Title deed document return

Published: 20 November 2018

We issued a message in our autumn newsletter about upcoming changes to our document returns procedures.

From 20 November 2018, Registers of Scotland will scan applications relating to all deeds types over a registered plot upon receipt and post back to the submitting solicitor within 24 hours.

This is a change to previous processes and by returning the documents, this does not mean that the deed has been registered. You should not destroy these documents until we have notified you by email when the deed is registered.

Applications that have a dual registration element are not at this stage included in this new process, therefore these applications submitted will be retained by the Registrars and returned when they are processed.

We recognise that this change may require you to alter your internal processes. To help with this transition, in the initial five week period, we will include notification slips printed on orange paper with the returned documents to alert you that these are returned and not yet registered.

If you have any further questions, please email the Customer Relationship Team.