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How to Apply to Land Registry

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How to Apply to Land Registry

Many homeowners are confused when it comes to their property boundaries of adjoining lands. This can be down to the low standards required in the description of boundaries. These standards were set in place to sell discrete, small pieces of land (often referred to as parcels) and for the purposes of registering a title to these parcels. There are some cases where neighbouring landowners are on good enough terms with one another that they can discuss...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-30 09:54:13 Read More

Do I need an expert witness

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Do I need an expert witness

There are numerous reasons why boundary issues arise, but there are two which are the most common. Firstly, disputes can occur when one of the neighbours deliberately or unknowingly replace the boundary structure such as a fence, a ditch or a hedge. Secondly, a dispute can arise if the plans and/title documents are not transparent or have a conflict. Therefore, since the Land Registry documents & Ordnance Survey Plans claim not to be 100%...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-30 09:43:47 Read More

Commercial Property Purchases

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Commercial Property Purchases

Commercial property surveyors are comprehensive and concentrate on several tasks like prioritising the needs of a client besides monetary valuation. Therefore, anyone involved in commercial property from buyers to sellers, landlords, and tenants, it is important to understand the role played by commercial property surveyors. The primary role of chartered surveyors is to help homebuyers in survey or valuation before buying a home. But they can...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-30 09:33:30 Read More

How Does Mediation Work

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How Does Mediation Work

An Independent mediator can offer a variety of benefits when you choose this route to handle a dispute. Sometimes it can be challenging to come to a resolution, but an independent mediator is trained to help both parties reach agreement. They can help to foster a positive solution that both sides will be happy with, enabling both sides to be heard. This process is considered to be a forward-looking process, and it's active in trying to dismantle...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 14:59:17 Read More

Land Registry Property Register

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Land Registry Property Register

Since 1993, the HM Land Registry has been responsible for the records regarding most land or property sold in both England or Wales. Their records include the title plane, title summary, any flood risk indicators, and the title register. There are three different registers which make up the Land Registry’s electronic register:The Property RegisterThe Proprietorship RegisterThe Charges RegisterEach of these parts provide different details of the...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 14:47:48 Read More

What Does A Building Survey Consist Of

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What Does A Building Survey Consist Of

Formerly known as a structural survey, a building survey denotes a very comprehensive inspection of all the vital components of a property. It provides owners with a detailed evaluation of the overall condition of their building. In essence, an evaluation report describes the status of every single element of the building. It pinpoints any defect, its cause, and the need for repair as well as maintenance costs. The entire process consists of the...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 14:39:06 Read More

What Does A Chartered Surveyor Do

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What Does A Chartered Surveyor Do

It is hard to define precisely what a chartered surveyor does as there are many different variations of the job. The most basic definition is that they are involved in land, property and the construction of buildings. They can examine structures for any structural defects and work out the value of land and property. They can also let you know if there are any other problems in the property such as damp or Japanese Knotweed. The work that surveyors...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 14:30:02 Read More

If A Boundary Dispute Goes To Court

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If A Boundary Dispute Goes To Court

Boundary disputes have been common over the years, and even after they’ve been settled, the parties involved develop animosity. Some of the reasons for animosity include the feelings they invoke and misuse of money, especially on small parcels of land.At the end of a boundary dispute, the parties involved face judicial criticism besides spending a lot of money on the case. Therefore, even if one of the parties involved won the case, it is not easy...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 14:20:05 Read More

What is a Land Registry Title Plan

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What is a Land Registry Title Plan

The process of identifying boundaries with precision is not easy because the legal boundaries and the physical boundaries are different. As a result, completing the registration of a title can result in disputes even in areas or parcels of lands where none existed. If you own a piece of land, it is crucial to understand that Title Plans do not show the exact boundaries in the land title. However, for landowners to understand this, a joint statement...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 14:08:29 Read More

What is the boundary of my property

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What is the boundary of my property

