Obsurvus appreciate the complexities regarding your land, your property and their interactions with the surrounding environment and people. Obsurvus boundary surveys get it right first time. Obsurvus boundary surveys and reports are generated for a specific purpose. Obsurvus understand that your boundary survey and report, whilst instructed by our clients are prepared for the court of law, even if the case doesn’t go that far. Obsurvus reports communicate information briefly, accurately and thoroughly. Obsurvus reports/surveys are always factual and impartial.
Timeline Structure for legal surveys
1. Initial Contact
2. Initial meeting & Deposit
4. Site Visit & Photography
5. Measured Survey
6. Report Analysis & Preparation
7. Settlement of fees
8. Presentation of report to client
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Obsurvus as an Expert Witness
A boundary is an imaginary line which marks the confines of division of two contiguous parcels of land. The term is also used to denote physical objects by reference to which the line of division is described as well as the division of the line its self.
Halsbury’s Laws of England
In practical terms, the boundary or extent of a parcel of land may be regarded as the limit up to and not beyond which the rights and obligations of ownership extend. This limit is a surface rather than a line and may be at any angle, horizontal, vertical or an inclined plane. The limit may be abstract but it isn’t imaginary.
Natural boundaries are defined by natural features and as such can be subject to change over time. Examples include, a median high tide mark, centre line of vegetation, a line of trees, the centre of a river etc.
The line of a boundary displayed on Ordnance Survey background map serves as a guide. Legal presumptions of ownership are followed if there is no explanation elsewhere in the deeds. The general boundaries rule was introduced to permit the registration of land without a detailed topographic survey or in depth descriptions of boundary features.
Dotted lines indicate the boundary does not represent a physical feature. Such boundaries may be displayed on housing estates with open plan front gardens.
It is common for boundary ownership to be indicated by T marks. This indicates the party responsible for boundary maintenance. Caution must be exercised and ownership must not be assumed where T marks exist.