Plot boundary adjustment
You want to adjust the current boundary line between two or more plots. For example, it is often the case that the owner of one plot sells a few square meters of land to the owner of the neighbouring plot. The first step (before the sale) is to go to the local (district) government and ask for a so-called “preliminary permission” (at the technical or construction department) as to whether the government will agree to the plot boundary adjustment you have in mind.
The local government will ask for a certified copy of the title deed, not older than three months, and a copy of the map of the land in question. After filling out a form and paying the processing fee, the authority will make a decision.
However, in some cases you can give your written or verbal consent to the idea you have in mind without going through this procedure. Preliminary permission is necessary due to the possibility of different building zones for each area, which may determine, for example, the shape of the plot, the minimum area, the length of the sides, etc. In addition, there are existing regulation plans or other local development plans that may affect the granting of preliminary permission.
Once the preliminary permission is granted, the surveyor can begin the plot subdivision. The process begins with the request of data from the property registry (only land surveyors can request this type of “technical” data, which is essential for the plot boundary adjustment to be carried out) and the on-site survey of the relevant plots. The surveyor then draws up a survey plan and submits it to the Land Registry Office, which then validates it (technically verifies it) and, if everything is in order, certifies it with a stamp. The surveyor hands over the validated survey plan to the client and the surveyor has finished his work.
The client, or more precisely the owner(s), must then sign the survey plan and take it to the local government together with an application, then the government should contribute to the plot boundary adjustment by means of a decision, since it has already approved it preliminarily.
With the legally binding decision of the local government and the survey plan - which already bears the stamp of the local government - it is necessary to go back to the Land Registry Office, where the change will be transferred, which means that the map and the title deed will show the status created by the plot boundary adjustment ordered by the client.
Plot boundary adjustment: what do you need to know?
Plot boundary adjustment is a variant of the plot restructuring procedure and is required to change the boundary between two or more plots of land.
It is often the case that the only way to expand a plot of land is to agree with the owner of the neighbouring plot; it is not a merger of plots, but rather the purchase of a few square meters. This may be necessary, for example, if the building planned for a particular plot of land is too large for the size of the plot - only a certain percentage of the plot can be developed - and a minimal expansion would solve the problem. If one or all of the direct neighbours agree to sell part of their plot of land, there is a procedure to make it official: the plot boundary adjustment.
Plot boundary adjustment is a relatively complicated and undoubtedly complex process that can only be partially completed by one person. The first step is to go to the technical or building department of the local government, where a so-called “preliminary boundary adjustment permission” or “preliminary position statement” is required, which is basically a consent to the procedure. You will then need to visit a land surveyor who will order the land registry data, carry out an on-site survey of the plot of land concerned, draw up a plot boundary adjustment site plan, help you to complete the necessary forms and finally mark the newly created plot boundary points. Unfortunately, this is not the end of the story yet, as further paperwork is required at the Land Registry Office and the local government, but fortunately this is largely a matter of time, as before the finalisation - that is, the transfer of the change by the Land Registry Office - one must wait for the neighbour’s appeal period, which is only 15 days.
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