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Morton Fraser lands register contract

Amy EntwistleLaw firm, Morton Fraser, will provide Highlands and Islands Enterprise with the registration of its titles in the Land Register of Scotland for at least two years after winning a contract.

To assist with the goal of completion of the Land Register of Scotland, all public bodies have been asked to register their land by December 2019.

Completion of the Land Register, an Ordnance Survey map based public register of interests in land, is a stated objective of the Scottish Government.

Amy Entwistle, Morton Fraser partner and lead for the project, said: “With the commitment to all public land being Land Registered by the end of 2019, it is an important and time sensitive project, which allows our team to play a role in facilitating more transparent public access to land ownership information.” 

Highlands and Islands Enterprise requires about 150 of its properties to be Land Registered, including industrial units, offices and development plots. 

Keir Marshall, solicitor at the agency, said: “A completed Land Register will be a national asset, providing clear and unambiguous knowledge of who owns land in Scotland, and HIE is very pleased to be contributing to its completion.”

 

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