This is the main register of who owns individual pieces of land and property in Scotland. It is kept up-to-date by the Registers of Scotland, a non-ministerial department of the Scottish Government. As well as the Land Register, Registers of Scotland are in charge of another 17 public registers such as the Scottish Landlords Register and the Crofting Register.
The Land Register is based on the Ordnance Survey map and includes plans of each property registered. When you buy a property or a piece of land, you must register the title deeds in the Land Register. These are the legal documents that go with the property. As well as showing who the owner is, the title deeds contain other information like the property’s value and whether a mortgage has been taken out to buy it. The Land Register also has historical information about each property.