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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-12568: Alex Cole-Hamilton (Edinburgh Western)

Scottish Liberal Democrats

Date lodged: 9 November 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what its response is to reports that around 300,000 property title owners have not been notified regarding changes to their deeds following the Registers of Scotland's Post Accuracy Improvement Programme, and what plans it has to notify in writing all title holders affected by the changes.

Answered by: Keith Brown 22 November 2017

The Keeper of the Registers of Scotland is under a statutory duty to maintain a cadastral map of Scotland. This map shows the legal boundaries of all property registered in the land register. The cadastral map uses the ordnance survey map of Scotland as the base map on which it shows the legal boundaries. That base map is regularly updated by Ordnance Survey in relation to physical changes on the ground. These changes to the base map do not affect owners’ rights or the extent of their property.