Changes to some of our statutory fees

Published: 11 June 2020

As part of our review process, we have taken the decision to increase some of our statutory fees.

The Registers of Scotland (Fees) Order 2014 sets out the charges for our products and services. As of Monday 5 October 2020, the fees charged in parts 1 – 4 of the Order will increase by £10. This includes charges in relation to the following registers.

  • The Land Register
  • The Register of Sasines
  • The Chancery and Judicial Registers

Parts 5 – 7 of the Order will remain unchanged in October. This includes:

  • The Crofting Register
  • The Register of Community Interests in Land
  • Searching and copy services
  • Rejection fees

The change will be made using the provisions set out at section 4 of the Order which authorises the Keeper to vary fees by up to £10 for a maximum period of two years.

We have not changed our statutory fees since 2011 and in due course we hope this action will be superseded by a full fee review including 12 weeks public consultation and affirmative procedure in the Scottish Parliament. The potential for undertaking a full fee review was highlighted in our 2020-2025 Corporate plan, but this is a decision for Scottish Ministers to make.

Registers of Scotland has also considered if it would be appropriate to change any of its non-statutory fees at the same time as this statutory fee change and a separate announcement on this aspect is being made.

If customers have any questions relating to the changes to any of our fees, please speak to your Customer Relationship Manager, or our dedicated Customer Service team on 0800 169 9391.

Fee review June 2020

Consideration paid or value (£) Current fee (£) From 5 October (£) Voluntary registration (£) From 5 October (£)
0 - 50,000 60 70 45 52.50
50,001 - 100,000 120 130 90 97.50
100,001 - 150,000 240 250 180 187.50
150,001 - 200,000 360 370 270 277.50
200,001 - 300,000 480 490 360 367.50
300,001 - 500,000 600 610 450 457.50
500,001 - 700,000 720 730 540 547.50
700,001 - 1,000,000 840 850 630 637.50
1,000,001 - 2,000,000 1,000 1,010 750 757.50
2,000,001 - 3,000,000 3,000 3,010 2,250 2,257.50
3,000,001 - 5,000,000 5,000 5,010 3,750 3,757.50
5,000,001 or more 7,500 7,510 5,625 5,632.50
Product Current fee (£) From 5 October (£)
Digital discharge service 50 60
Heritable Securities and other deeds 60 70
Advance notice 10 20
Additional extract or plain copy 10 20

Chancery and judicial registers

RegisterProduct/Service Current fee (£) From 5 October (£)

Register of Inhibitions

For each document

£15 £25

Register of Deeds and Probative Writs in the Books of Council and Session

For each document (including first extract)

£10 £20
Register of Protests For each document (including first extract) £10 £20
Register of Judgments For each document (including first extract) £10 £20
Register of the Great Seal For a charter of incorporation £250 £260
  For a Commission £630 £640
Register of the Cachet Seal For each impression £30 £40
Register of the Quarter Seal For each gift of ultimus haeres or bona vacantia £130 £140
All When a document is being registered, an additional extract or plain copy requested at the date of the application for registration £10 plus VAT £20 plus VAT
None For each certificate issued under the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 £30 £40

Media contact

Andy Richardson
PR manager
andy.richardson@ros.gov.uk
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