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  • Land Registry, Title deeds help
  • dumbbot
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    Hi,

    My folks are have problems with the neighbor nextdoor building and extension, he’s being a dick about access and a fence thats stood for 30years, despite us perhaps foolishly allowing access for brickwork and rendering etc.

    Where would be the place to see the plans of our house and property, to see what ours? They own it outright.

    thanks

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    They own it outright.

    They should have the deeds then?

    Jakester
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    Land Registry is unlikely to be of much assistance, as unless the title register has a specific boundary agreement the boundaries on the plan are merely for indicative purposes only, and are accurate only +/- 1 metre.

    If they have pre-registration deeds it might be worth taking a look.

    If that is no help, you can seek an order under the Access to Neighbouring Land Act if you need to go on his land for the purposes of maintaining your property.

    IHN
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    https://www.gov.uk/search-property-information-land-registry

    However, from that site:

    If you live in England or Wales, there’s usually no record of:

    – the exact boundary between two properties
    – who owns the hedge, wall, tree or fence between 2 properties

    You can get an idea of where the boundaries for your property are by looking at its title plan. Most title plans don’t show exact boundaries – you usually don’t need to have the exact boundaries recorded anywhere.

    The rules are different in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    Jakester
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    They own it outright.

    They should have the deeds then?

    Not if it’s registered – nowadays if the deeds were sent to mortgage co they’re like to have been shredded as all the salient info should be on the register of title. Even if you’ve paid off your mortgage, the bank is likely to have binned them off.

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    bear-uk
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    If its any help there house insurance will help with boundary disputes.

    I had a similar situation and the insurance paid for a Surveyor to decide where the boundary line was.

    shakers97
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    You need the deeds which as has been noted if they own the house outright they should have somewhere safe. There’s often a misapprehension that you own the boundary to the left with your back to the house but that’s not always true. Look at the deeds. Land Reg will record interests in the land, restrictive conevents, leasehold interests etc, and will have a plan of the registered title but you really need the deeds for what you want.

    You can download the official copy of the registered title from Land Reg online for a few quid if you want to.

    nickjb
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    Might be worth having a copy of what is on the land registry. It only costs £4. You can download the neighbour’s too, but it is unlikely to have much on.   Maybe ask on GardenLaw.co.uk they are good at this sort of thong

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