Understanding Title Plans
Title plans are quite a bit different to Survey Plans. The above is typically what you would see when looking at the title plan for a small subdivision.
This is what it tells you about block No 2, which I have coloured in pink.
- The total width of the Road Reserve of Smith Court including nature strips and future footpaths is 20m.
- The compass bearing for Smith Court at the front of the block, is 2 degrees 0 minutes and 15 seconds (2o 00’ 15”) almost due North.
- The width on the road frontage is 18.00m.
- The top boundary runs at a bearing of 92 degrees 0 minutes and 15 seconds (92o 00’ 15”) which is almost due East for a distance of 38.00m (the depth of the block is therefore 38m)
- The rear boundary runs at a bearing of 182 degrees 0 minutes and 15 seconds (182o 00’ 15”) which is almost due South for a distance of 18.00m. so the width at the rear of the block is also 18m.
- The bottom boundary runs at a bearing of 272 degrees 0 minutes and 15 seconds (272o 00’ 15”) which is almost due West for a distance of 38.00m (the depth of the block is therefore consistent at 38.00m)
- There is a 2m wide Easement at the rear of the Block Labelled E-I. This means it will be VERY difficult to build on this part of your Block.
Within the title documents you will find a reference to each easement on the subdivision saying what the easement is for. Generally you will be lucky if there are no easements.
Each corner of the site should be marked with a Boundary Peg which needs to be protected from damage.