The statistics are presented as a snapshot of the Land Register as at 31 December 2022 without comparisons with previous years. Annual comparisons in terms of year-on-year changes in the statistics are not advised as changes may reflect a range of factors, including data quality improvements.
These factors include the Land Register being a live database, with changes occurring between annual snapshots, as well as the steady progression of completing the Land Register (registering titles for the first time in the Land Register) which means that titles are being added to the base data from the Sasines Register.
The address used is as given by the owner at the time of registration but it is possible that the owner has subsequently moved.
The statistics will include titles where an owner has remained located outwith Scotland after the title has been purchased and titles where an owner has subsequently located to Scotland after completion of the transaction.