Services

We offer a range of services and solutions relating to measured surveying and plan drawing. Along with producing plans for legal & mortgage purposes we also produce record drawings, Existing and Proposed plans/ Elevations/ Sections to assist with Planning Applications. Our sister company can also produce accurate detailed high quality 3D CGI to support design development, Planning Applications and Appeals or for marketing purposes.

Here is our main services list, although other options are available. Please get in contact if you have any queries relating to these or any other types of projects you feel we might be able to assist you with.

LEASE PLANS

 AN AGREEMENT

A lease is an agreement between a freeholder and a lessee. Along with the written agreement, a Lease usually requires a Land Registry Compliant Plan of the property (Lease Plan) which identifies the perimeter of the leased area and any communal areas shared on the premises.

 LAND REGISTRY

Plans are sent to Land Registry to be checked and registered. Requirements state that plans must be clearly labelled, drawn to an approved metric scale, shown clearly in context to their location on a map.

 LAYOUT

The orientation must be identified and a scale bar must be included. Access and all relevant floors should be shown, with the property clearly identifiable by suitable colouring, edging and hatching to match the terms of the lease.

TRUSTED SPECIALISTS

Our reliable service coupled with a cost efficient, open and honest pricing structure means that we are the number one choice for several of Brighton’s leading solicitors.

ACCURATE SURVEY

We will survey your property using the latest in Leica laser measuring technology then digitally draw the plans using CAD. We will then send the plans electronically, in the post – or both.

DIGITISING

We can convert existing paper plans to digital formats to match the specifications of many of our plans. Such plans are re-created in a CAD to ensuring neatness and consistency. This avoids the need for us to make a site visit, which will reduce our fees.

TITLE PLANS

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.

DEED OF VARIATION PLANS

In cases where there has been a change to the physical layout, if there is an error in the lease pertaining to a leasehold property, or where the demise has been extended, a deed of variation will be needed. The lease will need to be varied to rectify the problem, a deed of variation will need to be agreed and signed with your landlord. The Deed of Variation will include an amended Land Registry Compliant plan to support the written documents prepared by a Solicitor.

Almost all leases have restrictions on alterations to the property. If structural alteration are to be made to a property, agreement and permissions from the Freeholder must be sought beforehand. This agreement would be set out formally in a licence for alterations, a legal document setting out what the landlord says you can and cannot do in terms of structural changes to your property. Furthermore it is advisable to obtain a deed of variation if carrying out changes to a leasehold property in advance of putting it on the market as difficulties may be experienced at the point of sale – causing delays or potentially losing a buyer.

Some common reasons to need a Deed of Variation are where a lease plan doesn’t accurately reflect the current demise of a leasehold, where there has been an extension to the boundary of the building ie purchasing a cupboard or extra room, or where a leasehold property has extended into a loft space.

LICENSING PLANS

Since 24th November 2005, all premises serving alcohol or late night hot food are required to submit a plan with their Premises License Application. A plan of the premises needs to meet the requirements set out in the Licensing Act 2003 .

A licensing plans is similar in many ways to a Lease Plan but requires additional information and some different delineation. In general, these plans are also required to identify points of access & egress,  fixed structure including furniture or other objects which may impact on any escape routes, height and location of stages, position of steps, stairs, lifts, location of toilets, location of any kitchens and the location and type of fire safety equipment.

RECORD DRAWINGS

An ‘as-built’ copy of a property for record purposes, future use, or to enable proposed designs. As well as floor plans, we can also produce sections, elevations and proposals and can offer design solutions which can be developed ready for a Planning Application.

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