What you can and cannot conclude

These statistics are a snapshot of the Land Register as at 31 December 2021 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
  • the Land Register being a live database, with changes occurring between annual snapshots
  • 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 both titles where the owner has remained located outwith Scotland after the title has been purchased and titles where the owner has subsequently located to Scotland after completion of the transaction.


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