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DPA: Delivering an effective deeds checking service

Development Plan Approval is one of our most important services at RoS. Over 230 developers have used DPA to check their development plans against registered titles, to rule out any extent issues. But that’s not the only benefit of DPA – did you know it also features a deed checking service? A complete registration service As part of DPA, RoS examines draft deed styles to … Continue reading DPA: Delivering an effective deeds checking service

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Award nomination recognises our digital transformation

We’re in the midst of a digital transformation here at RoS, designed to bring more effective products and services to our customers. We’ve already made significant progress, which was recognised this week as RoS was shortlisted for the 2018 Public Sector Paperless Awards. Two key successes of 2017 recognised Our nomination is in the category of Process and Workflow Project of the Year, and it … Continue reading Award nomination recognises our digital transformation

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User viewpoint: land register application form change

As mentioned in our recent blog post, we’re introducing changes to our land register application form. These changes are designed to streamline the application process, increase efficiency and reduce rejections. We’ve worked closely with our customers throughout the development of these enhancements, to ensure that the changes reflect how they use the form and deliver real improvement. Here we spoke with Louise Duguid, Paralegal Manager … Continue reading User viewpoint: land register application form change

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Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

1 April was the official first day for the new Keeper of the Registers of Scotland, Jennifer Henderson. She succeeds Sheenagh Adams, who held the post since 2009. To mark the occasion, we’ve looked closer at the role of the Keeper, and picked out five things you might not know about this important position. Why are they called a ‘keeper’ anyway? It’s actually a straightforward … Continue reading Five things you might not know about the Keeper of the Registers of Scotland

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ScotLIS user stories: Turcan Connell

Following last month’s blog, we’re continuing to meet with our ScotLIS users to understand how they use the service and what benefits it brings to them and their organisations. Here we speak with Rona Macdonald, an Associate at Turcan Connell and head of the firm’s Land Registration Unit, who shares the solicitor’s experience of ScotLIS. How do you and your colleagues use ScotLIS? We use … Continue reading ScotLIS user stories: Turcan Connell