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Question reference: S6W-14488

  • Asked by: Donald Cameron, MSP for Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
  • Date lodged: 27 January 2023 Registered interest
  • Current status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 7 February 2023


To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S6W-05974 by Tom Arthur on 8 February 2022, whether it will provide an update of the number of title holders currently awaiting copies of their title deeds from Registers of Scotland.


This is a question for the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS). She advises me that that, as of 31 January 2023, there are 88,826 dispositions undergoing registration.

RoS received and processed over 655,000 applications in 2022, of which 90% were completed in 20 days.

In the Land Register the legal effect of registration backdates to the date on which the Keeper entered the application onto the application record (the date of receipt) and properties undergoing registration can still be transacted upon in the usual way.