Plans for Solicitors

I have been providing excellent plans for solicitors for years.  The solicitors who use me regularly often comment on how clear the plans are.  So far, none of me plans have been rejected by the Land Registry and I’m very proud of this 5* service record.

Flexibility

I take a flexible approach to providing plans to solicitors and am very happy to customise Land Registry Plans to specific requirements.  I will consult lease documents if required to make sure lease plans correspond exactly.  I provide Land Registry Compliant Deed of Variation Plans, Plans for Transfers, Lease Plans for Residential and Commercial purposes and more.

Accuracy

I produce plans with great care, drawing on more than 10 years of experience in the industry. I am used to dealing with complex access, rights of way, easements and boundary issues.  So far I have a 100% acceptance record with HM Land Registry. My regular Solicitor clients value the trouble-free nature of the plans I produce.

Speed

When dealing with property, I know that time is of the essence, and that often it can be quite late in the day that plan issues come up.  Because of this, I do my very best to provide a fast and efficient service.  Often I can book a site visit the next day, and email plans to you within 24-48 hours.

Price

My prices are already extremely competitive, and to back this up I offer a price match promise. I am not yet VAT registered, saving your clients’ money.

Contact

Please call on 07795565853 or email@leaseplansonline.co.uk to discuss your client’s requirements.

 

Deed of Variation Plan

What is a Deed of Variation Plan?

In cases where there has been a change to the physical layout of a leasehold flat, or where the demise has been extended, a deed of variation may be needed.  The Deed of Variation will include an amended Land Registry Compliant plan which will be registered at the Land Registry.  It is advisable to obtain a deed of variation if carrying out changes to a leasehold property as you may experience difficulties at the point you decide to sell the leasehold.

Some common reasons to need a Deed of Variation are where a lease plan doesn’t accurately reflect the demise of a leasehold, where there has been an extension to the boundary of the building, or where a flat has extended into a loft space.

In the example below, the original plan that went along with the Lease was not correctly to scale, had no north point, no floor levels and did not show that the loft was part of the demise of the First Floor Flat.  Therefore a deed of variation plan was needed.  We created a Land Registry Compliant plan which showed the flat and the extended demise (the loft).  The plan was scaled at 1:100, with a north point, with a location plan at 1:1250, with the demise and common areas shown in colours which corresponded to the lease document.

Land Registry Compliant Plan for Deed of Variation

Land Registry Compliant Plan for Deed of Variation

 

If you or your solicitor needs a Land Registry Compliant Deed of Variation Plan please call on 07795 565853 or email@leaseplansonline.co.uk

Land Registry Plans

What is a Land Registry Plan?

In simple terms, a Land Registry Plan is any plan drawn to the specification by the Land Registry.  This can include deed plans to accompany any kind of deed.  In the sphere of conveyancing, land transfers and variations, it is often necessary to describe a piece of land and its boundaries.  Whilst it is possible to do this with words, the most accurate and clear way to do this is with a visual plan.  Generally a 1:1250 plan is sufficient for this purpose, however in some cases it may be beneficial to have a larger plan to show intricate details (1:200 for example).

Most deed plans will use Ordnance Survey information as a starting point, then use accurate measurements taken at the site to ensure the boundaries which need showing, are in the correct place.

Land Registry Compliant Plan for use with Deed Document

Land Registry Compliant Deed Plan

If you need a Land Registry Plan or would like to discuss a deed plan issue, please call on 07795565853 or email@leaseplansonline.co.uk

 

 

Plans and photos to lease plan

Creating plans from your drawings…

Its been a busy and varied year so far.  I’m doing lots of plans from information provided by clients as well as site visits to do the plans from scratch.  Site visits aren’t always necessary – if there are good plans of a property then I can often create the Land Registry compliant plans from information provided.  The same goes for simple scaled floorplans and shop plans for Council use. (And of course you save money if a site visit is not needed!). Architects plans are obviously the best to work from, but over the years I’ve got good at interpreting people’s home drawn floor plans to create compliant plans.  Here are a few examples of jobs I’ve carried out recently where a site visit wasn’t required.Hand drawn to drawn upHand drawn floor plan provided by client to scaled shop floor plan for the Council.

