Lease Plans

Residential & Commercial Lease Plans

A large number of architects do not want to get involved with small workloads such as producing a simple set of drawings for incorporation in a lease and to satisfy land registry.

Land Registry requirements are specific and plans being rejected due to them having incorrect or insufficient information will only delay matters.

Simply Think UK will ensure that each plan supplied complies with the guidelines laid down by the Land Registry.

The Guidelines For Lease Plans Outlined By The Land Registry Are:

  • The plan must be metric only and be drawn to an approximate scale and show its orientation.
  • Dimensions are to be in metric units to two decimal places.
  • The plans must show sufficient detail to enable the land in the lease (including any garage, bin store, or garden ground) to be identified on the Ordnance Survey map and where appropriate, the landlords title plan.
  • The property must be clearly identified by suitable colouring, edging or hatching.
  • Edgings should not be so wide as to obscure any other detail on the plan.
  • Different floor levels must be identified both on the plan as well as in the text description in the lease.
  • Disclaimer clauses or notes that the plan is not to scale or is for identification purposes only must not be used; applications based on such plans may be rejected.
  • Colour references on the plan must match the text of the deed.
  • The plan must be signed by the landlord.
  • The copy lease must contain an exact copy of the original plan.

Simply Think UK Business Solutions Ltd are able to work either from the property itself or building plans to produce these documents, correct the first time.


  • Decide if a lease plan is required. The answer will be yes if it is not possible to identify the extent of the land leased from a verbal description alone.
  • Old or outdated plans must not be re-used.
  • Draw plans to a recognised metric scale.If the lease plan has been reduced in size, then an amended scale must be shown.
  • Sufficient detail must be shown so as to enable the land in the lease to be identifiable on the Ordnance Survey map.
  • Statements of disclaimer will be rejected.
  • Edgings or other colour references must not obscure details on the lease plan.
  • Copy plans attached to a copy must be identical to the original plan.


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