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 Compliant Lease Plan

What is a Land Registry Compliant Lease Plan

A lease plan is a scaled technical drawing which shows the parts of parts of property and land over which a leaseholder has exclusive or shared rights. A lease document will use words to describe the property and land and the Lease Plan will be a visual representation of these rights.

A lease plan will usually be needed when:

  • it is the first time a leasehold property is registered
  • when a leasehold property is sold with 7 or more years remaining on the term
  • when a lease is extended
  • when the extent of the demise changes (for example if an extension is built or a loft conversion is carried out).

    Land Registry Compliant Residential Lease Plan Example

    Land Registry Compliant Residential Lease Plan Example

Lease Plans must be Land Registry Compliant.

It must:

  • Have a detailed floor plan showing floor levels at either 1:100 or 1:200
  • Show a location plan at 1:1250
  • Not be hand drawn
  • Include a North Point
  • Have colouring to show the demise and common parts
  • It should be consistent with the Lease document and support the descriptions therein

If you need a lease plan or would like to talk about issues regarding lease plans, call 07795565853 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

 

 

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!

What is a Lease Plan?

A Land Registry Compliant Lease Plan is a drawing which accompanies a lease document. It illustrates in visual form what areas of a building or land are demised to the lessee, what areas are communal and any other rights of access that may affect the property.

The land registry require certain conditions to be met in order for it to be compliant:

  • It should show a detailed plan of the property drawn to a metric scale (such as 1:100 or 1:200).
  • It must have a site plan, at 1:1250 showing where the property sits in relation to the surrounding area.
  • There must be a north point.
  • Colour coding accompanied by a key should denote the different areas (so for example, red for the demised area, green or blue for communal areas, brown for rights of access etc. These can vary based on the wording of the lease document).

For properties that have existing leases but that need new lease plan drawings (in the case of a lease renewel for example) it is normal to create a new plan which is Land Registry compliant and also corresponds to the wording in the original lease document.

For new leases, it tends to be more common for the leaseplanner to denote the areas in a standard format, then await instructions from solicitors as to whether they require any additional information on the plan. It really helps to have an experienced plan provider who has drawn hundreds of plans successfully. It cuts down the time between solicitor approval and plans getting sent to the Land Registry. I’m very good at getting things right first time.  From my many years experience, I am used to devising the most effective illustration method for complicated access issues, ensuring that nothing gets missed.

If you’d like more information on what a lease plan is, whether you need one, or what yours might entail, I’d be very happy to help. Call on 07795 565853 or email email@leaseplansonline.co.uk