In 2003 the Land Registry introduced new rules which stated that any new lease lasting seven years or longer must be registered with the Land registry and be accompanied by a compliant lease plan.
This includes ensuring that the plan is drawn to a requisite scale, uses Ordnance Survey mapping as part of the submission, and shows how the building is positioned in relating to the surrounding area.
Lease Plans are now a legal requirement. If you are selling your property with a new lease, or are increasing the length of your lease, or if you are extending the demise of your flat (extensions etc) you will need a new Lease plan.
A Title Plan is a map produced by Land Registry to record the general position of the boundaries of a registered title. The purpose of the title plan is to support
the property description in the register by providing a graphic representation and identifying the general extent of the land in a registered title.
When land is being transferred/sold, there must be a way to clearly describe the land being made subject of the transfer/sale.
Normally the land will be within a part of an existing title. In which case a Transfer plan will help illustrate exactly what land is being transferred out of a title.
The plan should be Land Registry Compliant (to a scale of 1:500 or 1:1250) and have a north point.