Further stages will probably include recommendations about:
1: Ordnance Survey (OS) maps go back over the past 160+ years in some places. These are a record of the changing physical features that their surveyors have observed during their many site visits over the years. Their degree of accuracy varies from place to place.
Remember that a line on a 1:1250 OS plan is actually 1.0-1.5m wide on the ground.
We can obtain copies of historical OS maps from a professional mapping service company in London, depending on the number of sheets involved.
2. Obtain copies of any arial and historical photos of the area that may be available.
3: Having seen the site, we may also recommend engaging land surveyors, with whom we work closely.
Using modern Total Station equipment, including accurate GPS positioning, with OS National Grid Coordinates and other aids, they are able to provide plans and written materials.
Their plans can be used in any form of court or tribunal hearings as part of our written documents where Pt 35 CPR Expert Witness reports are required.
These surveys have a positional accuracy of +- 30mm. The Total Station theodolites used have an accuracy to within +- 3mm
Additional backup services may be proposed depending on circumstances including obtaining historical arial photos of this area.
4: Considering Selling? If you are considering selling the property, answering questions 1 & 2 in the Law Society’s Pre contract Property Information Form TA6 about boundaries should make you think if you are in dispute!!