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Land Registery question when registering an old property

georgemanor Posts: 12
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edited 6 December 2023 at 10:10AM in House buying, renting & selling
Sorry @Land_Registry i couldnt find your main thread

Hi, i've got a question about LR.I bought a 1850s home and it was currently unregistered. The original conveyncing had an ordance surveyors map from back then had a diagram showing the border and right of access.When i registered, we provided this OS map but the LR rejected it due to the map being so old and some features being outdated. But we had a map survery done a few months ago by the sellers and we submitted that instead.This map survey only contained a rough border and was slightly smaller than the original border in the osr map. The property also has a physical border marked by fence which shows its true size.Should i be worried that when i registered this property the map search i provided will lower my property boundaries and remove my right of access? because the original title and map shows it correctly.Thanks

original: (blue line indicating right of access)

original osr:

new map survey submitted: (As you can see the border seems to be a bit smaller when submitted)

or is it nothing to worry about regarding borders because its not entirely accurate? Id say the current physical border based on the fence is more accurate to the osr map (middle picture).

Also the right of access, did it need to be highlighted again?



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    I don’t quite follow what’s actually happened to date so unable to really answer anything specific 
    In general terms when applying to register for the first time you need to confirm the extent you are applying to register - see PG 1 section 4.3.3
    If you relied a very old plan it could be rejected as we need to try and match the property against current OS detail as PG 1 explains 
    We register the general boundaries so whilst those don’t define the exact legal boundary but if the differences are such that you can easily see you’ve lost land inc access then it matters. 
    But an application doesn’t rely on a plan alone so the deeds are also important here. 
    So if you’ve registered and it’s not right or it’s still with us and you need help then speak to your conveyancer to discuss options 
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