Landownership Scotland is a confidential service that carries out professional searches of Scottish property records, here you can find more information on the service.
This varies greatly and depends on the amount and nature of work involved. Fees are charged at an hourly rate and outlays are added to this when we have to pay to access records. We can give an estimate or work up to an agreed limit. A very simple enquiry could cost less than £100 + VAT, but an average figure for a typical enquiry would be more like £400 + VAT.
This varies depending on the complexity of the problem. Occasionally, we may be able to find the answer to some or all of a query on the same day, although more usually we need to view deeds at Register House or wait for copies to be provided. Most enquiries can be dealt with within 1-2 weeks, but very complex cases can take longer.
When a search is for a legal firm or company, we normally send an Invoice along with our report. Payment is due within 30 days of the date of the Invoice. Payment can be made by cheque or by Bank Transfer (please ask for our bank details). When a search is for a private individual for whom we have not previously acted, then we can provide an estimate. If this is acceptable, we then carry out the search and ask for payment by cheque or Bank Transfer before we send our report.
Landownership Scotland carries extensive Professional Indemnity Insurance for your peace of mind.
We are happy to receive instructions in whatever format you wish to send them: by mail, e-mail, or phone.
Any relevant information you can give us often helps reduce the work involved and costs accordingly - e.g. names/titles of suspected owners or known owners or adjacent ground.