Register of Inhibitions

The Register of Inhibitions notifies the public about individuals who can’t competently enter into property transactions.

The register contains details of:

  • inhibitions, which prohibit a debtor from selling or burdening their property
  • sequestrations, or bankruptcies

The register is searched by solicitors, conveyancers and sometimes members of the public as part of the conveyancing process.


There’s no application form for registering a deed in the Register of Inhibitions. You can simply send us a covering letter along with the document you want us to register. We will register the document, retain a copy and return the original to you.

The fee for registering a document in this register is £15. This is a post-payment service, which means we’ll send you an invoice when we return your original document after we've completed registration.

Post a deed to:

Registers of Scotland
Meadowbank House
153 London Road

Our DX address is: DX 555400 Edin 15

We suggest you use secure mail services when submitting documents for registration via post.


If you have a business user login, you can search the register using ScotLIS.

If you don’t have a ScotLIS login, contact us to request a search of the Register of Inhibitions. We’ll send you a list of names on the register that either fully or partially match your search criteria. You can order a copy of any deed from this list.

A search in the Register of Inhibitions covers a five-year period. If you need to search over a longer period, we’ll have to do more than one search.


A search for up to six names: £20 + VAT.

A copy of a deed in the Register of Inhibitions: £16 + VAT.

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