FOI release: 2022 Rejections

Published: 17 November 2022
Freedom of information class: How we're performing

Information request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)


Ref: CW-2022-289

Date received: 04/08/2022

Date responded: 31/08/2022

Information requested

In relation to information on the RoS stats page about rejections in June 2022.

1. Provide a breakdown of these 96 rejections by year of application?

2. Advise how many similar Land Register rejections there have been since 1st January 2022 with a breakdown by year of application


1. A breakdown of the June rejections are below.

June 2022

 No. Rejections over 3m+
Total 96

Of these 96 rejections, there have been 13 re-submissions under the same title number (13.5%). Of these 13 applications, 5 have been completed (5.2%).

For applications that have been with us for more than 3 months, these are reviewed by our senior registration officers to ensure that there is no other option but to reject the application. The main reason for rejections are:

  • Withdrawn at agent’s request
  • Not capable of being registered

The small number of cases that this does happen, we contact the customer to inform them. Once the issue has been resolved on re-submission, we arrange for the application to be expedited to ensure that their application is processed as quickly as possible.

Jan - Jun 2022

  No. Rejections over 3m+
2017 7
2018 38
2019 51
2020 85
2021 269
2022 52
Total 502