Scottish Ministers are consulting on the proposals for the statutory fees charged by Registers of Scotland. This is the first fee review taking place under the new powers of the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012.
Registers of Scotland, the government department charged with delivering land and property registration for the people of Scotland, is encouraging all with an interest in this to participate in the consultation.
It is worth noting that this fee review incorporates fee proposals for the new products/services resulting from the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012.
The consultation will be live on the Scottish Government and Register of Scotland’s websites from 29 October 2013. In line with the normal consultation process, it will run for 12 weeks and, once completed, a report will be prepared and soon after the submissions will be made public.
The proposed fee changes are expected to take effect from Autumn 2014 in line with the implementation of the Land Registration etc.(Scotland) Act 2012.