A title plan is a basic plan which will locate the extent of the property and land, and show its surrounding environment. This can be often be generated from an OS map without the need to visit the site.
The purpose of the title plan is to support the property description in the Land Register by providing a graphic representation and identifying the general extent of the land in a registered title. In addition to showing the land in a registered title, a title plan may contain other plan references which identify any parts of the land or adjoining land affected by entries in the register, such as easements, covenants or areas of land removed from the title. The title plan was previously known as the ‘filed plan’ and you may still see it described in this way.
A title plan can be sufficient if there are no leasehold parts and if there are no shared common areas.
Plans which are sent to Land Registry will be checked for compliance so its important that the details are correctly presented. Land Registry requirements state that plans must be clearly labelled and coherent and drawn to an approved metric scale usually 1:1250 for typical urban sites and sometime 1:2500 for larger sites and agricultural land. Appropriate scale bars and North Points must be used and its good practice to include the paper size they were created on. Land Registry Compliant edging, shading and hatching should be used to identify certain areas which in turn needs to match the legal documents they support.