Documented Record to Determine Property Ownership
Title Plans are the documented record registered with Land Registry to determine property ownership. It is therefore important that Title Plans are accurate and comply with Land Registry requirements.
If land is subject to first registration, or is to be either transferred or leased, Land Registry applications for registration of title should be accompanied by plans.
Identifying and Distinguishing the Boundaries of Title Plans
Title Plans are based on Ordnance Survey mapping and use colour coding. A red line is used to distinguish the general position of boundaries, which typically follow physical features including hedges, fences and walls. Blue, yellow and brown are used to identify other key features including rights of way and drainage rights.
Important Information Regarding Land Registry Title Plans
It should be noted that Title Plans cannot be used to resolve boundary disputes, as they outline the general position, rather than the exact boundary line.
Once registered, each Title Plan becomes a legal document and is given a unique number. It is stored electronically with the Land Registry and a copy is shared with your solicitor. There is no requirement to review or update the plan.
Applications will be rejected if the extent of the land cannot be clearly identified from the Title plan. Therefore, engaging an experienced surveyor to prepare a Title Plan will avoid delays in registration.
As Chartered Surveyors, we are equipped to complete a measured site survey and produce Land Registry Title plans for properties in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire.
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