A lease plan is a scale drawing of the land and buildings described in your lease. It also depicts areas which you share with others, as well as any rights of way that are granted.
A plan which illustrates the location of the property is also required to register your lease with the Land Registry. Land Registry requirements for lease plans are set out in detail in Land Registry Practice Guide 40 – Land Registry Plans.
If you require lease plans, Rumball Sedgwick’s experts can help you.
The Land Registry Practice Guide 40 contains stringent guidelines, which we adhere to strictly. The requirements of this guide stipulate that:-
- The plan must be drawn true to an appropriate (metric) scale, show its actual scale and 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, show 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 and will be rejected
- Colour references on the plan must match the text of the deed
If you require further information on lease plans, call now on 01727 519140 for assistance and specialist advice.