FOI Release: a non domino applications

Published: 23 April 2024
Freedom of information class: How we deliver functions and services

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

FOI reference: CW-2024-181
Date received: 08 April 2024
Date responded: 23 April 2024

Information requested:

Updated figures in relation to our a non domino applications, previously published on our website under CW-2022-070, including the years 2022 and 2023.


Updated figures below. These figures also include applications received up to 8 April 2024:

Year Number of titles with Section 44 (1) notes
2015 5
2016 12
2017 14
2018 22
2019 13
2020 4
2021 6
2022 9
2023 7
2024 2

The figures quoted above differ to those published under CW-2022-070. The only way to ascertain if an application is on behalf of a prescriptive claimant is via the application form, and we are unable to run reports based on application forms.

Section 44(1) of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 provides that upon accepting a prescriptive claimant application the Keeper must mark any resulting entry as provisional. These types of application can therefore be identified by locating registered titles with a section 44(1) provisional note.

Once registration of a prescriptive claimant application is complete, that application is added to the tally for the year in which the application was presented for registration, not the year that the application was completed.

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