RoS URGES LAND REGISTRATION APPLICANTS TO PREPARE FOR DEADLINE
IN ADVANCE OF SWITCHOVER
Final arrangements for the switchover to the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 on Monday, 8 December are now in place. Registers of Scotland (RoS) has issued a reminder to those affected by the imminent change in land registration that the last day for receipt of 1979 Act applications is Wednesday, 3 December.
The move to the 2012 Act is the biggest change to property registration for a generation and, to accommodate the move to the new IT systems required for the 2012 Act, the Land Register and General Register of Sasines will have to be closed on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 December. As a result, related IT services will also be unavailable on these dates - Registers Direct, eForms and ARTL. Registers of Scotland customer service centres and offices will be open as usual.
All applications made under the 1979 Act must be received by us by 16.30 on Wednesday 3 December. Any applications received after this date will be returned so that they can be completed on the 2012 Act application form and re-submitted. There will be no rejection fee charged.
An appointment system has also been set up to manage personal presentments from Monday 24 November until 4.30pm Wednesday 3 December and more information on booking an appointment at Meadowbank House or Hanover House is available on the dedicated 2012 Act website www.ros.gov.uk/2012act/latestnews .
Further information on the practical arrangements for the designated day is available at http://www.ros.gov.uk/2012act/practical_arrangements_for_designated_day.html
A recent research study conducted by RoS with businesses, organisations and advisors involved in land and property revealed that, of those who participated, 80% have started to make preparations for the Designated Day.
For a full timeline on key dates in the run up to the Designated Day and regular updates about the 2012 Act log on to www.ros.gov.uk/2012act/ and follow the RoS corporate Facebook (www.facebook.com/registersofscotland) and Twitter (@RegistersofScot) channels. Links to changes and updates will also be added to the RoS communications group on LinkedIn.