Land Registry Compliant Plans

Marwood Surveyors offers a comprehensive Land Registry Compliant Plan service (registering official ownership) for a wide variety of residential and commercial properties, from private homes, to retail units and major industrial sites.

What is a Land Registry Compliant Plan?

A Land Registry Compliant Plan is sometimes requested to support property title plans, which are essentially ‘data’ held by HM Land Registry

This data outlines the description of a property, who it belongs to, and whether it’s freehold or leasehold.  

Land Registry Compliant Plans are graphic representations of the physical parameters of a property or piece of land which details the registered title at HM Land Registry.   

What does a Land Registry Compliant Plan involve?

A land registry complaint plan shows land or property that is subject to a land registry application. This type of plan is also commonly known as a boundary plan, lease plan, deed plan or conveyance plan. 

If you need to register your property or land, want to convert your house into flats, sell a portion of your back garden for development or renew a seven-year plus lease, you will require a Land Registry Compliant Plan. Therefore, the plan is likely to play a crucial role in resolving any future boundary issues or questions regarding the extent of the land in a registered title. 

Our surveyor will visit the site and walk the existing boundary, they will then mark out the new boundary and measure and plot the new boundary using data sources. The Land Registry must be able to identify the location of the land. 

As such, the most commonly acceptable plan to use as a base is the Ordnance Survey map. The guidance notes for HM Land Registry plans: title plan (practice guide 40, supplement 5). The scale of a title plan is normally 1:500 for single residential plots, 1:1250 in urban areas and 1:2500 in rural areas, normally prepared at A4 size.

When might a Land Registry Compliant Plan be needed?

A Land Registry Compliant Plan will be needed:

  • If there are residential or commercial boundary changes due to a title split. 
  • If a property owner intends to sell off or transfer parts of the existing title.
  • For any new lease that is seven years or longer, it has to be registered with the Land Registry and have a compliant lease plan. 

What types of Land Registry Compliant Plans do Marwood Surveyors cover?

  • Leasehold Plans
  • Freehold Title Plans
  • Boundary Plans
  • Estate Plans
  • Conveyance Plans

The following criteria are adhered to, to ensure plan-compliancy:

  • The plan must be drawn true to an appropriate scale (metric only), have its actual scale shown and show its orientation.
  • Any dimensions shown must be in metric units only, to two decimal places.
  • The plan must show sufficient detail to enable the land in the lease (including any garage, bin store or garden ground) to be identified on the Ordnance Survey map and, where appropriate, the landlord’s title plan.
  • The property must be clearly identified by suitable colouring, edging, or hatching.
  • Edgings should not be so thick as to obscure any other detail on the plan.
  • Different floor levels must be identified both on the plan as well as in the verbal description in the lease.
  • Disclaimer clauses or notes that the plan is not to scale or is for identification purposes only must not be used; applications based on such plans may be rejected
  • Colour references on the plan must match the text of the deed.

Once complete, these are then lodged with Land Registry who officially amend the registered title. 

How much does a Land Registry Compliant Plan cost?

Please contact us for a personal quote.