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Main findings

A reference to outwith UK means those titles where the owner’s address at the time of registration, is not located in the UK.

A reference to UK ownership outwith Scotland means those titles where the owner address supplied at time of registration is in England, Wales or Northern Ireland.

For land and property titles in the Land Register of Scotland as at 31 December 2021:

Location of owner addresses:

93.1% Scotland; 5.2% UK outwith Scotland; 1.5% outwith UK

Owner addresses outwith UK:

  • Type of owner: 84% individuals; 11.6% limited companies; 2.8% trustees, limited partnerships etc; and 1.6% had a combination of owner types
  • Type of ownership: 90.5% ownership; 9.4% long-term lease
  • Type of land and property: 77% residential; 10% other; 8.1% commercial; 4.0% land; 0.4% agriculture; and 0.2% forestry
  • Location of land and property titles in Scotland:
    • 31% in City of Edinburgh or Glasgow City
    • 80% in urban areas of Scotland; 20% in rural areas of Scotland
  • Location of owner addresses (top 3): 10.9% United States of America; 7.8% Hong Kong; and 6.6% United Arab Emirates
  • Land Area of titles: represented 3.1% of Scotland’s land area

UK owner addresses outwith Scotland:

  • Location of land and property titles in Scotland:
    • 21% in City of Edinburgh or Glasgow City
    • 66% in urban areas of Scotland; 34% in rural areas of Scotland
  • Location of owner addresses (top 3): 25% London; 15% South East of England; 11% North West of England
  • Land Area of titles: represented 13.8% of Scotland’s land area

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