Information for legal professionals

Published: 27 March 2020
Last updated: 31 July 2020

The latest position regarding the delivery of our services.

Scottish Government advice states that from 29 June, all home moves are permitted, provided they can be carried out safely.

Digital submissions

Emergency coronavirus legislation is in place that allows us to accept digital submissions.

Land register

Sasine register

Advance notices

Register of Inhibitions and Register of Judgments

Invoices are issued after registration. Payment is by BACS or post-paid direct debit.


Register of Deeds


Temporarily suspended services

With our offices temporarily closed, we can’t currently accept paper applications onto our registers.


Disrupted services

Covid-19 is causing some disruption to our services.

Ordering deeds

We are no longer able to source:

  • Extracts from any register
  • Duplicate plans
  • Burgh Register deeds

Extract orders will be placed on hold and processed when this service becomes available again.

We hold digitised sasine deeds from the mid-1870s and all copy deeds should continue to be ordered via our website.

For larger orders you can email customer services.


Emergency legislation

Coronavirus (Scotland) (No2) Act 2020

The Coronavirus (Scotland) (No2) Act 2020 came into force on 27 May.

The legislation ensures writs or documents which fall to be recorded in the Register of Inhibitions or the Register of Judgments, and are not already covered by Schedule 4 of the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, will be covered to allow electronic submissions for registration.

Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020 came into force on 7 April.

The act gives the keeper power to accept electronic copies of paper deeds for registration on the land register and recording on the sasine register.


Application record closure

To keep our staff and customers safe, our offices closed on Tuesday 24 March.

Much of our work can be delivered remotely. But some processes, such as scanning and elements of intake, still need to be delivered on site.

This meant it was necessary for us to suspend the application record until further notice.

Closing the application record means we are temporarily unable to accept paper applications onto our registers.

The keeper is consulting closely with the Law Society of Scotland on the date for the application record to be reopened.


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