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Land mass coverage heads for milestone

17 September 12

Registers of Scotland page: annual survey of land registered in the Land Register predicts 25% coverage by the end of the year

by Registers of Scotland

Each year the Geographic Information Systems team from Registers of Scotland produces a Land Mass Coverage (LMC) Report. The report provides a snapshot of the amount of land in Scotland that is registered in the Land Register. Land mass coverage varies markedly across the 33 Land Register counties, which in part reflects the relative age of the Land Register in each county.

The 2012 report shows that land mass coverage has increased from 21.18% to 23.33% in the period June 2011 to May 2012. In total some 1,721km2 was added to the Land Register in 2011-12. Significantly, the rate of increase for this year is the largest since 2007-08. This was due to a small number of registrations covering large areas of land. These included several large farms and estates, forests and wind farms. The report indicates that Land Register coverage is expected to reach 25% by the end of 2012.

The number of property titles on the Land Register continues to grow. Some 56.03% of all properties in Scotland are now on the Land Register, up from 54.99% at the same point in 2011. 

A full copy of the report can be downloaded at www.ros.gov.uk/pdfs/landmasscoveragereport2012.pdf 

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