Lease Plan and Land Registry FAQs

Q: I’M SELLING MY PROPERTY AND THE ESTATE AGENT HAS ALREADY PREPARED A FLOOR PLAN. CAN I USE THIS?
A: Estate agent floor plans are normally surveyed and drawn for marketing purposes and don’t show all the details and features you will need to include on a Land Registry compliant plan. We are always happy to check the plan you already have to see if it can be adapted and converted into a compliant plan.

Q: WHAT MAKES A LEASE PLAN LAND REGISTRY COMPLIANT?
A: The Land Registry Practice Guide 40 sets the rules and guidelines to follow.
A compliant lease plan must be drawn to a recognised metric scale, indicate its orientation, show enough details to be identified on the Ordnance Survey map, show the demised area within the building and the building within the context of the surrounding areas, show the full address, and show the floor level. They should also include any demised area outside, rights of way and correct colouring. The lease plan should not be marked “for identification purposes only”.

Q: WHERE CAN I FIND A COPY OF THE LAND REGISTRY PRACTICE GUIDE?
A: Please follow this link to download the “Guidance for preparing plans for Land Registry applications”.

Q: ARE ALL YOUR LEASE PLANS LAND REGISTRY COMPLIANT?
A: Yes, they are. Floorplanz has carried out Land Registry compliant lease plans for the past 20 years and our team supply law firms, surveyors, developers, commercial agents, high profile asset management investment firms and private clients.

All our Land Registry plans are fully compliant with The Land Registry Practice Guide 40.

Q: DO YOUR LAND REGISTRY COMPLIANT LEASE PLANS INCLUDE ALL THE NECESSARY COLOURING AND HATCHING?
A: Yes they do and they are normally added to the lease plan in accordance with the information we have. We do, however, ask you to check with your solicitor if our assumptions are correct. The colouring and descriptions are listed in the property’s deeds and we don’t normally have a copy of this document.

Q: HOW DOES YOUR LAND REGISTRY PLANS AND LEASE PLANS SERVICE WORK?
A: It follows 4 simple steps:
1) Contact us by email or telephone (0203 905 60 99) to get a quote;
2) Our local surveyor will call you to arrange a convenient time for the survey;
3) Our surveyor will inspect your property. We will send you a draft copy of your lease plans for your approval;
4) Upon approval, the final lease plan drawings will be printed to scale and posted to you.

It’s as easy as that!

Q: HOW MUCH DOES YOUR LEASE PLAN SERVICE COST?
A: Costs may vary, depending on the type of service required and size of the property, but our Land Registry lease plan service starts from only £99.00 + VAT (if you can provide .dwg/.dxf files of the Ordnance Survey map and property floor plan).

Q: MY PROPERTY NEEDS SEVERAL LAND REGISTRY COMPLIANT LEASE PLANS. DO YOU OFFER ANY DISCOUNT FOR MULTIPLE PROPERTIES?
A: Yes, we do offer a discount for any additional property, providing that they can all be accessed and surveyed within one visit.

Q: DO YOU OFFER NATIONAL COVERAGE?
A: Yes, our Land Registry and lease plan service offers national coverage. We have a network of 100+ surveyors across the country. Normally our fees are inclusive of any travel expense. Some remote areas, however, may incur a small additional fee to cover our travel expenses which will be agreed with you in advance and stated clearly in the quotation.

Q: HOW QUICKLY CAN YOU MEASURE MY HOUSE?
A: If you have been advised to commission a Lease plan you are probably in the process of selling, buying or letting a property. We acknowledge these are stressful times but our objective is to keep the process as efficient and as smooth as possible. We aim to survey your property within 1-3 days of receiving your instructions. We will then send you the draft plans within 3-4 working days of the survey. A next day survey service is also available for an additional fee.

Q: SO, WHY FLOORPLANZ?
A: Having been in business since 1989 we are one of the original floor plans suppliers to the property industry and a leader in the preparation of Land Registry compliant lease plans. Over the years, we’ve gained a great deal of experience and knowledge and as a result the bulk of our work comes from repeat business. That said, we regularly work with private clients and no job is too small.
Our customer service team is always on hand to help you. Our surveyors have the experience to cover all types of property from small retail units to major commercial and residential sites.

Q: WHAT OTHER SERVICES DO YOU PROVIDE?
A: Other services include a wide range of professional property services – measured building surveys, marketing floor plans, property photography including aerial drones, EPCs (domestic and non-domestic), property brochure design and Property CGIs are amongst the services Floorplanz can offer estate agents, property developers and both commercial & private property sellers.

Please contact us for further information on 0203 905 60 99.