Boundary disputes may arise due to a few inches, and the extent of these disputes may depend on your neighbour. To solve the dispute, parties involved rely on their Land Registry Title Plan to see the boundary positions and markings. If this information is not obtained, frustration can be seen on either of the parties. But, how can you define your property boundary? Here are three ways you should consider using:This refers to a line that’s drawn...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-27 13:51:03 Read More

What to do if Neighbour is Encroaching

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What to do if Neighbour is Encroaching

There are instances when you think that your neighbour knowingly or not has placed their boundary fence in the wrong place. This can occur when part of their structure or driveway overlaps onto your property. In that case, there are options available before taking the case to your lawyer. It is crucial you understand the nature of the dispute. You will need to know where the exact boundary is, as any fence placement may not represent the legal boundary...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:58:16 Read More

Boundary Dispute Prevention

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Boundary Dispute Prevention

Boundary disputes and party wall conflicts are significant issues faced by property owners in commercial and industrial properties as well as local neighbourhoods. In a single year, thousands of people make legal requests for advice on party wall disputes between neighbours. This number of disputes has increased compared to previous years. Misunderstood or inaccurately measured boundaries are the main cause of encroachment disputes including...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:49:59 Read More

Dealing With Boundary Disputes

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Dealing With Boundary Disputes

There is a good chance that you will need to seek expert advice if you become involved in a boundary dispute with your neighbour. You will get the advice from a chartered surveyor or chartered land surveyor specialising in boundary disputes. You will need to look at the two properties deed records held at the land registry offices. That will help in establishing which parts of the land belonging to each of you. The surveyor's report may get...

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Resolving Boundary Disputes

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Resolving Boundary Disputes

A boundary can simply be defined as a frontier which marks the limits of an area. Boundaries comprise of walls, hedges, fences, stones and edgings just to mention but a few. Nevertheless, delineating one’s boundary has been a problem and an issue of concern since time immemorial. It is common to hear of people complaining about breach of boundaries. This usually occurs when a homeowner infringes or makes changes to a boundary without gaining consent...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:46:54 Read More

Accused of Encroaching on Land

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Accused of Encroaching on Land

Conflicts with a next-door neighbour should not become issues that never reach a resolution. An understanding of who is responsible for the boundary and where it ends can offer long-lasting solutions. Many issues can be resolved easily and avoided altogether. If you have been accused of encroaching your neighbours land, you need not worry. We have identified a number of practical ways to help solve this issue. 1. It is necessary to understand...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:43:57 Read More

Interpreting Boundaries from Title Deeds

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Interpreting Boundaries from Title Deeds

Have you ever wondered how people are able to identify legal boundary from the title deeds? It can be mind-boggling to a normal person how that comes into play but in reality, the professionals use an Ordnance Survey map to help them translate the landscape into the mapping that we use today. The Ordnance Survey map features a line that shows that a certain feature existed in that position as per the limitations at the time of the survey. Although...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:37:03 Read More

Where are My Property Boundaries

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Where are My Property Boundaries

Although people who own pieces of land think that they have ownership of the right/left boundary, there is no legal basis for this. Sometimes, the title deeds that we use to register the property might mention the boundaries. This can be good news if the deed has mentioned such information, it is guaranteed that the same is in the register. However, a lot of deeds do not mention about boundaries, and it is upon the owners to determine what to...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:35:15 Read More

Understanding Boundary Descriptions

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Understanding Boundary Descriptions

Boundaries result from the owner of land dividing a large piece of land into small sections- or parcels of land. The owner then puts up the divided parcels of land for sale. Consequently, the owner of the property is therefore responsible for defining or describing where the new boundaries of these created pieces of land will be. Boundary descriptions are usually in the earliest title deed which can either be a conveyance or transfer deed...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:33:27 Read More

Making and Describing New Boundaries

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Making and Describing New Boundaries

