Land Registry Compliant Plan

Land Registry Compliant Plans

What Is a Land Registry Plan?

A plan that 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.

Do I Need a Land Registry Compliant Plan?

Following on from the Land Registration Act 2002, an application must be made to the Land Registry when land or property is first registered,transferred or when leases longer than 7 yearsare created. Also, commonly seen these days are plans submitted for unusual extents of land, such as airspace, roof-space, tunnels and so on.

The Act also gives clear guidance that all plans submitted to the Land Registry must meet a required standard. The plan itself will form part of the application which is likely to be drafted by your solicitor or planning consultant.

A land registry compliant plan will also be required as part of a determined boundaries application. This is a process commonly following on from the resolution of a boundary dispute between neighbouring parties on the location of a boundary. A determined boundaries application will update the Land Registry on the precise location of a boundary.

Further detailed information can be found in the following links to the Land Registry website:-

  1. - Frequently Asked Questions

  2. - Practice Guide 25 – Leases – When To Register

  3. - Practice Guide 40 – Land Registry Plans

  4. - Practice Guide 41 – Developing Estates

What Makes a Land Registry Compliant Plan?

In creating a Land Registry Compliant Plan we make sure it follows the guidelines as stated in Supplement 2 of the Land Registry Practice Guide 40. Such things as:-

  • Accurately drawn and to a stated scale (1:1250 – 1:500 for urban properties and 1:2500 for rural properties)
  • Showing its orientation (a north arrow)

  • Showing sufficient detail to be identified on the Ordnance Survey plan

  • Showing the whole of the property including any garage, garden ground or bin store etc.

  • Showing buildings in their correct (or intended) position

  • Marking land and property clearly (for example by edging, colouring and hatching)

  • In terms of leases plans and unusual extents of land:-

    – Showing where the property falls in relation to the external footprint of the building and/or in relation to    surrounding detail which is shown on the Ordnance Survey map.

    – Showing the extent at each floor level, if necessary by using separate plans

    – For subsoil or airspace, shows the levels between the land falls or relates to Ordnance Survey             Datum.

    – Showing intricate boundaries such as internal divisions in a building


What To Do Next?

In terms of your requirements, we do not provide a one size fits all approach to our services, we want to work with our clients to provide them with a tailored service that matches their precise needs.

To discuss your requirements, please call us on 01604 582200 or email us on We would then follow up your enquiry with a fixed quotation stating a commencement and completion date.