Keeper-induced registration (KIR) transfers the title to a property from the sasine register to the land register.
If you’re transacting in an area where KIR is taking place, you should undertake the usual searches before you submit:
- advance notices
- plans reports
- legal reports
- applications for first registration
If we receive an advance notice, plans report or application for first registration while a KIR transfer is pending, we’ll halt the KIR process to allow the transaction to continue as planned. A legal report will disclose the KIR.
A note disclosing the newly created land register title number will appear on the relevant search sheet in the same way as a note would be placed during the processing of a first registration application.
Querying errors in a KIR registration
If you think we’ve made a mistake about the extent of a property, you can use our notification of inaccuracy form to request rectification of the register. We don’t charge a fee for this type of request.
Notify us of an inaccuracy (PDF, 390KB)
A new land register title created by KIR will reflect information on the sasine register. We can’t take account of any off-register events.
However, we’ll rectify the land register where:
- there are multiple proprietors in the title sheet with a survivorship destination, and one has died, and
- that survivorship destination has not been evacuated, and
- we have satisfactory evidence to this effect
Read further guidance on rectification.
Requesting a plans report on a KIR-registered title
If you request a plans report over an unregistered plot that has been registered under KIR powers, we will supply a level 3 plans report over the registered KIR title instead.
First registration applications on a KIR-registered title
A legal report submitted over an unregistered subject will disclosed the KIR title number, allowing any new application to be presented as dealing or transfer of part.
If you submit a first registration application on a plot where KIR has operated, we’ll convert the first registration application to a dealing, provided that it passes the intake stage. Those checks will include consideration of our current policy regarding title numbers in writs.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.