Keeper-Induced Registration (KIR) Consultation

Closed 8 Jan 2016

Opened 2 Oct 2015


Keeper-Induced Registration (KIR) is a new power, introduced through the 2012 Act, which allows the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland to add titles onto the land register without an application from the owner.

The means by which KIR could be used to help achieve Registers of Scotland's (R0S) objective of completing the land register has now been published as a consultation report.


Why your views matter

In May 2014, the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland was invited by Scottish Ministers to complete the Land Register of Scotland in 10 years. There followed a public consultation (the 2014 consultation) by Scottish Ministers on how the statutory levers in the Land Registration etc. (Scotland) Act 2012 (the 2012 Act) could be used to enable that target to be met.

There was general agreement to the suggestion in the consultation that the statutory powers for what is known as ‘keeper-induced registration’ (KIR) should be piloted to inform its use and that a further consultation be held on the detailed approach to, and strategy for, KIR. Those matters are the focus of this consultation document.

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