How a new register of controlling interests in land could affect conveyancing and land registration

Frances Rooney, head of Harper Macleod's Land Registration team, has written the latest of a series of articles on the land registration matters in Scotland. The article has been published in the Journal of the Law Society of Scotland.

This month's article looks at recurring themes that have arisen in relation to the Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012 regarding the main areas of difficulty for lawyers: the one-shot rule and how to avoid rejections; and how to comply most efficiently with the statutory duty of care without having to raise fees.

A land reform consultation now current in relation to the proposed new register of controlling interests in land will be directly relevant to these issues, as well as raising further potential questions for solicitors. This article gives an overview of the consultation and how the new register could affect conveyancing and land registration.

The article can be found online here

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