Order deeds


You can order copies of deeds from our registers.

You can order individual deeds which are referenced in:

Not all deeds are registered with us and some are held at the National Records of Scotland.

You can also order deeds that have been registered with us in the Register of Deeds for safe keeping such as:

  • wills
  • leases
  • minutes of agreement

Find out how you can order a copy of a will.

Granter and grantee

Our deed request form will ask you to provide the names of the granter and grantee.

If you're selling your property you would be the granter of the deed. The person buying your property would be the grantee.

If you are looking for a Will then the granter is the person who made the Will.

Another common example would be a mortgage over your property. In this case you would be the granter and the bank would be the grantee.

For the sasine register, the granter and grantee along with a date of recording are the minimum requirements for the copy deeds service.

For a land registered deed, we require the title number, granter and grantee along with the date of registration.

If you do not hold this information a search will be required. This will be at an enhanced fee of £30 plus VAT.

Land register deeds

To order an individual deed from the land register:

  1. Check if the property or land is on the land register
  2. Fill out deed request form

Sasine register deeds

To order an individual deed from the sasine register:

  1. Check if the property or land is on the land register
  2. Fill out deed request form

Register of Deeds

For documents on the Register of Deeds you'll need the document type as well as the granter and grantee name.

If you don’t know the date of recording, we will use the information provided to search the register for you.

We charge £25 + VAT to carry out a search and provide you with the results.

You can order any document from these results for an additional fee.

If the deed you're looking for has not been registered, we will send confirmation of this via a printout from the register for a fee of £25 + VAT.

Fill out deed request form

Extracts and certified copies

If you need a copy of a title sheet or deed for court purposes you will need an extract or certified copy.

Extracts and certified copies carry the evidential status necessary for court purposes:

  • you can order an extract of a registered deed
  • you can order a certified copy of a deed undergoing registration

Extracts and certified copies are currently sent by post and are not available digitally. In the near future we will be able to send the majority of these digitally by default.

You can order an extract on the deed request form.

Business users

If you have a business user login, you can search the sasine register and the Register of Deeds.

Deeds held at National Records of Scotland

The following documents are held at the National Records of Scotland (NRS) only.

  • Sasine – extracts of deeds prior to 1 September 2006
  • Burgh, Particular and General Registers - extracts and plain copy deeds of any dates
  • Books of Council & Session – extracts and plain copy deeds dated prior to 1 September 2006
  • Register of Inhibitions – plain copy and certified copy deeds dated prior to 1 October 2006
  • Duplicate Plans

Registers of Scotland do not have access to these images.

Orders for any deeds which fall into these categories must be ordered directly with the NRS.

You should contact NRS directly if you have any questions or would like an update on the progress of an order you already have with them.

Fees

Document Plain copy Extract / Certified copy
Individual deed £25 + VAT £35 + VAT

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