In the initial phase of Keeper Induced Registration (KIR) (which allows Registers of Scotland (RoS) to move titles from the General Register of Sasines onto the Land Register without an application from the owner), RoS limited its use of KIR to selected private properties within some research areas in the registration counties of Midlothian, Angus, Glasgow and Dumbarton. The areas where KIR is active are shown at ros.gov.uk/kir. RoS is now rolling out a fuller programme of KIR for private properties from April 2017 onwards.
More than 1,300 properties have thus far been registered through KIR, which was brought in as part of the 2012 Act, and is part of RoS work to complete the Land Register of Scotland by 2024. It enables RoS to register properties that are unlikely to come onto the Land Register by any other means, such as voluntary registration or in response to a trigger such as a sale or a new standard security.