Advance notices

Find out how to apply and submit an advance notice.

Advance notices are used when one person intends to grant a deed to another that will be registered in the Land Register of Scotland: for example, a transfer of ownership or a loan.

Access advance notices through our online services portal.

An advance notice doesn't freeze the land register, but a deed to which an advance notice relates will be given preference for a 35-day calendar period.

This means that, during the 35-day period, the deed is protected from the implications of:

  • another deed relating to the same land a granted to a third party that enters the register first
  • an inhibition or other document registered in the Register of Inhibitions during the 35-day period

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