A Title Plan is a Plan prepared by Land Registry to illustrate the extent of a registered title. Based on an Ordnance Survey map, the title plan indicates the boundaries by red edging. The title plan may differentiate the different areas by colour tinting to show where different covenants apply to certain parts of the land. The Title Plan is the plan that is referred to in the Title Register.

A title plan also contains a title number which is a unique number assigned to a parcel of land by Land Registry upon first registration of title to that land. The title number usually comprises two parts: an alphabetic code (of up to three letters) to signify the geographic area (eg. a county) in which the land parcel is located; and a sequential number (of up to 6 digits) to uniquely identify the parcel within that geographic area.

The title plan shows, usually by red edging, the general extent of the property registered under the title number shown. Title plans are prepared on the latest Ordnance Survey map available at the time of registration and are not updated as a matter of course. The plan does not normally show who owns boundary features, such as fences and hedges. They may be updated to show later Ordnance Survey information where land has been sold from the title or if it becomes necessary during the registration process of other properties. In these circumstances the owner will be notified. To obtain an official copy you need to use form OC1 from Land Registry site.

It is always advisable to examine the title plan in conjunction with the title register information. This is because there may be entries in the title register which clarify the extent of the title (perhaps only the first floor flat is included) and color references that are shown. The title plan may also contain references to such matters as registered leases and the routes of beneficial or adverse easements (such as rights of access).The copy of the title plan obtained via this service is not an ‘official copy’. An official copy of the title plan is admissible in evidence in a court to the same extent as the original. A person is entitled to be indemnified by the registrar if he suffers loss by reason of a mistake in an official copy. You can obtain an official copy by post from Land Registry by downloading and completing a form OC1from the Land Registry website.