Information for legal professionals

Published: 27 March 2020
Last updated: 13 January 2021

The latest position regarding the delivery of our services.

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

Non-digital documents

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

Register of Deeds


We can accept commissions for registration but we can't complete the full process under current restrictions.

This won't prevent a commission from taking effect. The deed itself will be available at a later stage when restrictions are eased.

You can send us a commission using the following methods:

Royal Mail PO Box

Register of Deeds
PO Box 24161
153 London Road

DX Exchange courier network

Registers of Scotland
DX 555401
Edinburgh 15

Temporarily suspended services

With our offices temporarily closed, we can’t currently accept paper applications onto our registers. The Register of Deeds in the Books of Council and Session is an exception as noted above.

Disrupted services

Covid-19 is causing some disruption to our services.

Ordering deeds

We are unable to source:

  • duplicate plans
  • Burgh Register deeds

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.

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