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Land registration: making sure that deeds are not rejected by the Registers

In the latest of her articles on Land Registration in Scotland, Frances Rooney, head of Harper Macleod's Land Registration team, tackles the reasons why deeds are commonly rejected by Registers of Scotland. She also outlines the new pre-registration checking service that should help reduce the risk.

The article, produced in conjunction with Registers of Scotland, has been published in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland.

With the substantial changes to law and practice introduced by the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 it is not surprising that there are still quite a few rejections of applications.

For a variety of reasons, it is in everyone’s interests – lawyers, landowners and the Registers – that such rejections are kept to a minimum.

While human error on both sides will always occur, this article includes hints and tips that will help reduce the risk.

You can read the full article in both the hard copy Journal and in the Journal online.

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