After reviewing how methods of describing new boundaries come into effect, it is necessary to consider how such new boundaries can arise. The methods used to create new boundaries can result in different boundary descriptions. There are four methods for making and describing new boundaries: An owner of a large area of undeveloped land that has access to a road sells single building plots to several individual buyers. The description...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:31:45 Read More

Legal Boundary Advice

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Legal Boundary Advice

Sometimes, knowing where the boundary of your property is can be very tricky. It can even be more confusing and troublesome if you have a difficult neighbour who will not hesitate to take you to court if he or she thinks you are encroaching on his or her property. Dealing with the issue of the boundary is very sensitive and thus, you should not proceed without professional and legal boundary advice. The first thing most people think...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:30:04 Read More

Retaining Walls

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Retaining Walls

A retaining wall is any structure made to retain or hold soil behind it. Among the numerous materials that one can make retraining walls with are treated timber, poured concrete, concrete blocks, boulders or rocks. When the ground level between the land on two sides of a wall changes, you should build a retaining wall. It should be stronger than the common walls so that it can offer maximum support to the land retained on the higher side. Some...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:27:19 Read More

Typical Boundary Descriptions

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Typical Boundary Descriptions

Typical boundary descriptions are in the parcels clause of the initial conveyance concerning the parcel of land. Unfortunately, the deeds do not disclose who wrote the parcels clause. It could have been the seller tasked with deciding where the boundary would fall, or the real estate agent selling the land on the seller's behalf, or the solicitor responsible for conveyancing.  Examples of boundaries descriptions in the...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:25:45 Read More

The Position of Boundaries

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The Position of Boundaries

Documentary Evidence for the Position of Boundaries The conveyance plan or the transfer plan uses ‘T-marks’ to show the ownership. Alternatively, the deed wording can state who the owner is. When you cannot determine the owner, you can use physical evidence to establish the position of the boundary.Careful research may produce evidence of more historical documents that may or may not have been formally registered with the Land Registry,...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-09-20 15:20:49 Read More

Defining and Identifying Property Line

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Defining and Identifying Property Line

Boundary lines, or property lines, are used to define points where your land ends and where your neighbour’s land starts. This information is contained in your property deed or survey files you received when purchasing the property. You can also get it from the county assessor’s office using mapping tools.Before you erect any structure along the boundary line, for instance, a fence, be sure to verify the correct position of your property...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-05-08 09:48:00 Read More

Responsibility for Fences

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Responsibility for Fences

A fence is a permanent structure that surrounds premises and offers security and protection for those within. There are no stipulated laws that demand that it is compulsory for one to surround their premises with a fence. If you have purchased a property with existing fences, the conveyance deed may include a specific agreement requiring the purchaser of the land and property to maintain the fence. Defining property boundaries:...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-04-24 09:47:00 Read More

Extensions and Boundary Lines

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Extensions and Boundary Lines

Every once in a while, you may want to extend your house for both practical and financial gains. It is within the law, as well as clearly stipulated in your local Development Plan as long as it does not interfere with the appearance of the existing property, adjoining properties and the set of terms and scale, design and materials. Having said that, you may realise that a lot of consideration is required when one is planning a domestic...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-04-03 09:46:00 Read More

Selling a Property with Boundary Dispute

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Selling a Property with Boundary Dispute

If you are amidst an ongoing boundary dispute with your neighbour, it can eventually worsen to the point where you'd rather move away. However, the looming question is whether or not the seller will be able to sell a property that has a dispute over its boundary.The short answer is that it depends on the purchasing method of the buyer; they will not be able to secure a mortgage when there is a dispute over the boundary. However, this restriction...

Posted by: Admin on: 2019-03-20 09:45:00 Read More

Can I remove my Boundary Hedge

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Can I remove my Boundary Hedge

Hedges are popular among homeowners for their decorative appeal, as well as their ability to define and decorate property boundaries. However, they must be planted on agreeable property boundaries to serve sufficiently as borders. Despite their aesthetics and practical versatility, they are often the cause of conflicts and disputes between neighbouring parties. Disagreements often arise regarding their maintenance or when their...

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