Question reference: S6W-15861
- Asked by: Mark Griffin, MSP for Central Scotland, Scottish Labour
- Date lodged: 20 March 2023 Registered interest
Current status: Answered by Tom Arthur on 13 April 2023
To ask the Scottish Government whether any Unique Property Reference Numbers, that are used in the property registers held by Registers of Scotland or any other publicly available property registers for which it is responsible, match across all of the registers, and what information it has on whether these numbers match with any Unique Property Reference Numbers used in the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register.
This is a question for the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland (RoS). She advises me that Unique Property Reference Numbers (UPRNs) are used in the following land and property registers held by RoS:
- Land Register
- Scottish Landlord Register
- Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land
These registers use the same UPRN identifiers as the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register.
Entries held in the different registers can therefore be matched using the UPRN where it is available.
87% of titles in the Land Register have a UPRN.
95% of properties in the Scottish Landlord Register have a UPRN.
46% of land references in the Register of Persons Holding a Controlled Interest in Land have a UPRN.