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Transfer Plan

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What is a ‘Transfer Plan’?

A ‘transfer plan’ is a plan drawn to accompany either a Transfer Deed or a Deed of Conveyance in order to identify and to describe the boundaries of a parcel of land that is offered for sale. The plan then forms a permanent record, together with its parent deed, of the boundaries of the land.

When should you commission a transfer plan?

  • When you are creating a new parcel of land, usually by the subdivision of an existing parcel of land.
  • When you are selling an existing parcel of land whose boundaries are inadequately described by the existing title deeds and plans relating to the property.

Why is a transfer plan needed?

A transfer plan, together with its parent transfer deed, forms the basis of an application to Land Registry for the first registration of the title to a newly created parcel of land. It will form the basis on which Land Registry draws up the title plan for the registered title.

What are the characteristics of a transfer plan?

The transfer plan should be at a sufficiently large scale (and certainly no smaller than the 1:1250 scale used for most title plans) to clearly identify the boundaries and to show their positions accurately.

A well drawn transfer plan will also describe the boundaries and contain dimensions that would later enable a layman equipped with no more than a tape measure to accurately relocate any boundaries whose physical expression (e.g. a fence) has been lost or moved.

Service offered

Jon Maynard Boundaries Ltd can:

  • assist the vendor by suggesting a suitable position for a new boundary,
  • survey and describe the boundaries to the standards laid down by Land Registry,
  • check that the transfer plan is not in conflict with the boundaries of any adjoining registered land.

The process will involve our surveyor examining relevant documentary evidence (see leaflet JMB32) to satisfy himself:

  • that he has correctly identified the registered proprietors of the land,
  • that the client's intentions do not conflict with the boundaries of adjoining registered titles.

A visit to the site will be necessary:

  • to check the boundaries of adjoining land;
  • to make any measurements necessary to define any new boundary,
  • to do any land surveying that is required for the purpose of drawing up the transfer plan.

Expected outcome

The transfer plan will enable Land Registry to record the general boundaries of any newly created title to land.


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Some past cases

2009,  Transfer plan,  Ash Green,  Surrey,  Division of large garden surrounding two dwellings to create two separate properties
2008,  Transfer plan,  Petworth,  West Sussex,  sale of part of a field to enlarge the garden of a neighbouring house
2008,  Midhurst,  West Sussex,  Transfer Plan.
2006,  Transfer Plan,  Aldershot,  Hampshire,  Prepare transfer plan to divide one garden hitherto shared by two houses belonging to different members of same family.
2004,  Boundary advice,  Liphook,  Hampshire,  Ascertain boundaries of 2.4 Ha (5.9 acre) farm and prepare sales plan.
2001,  Transfer plan,  Dibden Purlieu,  Hampshire.  Prepare transfer plan for sub-division to create a building plot.