The Title Register is one of the 3 main documents of title. It contains a description of the property, its tenure, the name and address of the owners, purchase price, name & address of mortgagee and short details of other burdens, charges, covenants, rights, cautions, notices and restrictions.
The Title Plan is another main document of title. It shows a detailed outline of the property in relation to its surroundings, and often (especially with larger properties) has detailed and coloured markings referred to in the Title Register that illustrate rights of way, rights of access, watercourses and sections of land affected by rights and covenants. The general boundaries of the property itself are edged in red.
The Burdens section of the title Register contain a precis of each Burden affecting the property. They are so detailed that generally a copy of the actual Deed creating the Burden is not necessary.
In addition to maintaining a Land Register of registered properties the Scotland Land Registry also maintain a record of the Sasine Registrations, that is the pre-registration land deed records.
Purchasing a copy of the Sasine Records, in addition to the Title Register, Plan & Burdens, is a prudent step for anyone wishing to have a complete record of their property ownership deeds.
These two documents are the official documents proving ownership (or non-ownership) of a property. They are packed with information relating to ownership, tenure, purchase price, mortgages, date of purchase, easements and covenants. Read together, they contain all the information needed to prove ownership. Sometimes it is wise to obtain further details of the covenants and easements, which can be done by obtaining the conveyancing deeds.
The Burdens form the D section of the Title Register and are made up from the Deeds. This section contains a preamble summarising the nature and parties to the respective Burdens and is then followed by the Burden detail. The detail is considerable, describing the covenants, easements, boundaries and agreements in minute detail.
Property records prior to registration of title were kept in one or more of the Sasine Registers. There are 3 different Sasine Registers, namely the Post-1993 records, Post-1959 records and Pre-1959 records. We search all 3 of these Registers and provide whatever documents are available for your property.