A new process has now been put in place to enable urgent house sales to go through.
Prospective house buyers were previously unable to complete sales on their new properties due to the closure of the Registers of Scotland office.
More than 2,000 paper-based applications have to be opened and scanned by employees each day and cannot be done remotely, which resulted in the decision being made on Tuesday to close the application record.
This means that applications onto the land register cannot currently be accepted.
However, yesterday the Registers of Scotland, Law Society of Scotland and UK Finance agreed a new position that means lenders are willing to continue to lend against house transactions due to go through during the period where the record is closed.
The advice being given for home movers who urgently want to move in the coming days is to contact their solicitors.
A Registers of Scotland spokesman said: “The decision we took to temporarily close the applications record was done to safeguard the health and wellbeing of colleagues, their families and communities.
“We are sorry that the current COVID-19 circumstances have caused any solicitors or their customers problems.
“Registers of Scotland staff have been working around the clock to make sure that anyone who really needs to settle this week is in a position to do so.
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“In addition, yesterday, RoS, Law Society Scotland and UK Finance have agreed a process that will enable transactions to be completed.
“In light of the latest government advice, we would urge solicitors and home movers to consider postponing any non-urgent transactions during the ongoing health emergency.”
Meanwhile, leading property bosses in the north-east have said it’s too early to tell whether cornoavirus will have a significant effect on house prices. John MacRae, chairman of Aberdeen Solicitor’s Property Centre (ASPC), said: “There’s no real impact just yet. On Tuesday we learned that removal firms are stopping work to protect their staff.
“Waiting to see just what impact that will have, although we are hearing of families struggling to know how they move house without removal firms.
“Until we know more it is not possible to forecast what the situation will turn out to be.”
Meanwhile, Ryan Crighton, marketing director at Aberdein Considine, added: “Our property and conveyancing teams remain operational and we have people on hand to talk you through what’s happening and take instructions.”