Keeper-induced Registration (KIR) allows us to move property titles from the General Register of Sasines onto the Land Register of Scotland without an application from the owner.
A land register title provides a comprehensive, reliable and accessible record of property rights and will make future transactions easier, cheaper and faster. Introduced by the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012, KIR is one of the tools we’re using to move Scotland to a single land and property register.
In November 2016 we introduced KIR for publicly and privately owned properties in urban, residential areas where we've gathered large amounts of data on the common rights and burdens contained in property titles. In January 2019 we paused KIR for privately owned properties.
KIR is now active in the following counties:
- East Lothian
- West Lothian
To see affected postcodes within these areas, download the latest KIR active postcodes list (PDF file, 5MB).
KIR may not apply to all properties in each postcode area. You should conduct the usual searches of the property registers when transacting or otherwise dealing with property in a KIR area.
You can find out whether a specific property appears on the land register for free.
Many publicly owned residential addresses and adjoining areas belong to the same local authority owner. In these cases, we’re registering several addresses within the same title.
Land register titles created by KIR are notified in the A section of the title sheet, but are no different from any other land register title. This will inform anyone transacting with that title how that property was registered, enabling them to decide what level of title examination is appropriate. The note will be removed on the next sale or transfer of the property.