Barry Lowe F.R.I.C.S., Dip Land Survey BOUNDARY SURVEYS
BOUNDARY SURVEYS & DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Based in Shrewsbury, Barry Lowe F.R.I.C.S. has over forty years' experience in a wide range of
Land Surveying projects, including topographical surveys, elevations and measured building
surveys, precise levelling and monitoring, quarry and waterway surveys, and setting out for construction work. He was involved in the monitoring of the Houses
of Parliament and Thames bridges.
|For over twenty years, Barry Lowe has been actively involved in boundary work, and has been involved in well over two hundred cases, some proceeding to court, many settled out of court. He always advises to attempt a settlement between the parties where possible, without the cost and stress involved in court action.|
"Thank you for all your kind assistance."
Mr I, Shrewsbury
"Many thanks for all the excellent work you have done on our behalf."
Mr & Mrs J, Oswestry
"We appreciate the first class service and advice you are providing."
Mr F, Oswestry
He is conversant with the Civil Procedure Rules part 35, which basically requires Experts to provide an impartial view,
irrespective of clients wishes. He advises at an early stage in his involvement if he believes the dispute is
likely to go against his client's wishes. He is now regularly referred to by several solicitors in the region,
to provide advice on these matters. His involvement incorporates all factual evidence in terms of plans,
legal documents, photographs, including aerial photographs, to obtain his interpretation of the boundary line.
Boundary demarcation in this country works under a legal system known as "The General Boundary System". Plans attached to legal documents are often referred to as "for identification only" and sometimes "more particularly delineated on" regarding the representation of the boundaries as shown. Whereas the two descriptions carry different weight regarding the legal definition, generally speaking, Conveyance/Title plan accuracy is poor in terms of precise boundary location on site. This lack of precision is mainly due to the general accuracy of the Ordnance Survey plans, which are used as a base for the legal plans. A guide to the accuracy of these OS plans can be viewed on the OS Customer Leaflet "Accuracy of Large Scale mapping" 1998 on the Ordnance Survey website.
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Reference to the accuracy of the Land Registry Title plans is also referred to this document in the Land Registry practice guide 40, 2005.
Higher reliance, in terms of precise boundary demarcation, is therefore given to long established boundary features on site, unless specifically a determined boundary exercise has been undertaken and a definitive plan has been produced.
Chartered Land Surveyors, members of the RICS, with experience in boundary work are regularly called on to identify boundaries where disputes occur. The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors is actively pursuing a Dispute Resolution Service to help resolve cases, to avoid the high cost of court cases, or sometimes cases are actually referred to the RICS for this service. Please contact us to discuss your boundary issues.
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