Digital transformation - next steps

The introduction of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (the 2012 Act) laid the foundations for conveyancing and land registration in Scotland to move out of the paper world and into the digital world. Much has already been achieved but the next steps in the journey will require changes to be made to the land register rules, using the regulation-making powers provided for that purpose in the 2012 Act.  This consultation focuses on these changes and is in two parts.  Part one sets out proposals for the introduction of new digital services in the Land Register; and part two sets out proposals for some consequential changes and other improvements to the land registration application form to support digital submission.

Comments on the proposals set out in this consultation are invited by 22 February 2017, with a view to new regulations coming into force (subject to the approval of Parliament) later in 2017.

Further information and submitting your response

Responses to the consultation can be submitted directly online using the Scottish Government consultation hub or by completing the word template and respondent information form and emailing your responses to .

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Full consultation document (pdf)