Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land


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.

For example:

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.

RCI registration opened on 1 April 2022. There is a one-year period to register from this date until 1 April 2023. The regulations place the duty on the owner or tenant to make an accurate entry to RCI and to provide all the required information.

Offence provisions in the regulations will apply following this period.

Accessing RCI

You can create an account with RCI and update entries on the RCI service.

Support

Before accessing RCI, it is important to check the essential reading, which gives more guidance on:

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

2016 Land reform act introduced.2020 – 2021 RCI regulations introduced and passed. 1 April 2022 RCI open for registrations. 1 April 2023 Grace period ends, penalties become applicable for non-compliance.

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.

Find out more

Find out more about RCI by reading the:


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