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We have not changed our statutory fees since 2011 and in due course we hope this action will be superseded by a full fee review including 12 weeks public consultation and affirmative procedure in the Scottish Parliament.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|
|Additional extract or plain copy||10||20|
Chancery and judicial registers
|Register||Product/Service||Current fee (£)||From 5 October (£)|
Register of Inhibitions
For each document
Register of Deeds and Probative Writs in the Books of Council and Session
For each document (including first extract)
|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|