1. Land Registry Site (May2013)

1. Land Registry Site (May2013)

Your property boundaries Most land in England and Wales is registered with general boundaries that show the extent of the land. When a property is registered, Land Registry creates a drawing called a ‘title plan’. This will only show the general boundaries of the property, unless the previous owners had worked out the exact boundaries. You […]

8. (AP1) Application to change registry. (January 2015)

8. (AP1) Application to change registry. (January 2015)

This AP1 Land Registry Form was issued by our neighbour in his failed attempt to have the Land Registry Title Plans dividing boundary line altered for both properties. Most people use a conveyancer to make changes to the register but you can also do it yourself using our application form AP1. The AP1 is most […]

10. Expert Witness. (October 2015)

10. Expert Witness. (October 2015)

Our experiences employing an Expert Witness (Boundary Surveyor) were not a very nice experience as we dismissed our first boundary surveyor as our Expert Witness due to his extravagant costs, which I must say in his defence he advised us on prior to him being employed as our Expert Witness. Our second chose boundary surveyor […]

7. (ST1) Statement of Truth. (November 2014)

7. (ST1) Statement of Truth. (November 2014)

The State of Truth form ST1 is required for your Adverse Possession application along with your Adverse Possession ADV1 form. Form ST1: Statement of truth in support of an application for registration based upon adverse possession. Use this form to supply a statement of truth for an adverse possession application. For registered land you also […]

4. (DB) Determined Boundary Application. (July 2014)

4. (DB) Determined Boundary Application. (July 2014)

We applied after numerous attempts to resolve this boundary dispute via our Solicitor, for a Determined Boundary, form DB, which applies for your boundary line to be registered with the Land Registry as the exact precise and legal boundary line. This Determined Boundary Line removes all doubt and disputes for the owners of both properties. […]

13. Expert Witness Invoice Over-costs. (August 2016)

13. Expert Witness Invoice Over-costs. (August 2016)

Our second chose boundary surveyor after we asked him to confirm that he had previous Expert Witness experience gave us a reasonable cost for the initial Expert Witness report required and we employed him. Once both Expert Witness reports had been exchanged and the dispute had been given a Tribunal Court date our Expert Witness […]

11. Trial Bundle Documents. (January 2016)

11. Trial Bundle Documents. (January 2016)

Hearing Bundles (1) The parties must cooperate in the preparation of a bundle of documents for the use of the Tribunal and the parties at the hearing (2) Only relevant documents should be included. It is wasteful for unnecessary documents to be put in the bundle. The parties are required to be sensible and practical […]

12. Boundary Dispute Court Hearing. (March 2016)

12. Boundary Dispute Court Hearing. (March 2016)

The Tribunal’s decision will normally be reserved and given at a later date. Given the circumstances of this case, the Tribunal requests entry to conduct a site inspection of the disputed land at 2pm on 29 February 2016 for the purposes of determining the above matter. Please ensure that access to the land will be […]

6. First-Tier Tribunal. (November 2014)

6. First-Tier Tribunal. (November 2014)

Your case may be referred to the Land Registration division of the Property Chamber if somebody disputes your application to the Land Registry. This is known as a ‘reference case’. Both parties will be sent a letter by the tribunal after your case has been referred by the Land Registry. The letter will explain whether […]

3. Boundary Solicitors. (October 2013)

3. Boundary Solicitors. (October 2013)

When you move into your house, establishing the exact position of your boundaries is not high on your list of priorities. During the conveyancing process your solicitor should identify any boundary problems but there are three simple steps you can take to avoid any problems. Ask your solicitor for an Official Copy of the Land […]

2. Boundary Surveyors. (August 2013)

2. Boundary Surveyors. (August 2013)

Finding the right surveyor to do most specialist surveying tasks can be difficult. There is no surveying equivalent to the NHS referral system operated by general practitioners, alias family doctors. So you may feel confused as you are left alone to identify the right kind of surveyor for the task that you require to be […]

5. (ADV1) Adverse Possession Claims. (November 2014)

5. (ADV1) Adverse Possession Claims. (November 2014)

The Nature of Adverse Possession 1.1. Limitation of Actions Adverse possession is a mechanism which allows a trespasser to acquire title to land and to displace the rights of the ‘paper owner’. It is based on the principle of limitation of actions whereby an action in the courts becomes ‘statute-barred’ after a certain period of […]