Boundary agreements and determined boundaries (PG40s4)

This supplement deals with boundary agreements and determined boundaries; in particular explaining what they are and when they may be appropriate (practice guide 40, supplement 4).

Applies to England and Wales


Determined boundary plan requirements

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This supplement deals with:

  • (i) boundary agreements, explaining what they are, when they might be used and how they can be recorded in the register; and
  • (ii) determined boundaries, explaining what they are and how a boundary is determined

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Published 13 October 2003
Last updated 20 December 2019 + show all updates
  1. Section 4.4 has been amended to clarify who must sign a plan supporting an application to determine a boundary.

  2. Section 3 has been amended in light of developments in the law since the last edition.

  3. A section has been added to explain how a determined boundary might be obtained following transfers between neighbours, without an application for a determined boundary being made.

  4. Section 5 has been amended in response to a complaint that the sixth paragraph in that section was misleading as we may requisition for further information before we consider cancellation of the application.

  5. Section 4 has been amended to refer to a recent Upper Tribunal decision which stated that the purpose of the determined boundaries procedure is to provide “accurate public records as to the position of the boundary of a registered parcel of land” rather than “resolving boundary disputes between neighbours”.

  6. Section 3 has been amended to clarify our procedures

  7. Link to the advice we offer added.

  8. Welsh translation added.

  9. First published.