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Land Registry Lease Plans are essential documents that provide a detailed and accurate representation of leased property boundaries and dimensions.


When preparing to print a lease plan, it’s crucial to properly configure your printer settings to ensure the plan is printed at the correct scale. Incorrect printer settings can result in a plan that doesn’t match the intended dimensions, which can be problematic. To assist you in this process, we provide a comprehensive lease plan printing guide. This guide will walk you through the necessary steps to adjust your printer settings and ensure an accurate printout of your lease plan. Printing Guide Here 

Moreover, as an integral part of our service, we offer the convenience of sending you a professionally printed copy of your lease plan. This copy will be accurately scaled, sparing you the task of printing it out yourself. By utilising our service, you can have peace of mind knowing that the lease plan you receive will be of professional quality and to the exact scale required, eliminating any concerns about printer configurations or scale accuracy.

Our lease plans are meticulously crafted to ensure full compliance with Land Registry requirements. Each plan is carefully produced to an exact scale, which is a critical aspect of meeting the Land Registry’s stringent standards. Alongside the main plan, we include a scaled site plan that provides a comprehensive overview of the property in relation to its surroundings.

One of the key features of our lease plans is the inclusion of an accurate north point. This element is essential for orientation purposes and is a standard requirement for Land Registry compliance. It helps in accurately determining the direction and layout of the property, which is crucial for legal and architectural purposes.

Furthermore, we take special care in marking the demise of the property. This is done by clearly edging the boundaries of the leased area in red. This clear demarcation is vital for legal clarity, as it precisely defines the extent of the property being leased. Our attention to detail in these aspects ensures that our lease plans not only meet but exceed the requirements set forth by the Land Registry, providing you with a reliable and legally compliant document.

Yes, there is a detailed guide available that outlines the Land Registry requirements for lease plans. This guide is provided by the UK Government on their official website and includes comprehensive instructions and criteria for preparing plans that will be accepted by the Land Registry. Key points from this guide include:

  1. Identification on Ordnance Survey Map: Plans must clearly identify the land on the Ordnance Survey map and comply with specific guidelines provided in the guide. Non-compliance may not always prevent an application from proceeding, but if the land can’t be clearly identified, the application might be rejected​​.

  2. Importance of Quality Plans: High-quality plans are essential for giving buyers a clear understanding of their purchase, providing a basis for resolving future issues, ensuring efficient processing of applications, and reducing the number of rejected applications by the HM Land Registry​​.

  3. Guidelines for Specific Applications: While the guidelines for plans are fundamentally the same across different types of applications, there are variations depending on the specific situation. The guide offers advice for preparing plans for various application types​​.

  4. First Registrations: For first-time registrations of land, detailed plans are usually required, although a verbal description might suffice in some cases with well-defined features. Uncertainty about the land’s extent necessitates a plan​​.

  5. Transfers/Leases of Part of a Registered Estate: For transfers or leases of part of a registered estate, a plan showing the land being transferred or leased is required. Any plan used must be based on the current approved version of the estate plan, and mere verbal descriptions are not sufficient​​.

You can access this guide and more detailed information on the GOV.UK website.

A guide can be downloaded at

After gaining access to your property for the necessary site survey, our objective is to finalise the lease plans within a 48-hour timeframe. Upon completion, we will initially send you the plans via email for your review and approval.

Following your approval, we will proceed to print physical copies of the plans, which will then be dispatched to you through the post. This process ensures that you have the opportunity to examine and approve the digital version of the plans before receiving the final printed versions.

Typically, access to your property is necessary for us to conduct a detailed measurement and survey, unless you already possess comprehensive and precise plans of the property that we can utilize. In the absence of such existing detailed plans, a visit to the property for a thorough survey and measurement is essential to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the work

We will provide you with up to 8 printed hard copies of your lease plans, additional copies will be incur an additional charge.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.

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