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How to avoid problems when getting a lease plan drawn up: 5 tips for choosing a supplier

Updated: Apr 29

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Choosing the right lease planning professional is one of the most important aspects of getting a lease plan. If your plan isn’t drawn up in a way that is Land Registry compliant, it could be rejected, costing you time and money in getting it redone and resubmitted.

When you’re choosing someone to work with for your lease plan, there are a few things we recommend looking for. There are companies who will offer a fast service, but leave you waiting weeks for amendments - sometimes as a result of their own errors. Equally, some offer cheap lease plans, but in reality they are without the necessary experience to make sure everything is done without mistakes.

We’re rounded up our best tips for avoiding problems in this process.

Our top five tips for choosing the right lease plans supplier

1. Look out for open communication that’s easy to understand

When communicating with potential suppliers, don’t let people bamboozle you with technical language. While there certainly are complexities within the industry, lease plans themselves are straightforward to understand once you learn how they work.

Talk to a company who will explain what has to happen and why, and are able to communicate it to you in a way that makes you feel informed and reassured. If they can’t explain it on the phone, don’t trust them to do your plan!

2. Look for recommendations and reviews

Just as with any service, knowing that others have had a successful experience can be really helpful. Try and get recommendations from people who have had successful lease plans drawn up in the past - and if you don’t know of anyone, make sure to check reviews or testimonials of possible suppliers to see what other customers are saying.

3. Ask for a guarantee

Even if you have been provided with an excellent plan first time, there are situations where amendments may need to be made. It’s worth asking for a guarantee that any amendments that need to be done will be included in the initial cost; the last thing you want is to spend money on a plan which is wrong, then have to pay more to get the changes made.

4. Ask to see examples

There’s nothing wrong with asking a lease planning professional to see examples of previous plans. If you have an understanding of lease plans, you should be able to gauge the quality of the work you can expect - but even if you know very little about them, it can be an opportunity to see how well they can explain and communicate their work.

5. Know your property

Before you go ahead and get the lease plans drawn up, take some time to think about your property and any elements of it that may need to be captured on the plan. It is a good idea to consider elements like communal areas, rights of way, private areas, gardens, garages, bin stores and pathways to give your lease planner a good briefing of what to expect ahead of time.

If you’re in need of a land registry lease plan or want to discuss the process, contact us today. We have many years of experience in the field and a deep understanding of land registry guidelines - so much so that we guarantee complete accuracy and compliance in every lease plan we supply.

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