Did you know that 432 families own over half the non-public land in Scotland? Most of these lairds (the Scottish way of saying a lord or lady) belong to families that have owned land for generations — even centuries.
The idea of a Scottish laird probably conjures up images of rolling hills, majestic castles, and knights on horseback. We can’t guarantee a castle (or a knight in shining armor), but you can get your very own property title in Scotland.
Would you like to learn how to become a lord or lady in 2021? Keep reading to learn more about purchasing a property in Scotland!
Understand the Law
A “laird” refers to any landowner in Scotland, no matter how large (or small) their plot of land. In fact, according to Scottish law, you only need to own one square foot of land to become a lord or lady!
So then, where will your “estate” be? You’ll be happy to hear that your property purchase is going to a good cause — the protection and preservation of natural woodland areas.
Becoming a lord or lady is a fun way to help the environment, as you’re protecting natural areas from being developed for commercial use. For every purchased order, title companies also plant a tree in honor of the family.
Choose a Title Company and Titlepack
There are a few different companies that offer the chance to purchase property in Scotland. Spend some time reading this Highland Titles review and other review sites to ensure you choose a company with a good reputation.
Make sure you understand what you’ll receive with your order. Generally, it will be your personalized Lord or Lady certificate and a unique plot number on a Scottish estate.
Individuals may choose a “Lordship” or “Ladyship” package. Couples may choose to purchase a souvenir plot of land together, or two separate plots located side by side.
Order Your Property Title
Now comes the fun part: placing your order!
First, you get to decide if you want to be called a Lord, Laird, or Lady. Next, you’ll enter your name exactly as you want it to appear on the title (make sure there are no typos).
Depending on the title company you choose, you may be able to order a digital certificate, a printed certificate, or both. Digital certificates are generally processed within 24 hours, making it a great choice for a last-minute gift.
If you opt for a printed certificate, expect it to arrive in the mail within a few weeks. Choose a suitable frame and hang your property title on the wall for the world to see.
Congratulations! You’re officially a Scottish laird!
How to Become a Lord or Lady: It’s Easy
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Follow the steps above for purchasing property in Scotland to become a lord or lady. It’s also a terrific and unique gift idea for your family and friends!
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