A Bill to reform and restate the law on the registration of rights to land in the land register; to enable electronic conveyancing and registration of electronic documents in the land register; to provide for the closure of the Register of Sasines in due course; to allow electronic documents to be used for certain contracts, unilateral obligations and trusts that must be constituted by writing; to provide about the formal validity of electronic documents and for their registration; and for connected purposes.
Current Status of the Bill
The Bill received Royal Assent on 10 July 2012
Introduction of the Bill
This Executive Bill was introduced by John Swinney MSP on 1 December 2011.
Research Briefings on Bill
Stage 2 was taken by the Economy, Energy and Tourism Committee on 2 May 2012.
After Stage 2
The Subordinate Legislation Committee considered the Bill after Stage 2 on 22 May 2012.
The Stage 3 debate was held on 31 May 2012.
Chamber proceedings at Stage 3
The Bill passed Stage 3 on 31 May 2012.
The Bill received Royal Assent on 10 July 2012.
Passage of the Bill:
The following volume, published on 9 January 2013 contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill: