Closure of the sasine register to standard securities

On 1 April 2016 the General Register of Sasines was closed to new standard securities. Anyone owning property in the sasine register over which a new standard security is granted must submit a voluntary registration application for that property in the land register.

One of the key policy objectives of the 2012 Act was to provide a scheme for the completion of the land register and closing the sasine register to new standard securities is a step towards this goal. A completed land register brings many benefits, for instance simpler conveyancing and more complete information about land ownership.


Read our guidance, including information on fees and rejections, on Standard securities and the sasine register.