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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-19291: Jackson Carlaw (Eastwood)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 8 October 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what procedures the Registers of Scotland has in place to allow homeowners to challenge what they perceive to be inaccuracies in the Land Register.

Answered by: Kate Forbes 31 October 2018

This is a question for the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland. She advises me that the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 places her under a statutory duty to rectify inaccuracies in the register where they are manifest and how to correct the inaccuracy is also manifest. The Keeper provides a short form on the Registers of Scotland website for homeowners or their solicitor to notify her of potential inaccuracies. Decisions of the Keeper, including those on whether to rectify or not, can be appealed on a point of fact or law to the Lands Tribunal for Scotland.