register to the land register.

This results in the creation of a unique title sheet for each property. Each title sheet will contain a plan of the property and details about rights and burdens that affect it.

If you’re transacting in an area where KIR is taking place, you should undertake the usual searches before you submit:

  • advance notices
  • plans reports
  • legal reports
  • applications for first registration

If we receive an advance notice, plans report or application for first registration while a KIR transfer is pending, we’ll halt the KIR process to allow the transaction to continue as planned. A legal report will disclose the KIR.

A note disclosing the newly created land register title number will appear on the relevant search sheet in the same way as a note would be placed during the processing of a first registration application.

Querying errors in a KIR registration

If you think we’ve made a mistake about the extent of a property, you can use our notification of inaccuracy form to request rectification of the register. We don’t charge a fee for this type of request.

Notify us of an inaccuracy [PDF, 390KB].

Off-register events

A new land register title created by KIR will reflect information on the sasine register. We can’t take account of any off-register events.

However, we’ll rectify the land register where:

  • there are multiple proprietors in the title sheet with a survivorship destination, and one has died, and
  • that survivorship destination has not been evacuated, and
  • we have satisfactory evidence to this effect

Read further guidance on rectification.

Requesting a plans report on a KIR-registered title

If you request a plans report over an unregistered plot that has been registered under KIR powers, we will supply a level 3 plans report over the registered KIR title instead.

First registration applications on a KIR-registered title

A legal report submitted over an unregistered subject will disclosed the KIR title number, allowing any new application to be presented as dealing or transfer of part.

If you submit a first registration application on a plot where KIR has operated, we’ll convert the first registration application to a dealing, provided that it passes the intake stage. Those checks will include consideration of our current policy regarding title numbers in writs.

Contact

For more information, email kir@ros.gov.uk.

Further information