Title Register, Title Plan and Burdens

The Title Register (Title Sheet) is one of the 2 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 details of other burdens, charges, covenants, rights, cautions, notices and restrictions.

The Title Plan is the other 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.

Where the property is not registered we instead obtain a copy of the Sasine Register and Cadastral Map, which provide similar detail to the above.

Historical Title Documents

The search provides copies of the title documents registered with the Registrars of Scotland and titles registered in the general sasines registry. Historical details of ownership can be obtain in particular from the Burdens section of the Title Register as well as from the detailed family and property details in the Sasine Registers.