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  • Land Registry Plan

    I am considering making an off on a bungalow. The HIP includs a Land Resistry plan of the property with the building outlined in red. However, the building has been extended but the addition is not shown on the plan. What is the significance of this, and is it a potential source of problem?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Steve

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    The Land Registry plan shows the boundaries of the registered title only. On some new build purchases the LR plans do not even show the house at all!

    In English law you buy land and if there is a house on ithe land you may well pay more for it, but it is the land you buy, so the details of what buildings are on the land are not vital for Land Registry purposes with an ordinary freehold. Obviously if there is a block of flats the plan will have to show the outline of the building to show where the flat is within it.

    The Land Registry are not the least bit interested in extensions sheds etc that may be on the land. As and when they come to update their plans with a new Ordnance Survey extract (which might not be for 20 years or more) an extension might then show, but only because it is on the more up to date Ordnance extract.

    Your solicitor will check whether the appropriate planning, building regulation, and possibly covenant, consents were obtained (or not required) for the extension.
    RICHARD WEBSTERwww.rwco.co.uk
    As a conveyancing solicitor I want to be helpful (England/Wales only) but can't accept liability for this.

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      Thanks for the info.

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