Here is an example where the client provided old architects plans:

Architect plans to lease plan

For the next job, a landlord provided hand drawn plans of his flat plus some photos of trickier areas and using this, plus the Ordnance Survey site plan a Land Registry Compliant Lease Plan was created…

Plans and photos to lease plan

Sometimes a property developer will send lots of different architects files and plans for a large new development and I sift through them to pull out the relevant information and create compliant plans:

Property developer architect plans to lease plans

So as you can see, site visits aren’t always required.  If you’d like to talk to me about creating lease plans, scaled plans or floorplans just give me a call or text on 07795 565853 or send me an email with your sketches to email@leaseplansonline.co.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lease Plan London

Last week, I carried out a residential Land Registry compliant lease plan in North London where the view from the flat was just breathtaking. It got me thinking how lucky I am to live and work in such a vibrant and dynamic place.

I moved to London from Sussex about 10 years ago and if I’m honest, I was terrified. I’d always been something of a country mouse so finding myself living in Westminster was a shock to the system. I didn’t sleep for the first two weeks – jumping at every siren and shout but after a while the Edgware Road started to feel familiar and homely and I would actually get a homesick feeling when I went to the suburbs. I’d breath a sigh of relief when I saw the signs for Central London on the A40.

It’s hard to explain to those who’ve never lived in the capital. Most of my friends think I’m mad, forking out the sum of money I have on a one bed flat. But London just feels so alive. That’s not to say it’s perfect, but I love experiencing the mix of cultures, having world class art and entertainment just a bus ride away, watching excited people clamber into a phone box for a tourist photo, the beautiful and varied architecture, the grandeur of the Thames, the cosy village feel of so many areas but most of all, I think it is the patient way that most people rub along together that makes me so fond of the city I now call home.  

London’s fluidity means that businesses like Lease Plans Online can flourish and grow and this in turn helps me support my family, better my circumstances and give back to my local community.

If you’re not sure about London, I challenge you to watch the sunset from the Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s on one side and the Tate Modern on the other and just stand and take in what you see – the mix of people, the sounds, the smells and the views. I’m sure you’ll love it too.

Busy January

Its been a while since my last post as I’ve been kept nice and busy with Lease Plans. This is a good sign for the property market and suggests that 2017 might not be such a tricky year after all. People have to move and businesses need to be built so the property market is still ticking along here in London.

My latest plans have ranged from mansion flats in Hampstead, offices in East Ham to car parking spaces in Barnet. I wonder what the next few weeks will bring?
I see such a range of places that I feel quite privileged to get an overview of life in London. The stunning architectural and lifestyle features that go into some high-end flats make me a little bit jealous – but also provide inspiration for my own flat which I’m slowly renovating at the moment. I also get to see some ‘ahem’ interesting lifestyles that make me feel very grateful for what I have and take for granted.

It always surprises me how alike every person is deep down – everyone needs the same basic things in their house – however grand or humble. Beds need to be cosy, food needs to be cooked, stuff needs to be stored. The nicest homes I go into are those that feel full of love and the smell of wonderful cooking.

Commercial lease plan projects fill me with the sense of possibility – seeing an empty shop on a busy high street makes me imagine starting my own uber-cool coffee/book shop and seeing empty offices with huge space and potential sparks my inner entrepreneurial fire.

One thing is for sure – no two days are ever the same at Lease Plans Online!

Crouch End Leaseplan

I’ve recently carried out a land registry compliant lease plan in Crouch End, which was very handy as that’s where I’m based! It was wonderful to walk to a job and then be able to drop off the finished plans in person.

I received a call at 9.50pm from a lady who had been let down by another supplier. She needed an urgent lease plan to be drawn the next day in N8 and I was able to book it in and confirm that evening. (One of the benefits of dealing with an independent person rather than a large company). I had a look over the plan that had been provided to her by the other supplier and I’m afraid to say it had not been done well – there were numerous mistakes on the plan which could have caused real issues in the future if they hadn’t been spotted. They had missed off her basement, outlined the wrong building on the site plan, not shown the communal areas and got the scale wrong. I don’t like being negative about competitors but they had done such a bad job I thought it was worth mentioning.

I took over production of the lease plans and was able to provide her with a lease plan for the upstairs flat and a corrected version of the one she’d already had done (all for a very reasonable fee). The whole project was completed in 48 hours from initial contact to printed, scaled copies going to her solicitor.

Very happy client and a happy leaseplanner! If you need a lease plan, give me a call on 07795 565853.