This title provides expert insight into how the Requirements of Writing (Scotland) Act 1995 brought about an overhaul of the Scottish system of execution of deeds. The Act simplified the rules about which rights may be constituted orally and which require writing. It prescribes the rights which, in Scots law, need writing for their constitution, and makes provision for how the writing is to be signed and authenticated. The Act now makes provision for electronic conveyancing, being updated to allow electronic documents to have the equivalent status and standards of validity and authenticity as paper. The book, which was first published in 1995, provides a detailed commentary, section by section, on every provision in the Act.
Publishing in the Greens Annotated Acts series, this work provides authoritative commentary on the Act as it stands today, stating its full implications for those working within the Scottish legal system.