Conveyancing Surprise! Your title is registered!

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The Scottish Government has optimistically set a target to complete the Land Register or computerised database of title deeds. If you have not moved house since 1990 the chances are you title would be still shown on the Register of Deeds or Sasines as it is known.

The Keeper of the Register of Sasines has been using new powers to convert your title without your knowledge to the new computerised Land Register. Therefore you may think you hold your titles deeds in your safe at home or at your bank or solicitors office but there is now a chance that these are purely of historical interest and your title is now a computerised title sheet held on line which your lawyer can access on a sale. The new Land Registration Act does not require you to be notified.