Land Registry title plans do not show the exact line of the boundary. Land Registry is NOT responsible for defining property boundaries.
Simply put, standard map scales do not provide sufficient accuracy to dictate boundary lines. They can identify that a general boundary line is present, but are not specific enough for mapping techniques to identify a boundary to more than an accuracy of within two to three meters.
Most boundary agreements will be in writing and should be noted on your title documents. It is therefore useful to check your title documents, as well as any information you were provided with at the time you bought your property, for any mention of a boundary agreement.
If your name has been spelled incorrectly on the register or your address details are incorrect, this is a relatively minor error which fortunately can be easily rectified. In most cases, the Land Registry will rectify this free of charge.
Unfortunately most Title Plans are prepared according to the “General Boundaries Rule” which means that the Title Plan does not reflect the exact position of the boundary. This means the Land Registry can only go as far as indicating the general position of the boundaries.
The most common marking on deed plans that relates to boundaries are 'T' marks. An entry referring to a 'T' mark is normally a statement concerning the ownership of a boundary structure or the liability to maintain and repair it.
Some believe that there is a 7-year limit on adverse possession, meaning that a squatter can take ownership of land after they have been using that land without the owner's permission for a certain amount of time.
General boundaries rule
This rule means that the precise line of a boundary is undetermined by the Land Registry unless an application is made for it to be fixed. Case law has emphasised that the boundary line on a title plan is just a general boundary and cannot show the precise boundary between two properties.
Unlike a general boundary, a determined boundary shows “the exact line of the boundary of a registered estate”. The Act does not define “exact”. HM Land Registry does not determine a boundary in the sense of resolving a disagreement as to where the exact line of the boundary is located.
In case the original deed is registered, one should get the rectification deed also registered. And pay the requisite stamp duty and registration charges as per the laws in force in the State. For general mistakes like spelling mistakes, the stamp duty and registration charges are Rs 100 each.
As a rule of thumb, a build that reaches 7.2 feet is considered acceptable and anything over that we do recommend speaking to your neighbour.
There is no general rule about whether you own the fence on the left-hand or right-hand side of your property. So forget any 'rules' you've heard previously that state otherwise – not everyone will own the left-hand side of their fence.
This is a complex area and the law changed in 2003 but, in summary, if a neighbouring owner can prove the right sort of continuous and exclusive possession of the land for long enough (12 or 10 years depending upon the period in question) they may have acquired, or be entitled to acquire, title to the land, even if it ...
How Close To The Property Line Can I Build? Fences are typically built between 2 and 8 inches from the line between properties. Some areas will allow the building of fences directly on the property line, but in this case, you'll have to cooperate with your neighbor and potentially share the cost of the fence.
The best way to determine whether a fence is yours or not is by examining where it falls on the property line. If the fence is placed on your side of the property line between your house and your neighbor's, the fence is yours.
If you want to check if we have any boundary information, you can get a copy of the title register, title plan, and any 'filed' deeds we have for your own property and your neighbour's property.
The title plan does NOT show the exact position of the legal boundary nor its relationship to the physical features adopted as the general boundary.
If all else fails, and you decide to take legal action about the boundary, please note that there is normally a strict time limit of 12 years within which action can be taken.
The position of an existing irregular boundary is often defined by offsets from an adjoining water boundary. In many cases the irregular boundary is depicted at a scale that is not sufficiently accurate for determining the location of the new fixed right-line boundary.
common boundary means the boundary common to exempt land and adjoining land, and includes the boundary of exempt land which is separated by a road, railway, or water course from the boundary of any other land; Sample 1.
The simple answer is: yes, as long as you receive their express permission. Without your neighbour's permission, hanging plants, painting, or leaning something against their fence that causes damage can land you in trouble. In fact, you could be charged for criminal damage.
Indeed, the nature of the law can mean both sides may actually be right. However, a dispute still requires a resolution both for peace of mind and if either party intends to sell. You can save your buyers, your next home, and your whole transaction by using dispute resolution services.