As a property owner or lessee, you may, at times, be required to produce a Land Registry Plan. This plan is a scaled drawing showing a leasehold property’s precise area. It is an essential part of the process when a property is to be leased for any duration above seven years or when a leasehold property is sold. This blog will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating an accurate Land Registry Lease Plan.
1. Understanding Land Registry Plans: Before diving into the creation process, it’s important to understand what a Lease Plan is. A Lease Plan is a detailed map outlining the extent of a property or premises being leased. It must comply with the Land Registry’s specific requirements, and it should include details such as the orientation of the property, its layout, any demised premises, and any common areas or rights of way.
2. Gathering the Necessary Information: The first step in creating a Lease Plan is gathering all the necessary information about the property. You will need the property’s title deeds, floor plans, and site plans. If any part of the property is shared or communal, this must be highlighted. A site visit may be necessary to gather the most accurate information.
3. Drawing the Plans: Next, a scaled property drawing needs to be produced. This should be done to scale (typically 1:100 or 1:200) and show the entire property, including any outdoor areas that are part of the lease. Professional CAD (Computer-Aided Design) software can make this task more accurate and easier.
4. Delineating the Lease Area: The Lease Plan should clearly define the lease area using red edging. This includes all parts of the property that are included in the lease. Any common areas or shared spaces should be delineated with a different colour or pattern.
5. Including an Ordnance Survey Map: An Ordnance Survey (OS) map should also be included, showing where the property is located within the wider area. This needs to be a current map, and it should be clearly outlined to show the relative location of the property.
6. Adding Details and Annotations: Key details should be annotated, such as the direction of the North, the scale of the plan, and the date. If any areas of the property have specific access rights, these should also be marked.
7. Verification and Submission: The Lease Plan should be checked thoroughly for accuracy and clarity. Once it meets all the criteria, it can be submitted to the Land Registry as part of the leasehold registration process.
Conclusion: Creating a Land Registry Lease Plan can be complex, requiring precision and a keen eye for detail. If you’re unsure or need assistance, consider using our service instead of trying to do it yourself. This guide provides a broad overview and can be used as a starting point, but every property is unique and may have specific requirements that must be considered.
Remember, a correctly drawn-up Lease Plan not only satisfies legal requirements but also serves as a clear visual representation of what a leaseholder is taking responsibility for, helping avoid future disputes. Good luck!