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15 Jul 2016 - present page (site home)
Add new PDF paper to FREE DOWNLOADS areaWhy Setting out your boundary from a title plan is WRONG
05 Jul 2016 - Boundary Problems
Boundary Dispute Resolution Methods
26 Jun 2016 - Boundary Problems
Add paragraph to the section headed "Mediation":
"It is in principle unsound to determine the true position of a boundary through the process of mediation. It would, however, be legitimate for the parties to a dispute to negotiate (through mediation) a settlement to a dispute that involves knowingly altering the position of a boundary (and taking the appropriate legal steps to record that alteration) in return for some concession by the party that benefits from the movement of the boundary."
Boundary Dispute Resolution Methods
06 Jan 2016 - Boundary Problems
Re-write the first part of the page to strengthen the message that Land Registry's title plans are not to be relied upon for the exact line of the boundary.
Land Registry's Title Plans
26 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Minor corrections.
Using Ordnance Survey maps
26 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Minor corrections.
Investigating Boundaries
26 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Add section "When the Party Wall, etc Act 1996 applies.
Add section "Objecting to your neighbour's planning application.
Other minor additions.
Other neighbour disputes
26 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Add two references to the Party Wall Act 1996.
Walls and boundaries
26 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Remove referencves to the repealed Propery Misdescriptions Act 1991.
Expand the section on the Law of Property Act 1925.
Expand the section on the Party Wall Act 1996.
13 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Six additional and one extended definitions of terminology.
13 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Three additional paragraphs plus sundry re-wordings to strengthen the message
Documentary Evidence for Boundaries
12 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Mutliple re-wordings to strengthen the message
Multiple updates to external links
Land Registry's Title Plans
05 Dec 2015 - Boundary Problems
Expand page with new sections on
- Cultural factors - a culture of ignorance
- Cultural factors - the lack of a regulatory authority
- Cultural factors - Obstacles to dispute resolution
Causes of boundary disputes
30 Nov 2015 - Boundary Problems
Multiple re-wordings / clarifrications.
Conveyance Deeds and Deed Plans
25 Nov 2015 - Boundary Problems
Expand/rephrase "It will also help if you can find your way behind your neighbour's complaint to identify what is the real problem that needs addressing."
Expand/rephrase "" [eg. his drive is not wide enough to allow him to park a car beside his Victorian house - but there weren't any cars in Victorian times!]"
Neighbour psychology & boundaries
22 Nov 2015 - Boundary Problems
New section on "Expert Evaluation".
New section on "Giving the settlement permanence".
Change references from "Adjudicator to Land Registry" to "Land Registration division of the Property Chamber (First-tier Tribunal)".
Additional material on the "RICS Neighbour Disputes Service".
Additional thoughts on mediation.
Sundry further corrections and additions.
Boundary Dispute Resolution Methods
22 Nov 2015 - Boundary Problems
Rename page from "Boundary Definitions of Registered and Unregistered Land" to "Boundary Descriptions"
Add new section "Historical Context";
Substantial additional material in "Making and Describing New Boundaries" section;
Multiple small revisons elsewhere.
Boundary Descriptions
22 Nov 2015 - Boundary Problems
Boundaries: The Essentials
Replace, where appropropriate, the words "define" and "definition" and their derivatives with the words "describe" and "description" and their derivatives.
Increase by four lines of text the strapline, or subheading, at the top of the page:
Land Registry does not define property boundaries
but is required by law to show a general line of the boundary
and is required by regulations to use an Ordnance Survey map on which to do so.
That Ordnance Survey map is prevented by law from
ascertaining, altering, or affecting property boundaries.

Boundaries: The Essentials
22 Nov 2015 - Boundary Problems
Agreed and Determined Boundaries:
Update photograph of survey instrument.
Added text "To overcome this limitation, Land Registry will accept determined boundary applications that are based on Ordnance Survey's National Grid coordinates."
and altered text "In spite of the above limitation, determined Determined boundaries have a lot of potential ..." near to end of page.
Agreed and Determined Boundaries
18 Jun 2015 - Boundary Problems
Additional Frequently Asked Questions:
Buying a house: How do I check the boundaries?
Buying a house: Searches reveal some of the land is unregistered.
Buying a house: Searches reveal the vendor is adversely possessing some of the land.
Frequently Asked Questions
08 Mar 2015 - Boundary Problems
Revisions to:
Title Plans show only general boundaries;
What does a title plan show?;
General Boundaries at Road Frontages;
all on the page:
Land Registry's Title Plans
31 Jan 2015 - present page (site home)
Add new PDF paper to FREE DOWNLOADS area - "10 Things About Boundaries Every Landowner Should Know"
07 Jan 2015 - present page (site home)


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