RCI is a RoS register, required by law, that was launched on 1 April 2022. It is free to submit and free to search.
RCI shows who controls the decisions of owners or tenants (for more than 20 years) of land and property in Scotland, where this information may not be publicly transparent elsewhere.
In trying to find out information about land, it may not be clear who makes the decisions about land and property. The land register and the sasines register may not show this information. This can make contacting the correct people difficult.
If someone wanted to contact an owner or tenant about a piece of land, they could try to find this information from the land register or sasines register.
This will give details of the owner or tenant of the land but not details of who can significantly influence or control their decisions about that land.
RCI will help by showing those that influence or make decisions about land and property and their contact address.
Scottish Ministers propose to extend the RCI deadline by one year. Subject to the Scottish Parliament’s approval, the time period given to make submissions before offence provisions would have effect will change from 1 April 2023 to 1 April 2024. If you have questions about how this relates to making a submission to the register visit our RCI guidance.
Our online support tool will help provide you with an indication as to whether or not you are in scope of RCI as a recorded person.
Access the RCI online support tool.
You can create an account with RCI and update entries on the RCI service.
Before accessing RCI, it is important to check the essential reading, which gives more guidance on:
- who should register and who is exempt
- information needed to create an entry
- how to update an RCI entry
The below webinar provides more information about RCI. A subtitle option is available. If you require this video in another format, contact us with your preferences.
Timeline for RCI
Responsibility for RCI
The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS) is responsible for establishing and maintaining RCI as a legal register.
This includes making sure the information supplied is entered into the register according to the regulations.
More information is available about RoS and our responsibilities.
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