A common area of dispute is precisely where the line of boundary lies between adjacent properties or land. There are many myths and misconceptions regarding the line of boundary between properties, and to avoid potential lengthy and expensive disputes it is best to get independent professional advice early.
Land Registry & Deed Plans
Good quality pre-registration deeds and their plans are important as they could play a crucial part in resolving any future boundary issues or questions regarding the extent of the land in a registered title. Plans that fulfill the guidelines will give buyers a clear understanding of what they have bought, provide a sound basis should problems arise at a future date and ensure applications lodged with Land Registry will be processed more efficiently and effectively.
It is vital that Land Registry can identify the location and accurate extent of the land in any search or deed inducing registration, and can do so in relation to the Ordnance Survey map. In most cases the best way to achieve this is to provide a plan which has been accurately surveyed, showing the extent of the land together with any rights that go with it or to which it has been made subject.
In the majority of instances, transfers and leases of part will need to be accompanied by a plan showing the land being transferred or leased. Where an approved estates plan exists, any plan used in the transfer or lease must be based on the current approved version of the estate plan.
Expert Witness Services
There are many types of disputes that might arise around the ownership and use of buildings; our area of expertise lies within the interpretation of the mapping and site boundaries. Our experienced professional staff can provide expert opinion on these matters either in conjunction with or independently to an instructing solicitor.
Rights of Light Survey
The owner of a building with windows that have received natural daylight for 20 years or more is entitled to forbid any construction or other obstruction that would deprive him or her of that illumination. Neighbors cannot build anything that would block the light without permission.
What we can do?
Our experienced Surveyors are experts in mapping, measurement and problem solving. We are best placed to interpret any mapping evidence for your property boundary and to understand the limitations of such mapping. We can also produce the most accurate plans of your property boundary.
We have experienced Senior Surveyors, who can provide detailed plans, written reports for litigation purposes, along with Expert Witness services in Court if necessary.