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Land Registry Lease Plans

A Land Registry Lease Plan is a detailed map or drawing that outlines the extent of a leasehold property. It is a legally required document when registering a new lease, extending an existing lease, or selling a property with an unexpired lease term of seven years or more. The primary purpose of these plans is to provide an accurate representation of the property, reducing the likelihood of boundary disputes and ensuring that all stakeholders have a clear understanding of the property's dimensions.

Property Boundaries:

The lease plan clearly demarcates the boundaries of the property, indicating where the leasehold land begins and ends. Accurate boundary representation is crucial to prevent disputes and establish ownership rights.

Internal Layout:

In addition to external boundaries, the plan may include an outline of the internal layout of the property. This could include the location of walls, rooms, and other relevant features.

Land Use and Easements:

The plan may identify specific land uses, such as parking spaces or garden areas, and any easements that grant specific rights over the property (e.g., rights of way or access).

Orientation and Scale:

The plan includes details about the orientation of the property and is drawn to scale to ensure accurate measurements. This is crucial for assessing the property's size and proportionality.

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Legal Compliance:

Land Registry Lease Plans are a legal requirement when dealing with leasehold properties. Failing to provide an accurate and up-to-date plan may result in delays or complications during the transaction process.

Preventing Boundary Disputes:

Accurate representation of boundaries minimizes the risk of disputes between neighbors or conflicting parties, ensuring a smoother property ownership experience.

Enhanced Transparency:

These plans contribute to transparency in property transactions by providing all stakeholders, including buyers, sellers, and legal professionals, with a clear and standardized document outlining the property's details.

Facilitating Title Registration:

Land Registry Lease Plans are an integral part of the title registration process. They provide the necessary information for the Land Registry to officially record and recognize changes in property ownership and leasehold details.


Common questions asked by our clients

A Land Registry Lease Plan is a detailed drawing or map that accompanies a lease document and illustrates the precise extent and layout of the property being leased. It is submitted to the Land Registry for official registration.

The plan is required to provide a clear and accurate representation of the property boundaries, dimensions, and any shared areas. This helps avoid disputes and ensures a consistent record of property details within the Land Registry.

Typically, it is the responsibility of the property owner, landlord, or their appointed agent to create and submit the Land Registry Lease Plan. It is advisable to hire a professional surveyor or a specialist in land registry plans to ensure accuracy.

The plan includes detailed information about the property, such as boundaries, dimensions, access points, shared areas, and any specific features relevant to the lease agreement. It should meet the Land Registry's requirements for clarity and accuracy.

Yes, the Land Registry has guidelines and requirements that must be followed when creating a lease plan. These guidelines ensure consistency and accuracy in the representation of the property. It is crucial to adhere to these guidelines to prevent delays in the registration process.

Hiring a qualified surveyor or a professional who specializes in land registry plans is recommended. They have the expertise to accurately measure and depict the property, ensuring compliance with the Land Registry's standards.

In some jurisdictions, the Land Registry provides online access to certain property information, including lease plans. However, the availability of online records may vary, and access might be subject to specific conditions and fees. Check with the relevant Land Registry for more information.

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Energy Performance Certificates

Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required by law when a building is built, sold or put up for rent. If you are a landlord or homeowner and need to provide an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) this will need to be completed by an accredited domestic energy assessor. They will carry out the assessment and produce the certificate. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) give information on how to make your home more energy efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

What does the EPC say about the property?

An Energy Performance Certificate gives clear information about the energy performance of a property. An EPC will also make recommendations about how the property could improve it’s energy performance.

How long does it take to perform an EPC assessment?

An assessment takes anywhere from 25 minutes to 1 hour for a domestic EPC and a couple of hours to a couple of days for a Commercial EPC depending upon the size of the commercial property. Factors such as the size of the property, it’s age and general access to it, will have an influence on the time. Generally, an energy assessment won’t cause much inconvenience but, it’s important that the energy assessor can get access to any loft space and heating appliances (e.g. a boiler). An internal and external inspection of the property is also required for a certificate.

What is an energy assessor looking for?

  • Noting the construction of the walls and checking wall insulation.
  • Confirming how many windows are double glazed.
  • Counting the number of open fireplaces.
  • Checking the make and model of the boiler under EU SEDBUK regulations.
  • Looking for green energy devices such as solar panels.
  • Counting the number of low energy light bulbs.
  • Confirming the type of heating system used e.g. gas, electric, underfloor etc.
  • Noting down the type of material used to insulate any hot water cylinders.
  • Assessing the heat loss through roof, check loft insulation.
  • Checking for excessive window area in larger houses.
  • Taking precise measurements of conservatories and extensions.
  • Counting how many habitable rooms are heated.
  • What is the procedure once the assessor has visited?

    Once the assessor has visited property, the information is uploaded onto the Government authorized software. A certificate is produced and emailed to the customer within 24 hours after the payment is received.