What are we doing?
From the 21 January 2019, the types of land we include in shared plot title sheets will change.
Currently, we treat all areas of land owned in common as shared plots (subject to exceptions for transitional applications, and areas which fall within tenement steadings). Following the roll-out of our new approach, areas which are essential to the use of the primary plot (such as bin stores, paths and driveways) will be treated as pertinents and included in the primary plot title sheet. Other areas of land owned in common (such as amenity areas) will continue to be treated as shared plots.
Why are we doing it?
As part of our ongoing work to reduce the length of time some applications are taking to be processed we have been examining areas where we believe that by making operational and policy changes we can more efficiently process casework and limit the impact the arrear has on you, our customer.
What will the changes mean to you?
We anticipate that these internal changes will be beneficial to our customers as they will result in the inclusion of all ownership information within a single title sheet. We have undertaken user research with a variety of stakeholders, including the Law Society, large and small developers, and solicitors, who supported these changes.
When are we doing it?
As of Monday 21 January 2019 the changes will be applied to both applications received on or after this date, and to existing applications pending registration. Our Knowledge Base will be updated as of 21 January 2019 to reflect the changes made and to provide information related to shared plots.
Who do I contact for more information?
Please contact a member of Customer Services on 0800 169 9391 who will be happy to help you.