Show the whole of the property including any garage, parking space, bin store or garden ground.
This is fairly self-explanatory; the area of land you are defining needs to include all the other extra bits that you may own, use or have access to. The colours, hatching and edging to define these extra bits will be outlined in your legal documents. If you are unsure about any points, speak to your solicitor.
Access drives or pathways if they form part of property boundaries.
Similar to the point above, all access ways to your property within the boundary need to be indicated.
Undefined boundaries accurately and where necessary, by reference to measurements.
Undefined boundaries are where different properties are demarked by something that doesn’t exist on site. For example, a field may not have a fence line going through it to define one farmer’s piece of land next to another. If this is the case, you need to give practical measurements to nearby fixed objects to help others to stake out and define these lines accurately.
Measurements that correspond, so far as possible, to scaled measurements.
The measurements provided in your plan should be accurately drawn so they appear at the correct scale. For instance, if a fence line is 30 metres from a lamp post on site, the line on the plan should be correctly drawn in the right location and to the correct scale. Your 30-metre line should scale to 30 metres, not 60!
Measurements in metres to two decimal places.
The measurements on your drawing should be to the correct number format. For example, 30.16 metres. Not 30.1 metres or 30.163 metres.
Land and property clearly (for example by edging, colouring, stippling or hatching) – the edging/colouring must not obscure any other detail.
It is important that the lines, hatching and other detail on the plan doesn’t significantly cover any other detail. This is because covering or hiding elements may cause disparity with neighbours or the Land Registry, which may need more accuracy for your property boundaries.
In plans where you are showing a complicated boundary such as splitting a building or complicated fence lines, it’s worth showing a more detailed plan separately. The suggested size would be 1:200 – ensure your scale bars are correctly shown for this new plan!
All colours referred to in the deed, with their extents clearly defined.
The colours referred to in your legal documents should match your new plans. Your solicitors should double check these and pick up any issues.