Altering the register by removing land from a title plan (PG77)

How to apply to remove land from a title plan and what happens once you have made your application.

Applies to England and Wales


Process map for alterations

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This guide explains:

  • when an application can be made for alteration of the register by the removal of land from within the red edging on a title plan
  • how the application is made
  • what happens after the application is made
  • statutory indemnity and when it might be paid in this context

The guide is about the removal of land from within the red edging on another person’s title plan. Occasionally we change the position of the red edging just to include land (where, for example, the registered proprietor shows that the land to which they have title includes this additional land, and the land is not within anyone else’s registered title) but almost always the application involves land being removed from the red edging on another person’s title plan.

References to removal of land from a title plan are shorthand for removal of land from within the red edging on a title plan.

We occasionally use pink or other tinting rather than red edging on a title plan; what is said in this guide applies equally whichever method of showing an area of land is used.

We only provide factual information and impartial advice about our procedures. Read more about the advice we give.


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Published 30 July 2014
Last updated 16 March 2020 + show all updates
  1. Section 2 has been amended to make clear that a registered proprietor who wants to remove land from their own title plan can make an application for alteration.

  2. Section 3 has been amended to clarify how and where you should send your application to us.

  3. Section 4.1 and the process map have been amended for clarity.

  4. Section 1.3.2 has been amended for clarity.

  5. Link to the advice we offer added.

  6. Section 4.2 has been amended to explain more precisely the legal position of the registrar when an application is made to the registrar for alteration which does not amount to rectification and the registrar has the power to alter.

  7. First published.