What is a Title Plan?

A title plan is a plan based on Ordnance Survey mapping that shows the boundary of the area of land in a registered estate. It graphically shows information that is contained within the property register and must be viewed in conjunction with the register document. The property register is a written description of the registered estate. There are three elements of a registered title; these are (1) The property register, (2) the title plan and (3) any other documents referred to in the register and filed at HM Land Registry. The property register is covered under rule 5 of the Land Registration Rules 2003.


The title plan is intended to support the property description in the register by graphically representing and identifying the general extent of the land in a registered title. The boundary shown is a general boundary, unless specifically identified as a determined boundary. It may also 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 land described in the registered title is shown using red edging. The red edging follows the inside of the line of the physical boundaries or the plotted lines of undefined boundaries surrounding the property.


The primary service Michael Gallie and Partners can provide relating to title plans is to assist clients in realising their boundary in the real world through accurate survey. This may be necessary in for the purposes of planning future site development or as part of a boundary dispute. This process will involve a Chartered Surveyor and the expert team at Michael Gallie and Partners carrying out a site survey using the latest survey equipment to produce an accurate topographic survey detailing all the surface features of the site that are of significance to the boundary. We can then analyze the title plan and property register to overlay the red edging onto our topographic survey. Should this service be of interest, or you wish to discuss further, please do not hesitate to contact us at enquiries@michaelgallie.co.uk