Land Registry Guidance Boundary Agreement

2. However, it is always worth checking the registry itself in the event of a border dispute. In a very small number of cases, the land board mentions a “certain limit” (or another detail about the border). B for example a prior border agreement), either against your title or against that of your neighbour. In addition to accidental or criminal damage to a wooden fence, natural disasters are able to destroy physical boundaries. Think of the storms of October 1987 and January 1990, the occasional tornadoes that occur even in temperate England, and the catastrophic floods in Boscastle, Cornwall in 2004. This agreement will be reached on July 15, 2014 between John Smith of 10 Acacia Avenue Title, which is registered under title number XX12345 and Mary Brown of 12 Acacia Avenue Title, which is registered under title number XX67891. Under what circumstances should you ask for a set limit? In paragraph 3.3.3 of Practice Guide 40, the Cadastre advises: “A request to determine the boundary made without the involvement of the adjacent owner is not a solution to a border dispute.” Ideally, the land registry would like all applications to define the exact line of a boundary to be made jointly by adjacent landowners. So if you perceive a need to know exactly (or within 10 mm, as practice guide 40 indicates) where your limit is, then it makes sense: – talk to your neighbor and consider the need for such precision; – agree with your neighbour that the objective is not to redefine or move the border itself, but to refine the accuracy with which your common border is described (although it may be necessary to move later all the physical characteristics that appear to mark the border, but which are considered to be far from the position); – agree with your neighbour to jointly assign a surveyor who specializes in delimiting borders to advise and to develop the required plan in accordance with the specifications of practical guide 40; – Apply together to the land registry company. Wood or stakes are sometimes used to mark the boundary in a field, but they are not permanent markings on the ground, as they can be removed more easily and disintegrate. HM Cadastre clarifies border agreements and defined limits If your surveyor is not able to use an instrument like the one in the photo on the right and is not able to use the computer assistance software (CAO), then he or she will not be able to meet the land registry requirements if he or she requests the exact line of the border.

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