From time to time situations may arise in which you need a site mapped or the boundaries for a site need to be surveyed, mapped and registered. This can be necessary in any of the following situations:
- as part of the Planning Process
- to solve a boundary dispute
- to designate a new site for sale
- to verify or correct old inadequate mapping
- to establish a site for inheritance
- to subdivide a farm to offer collateral to a bank
- to remove the family home from the remaining landholding
- to add a field you bought to the farm folio
With years of experience in providing accurate and thorough mapping with associated services, Declan Noonan & Associates have built a strong reputation for the provision of services for property definition and transfer for commercial & residential developments.
We use the most up-to-date mapping technology and mapping software.
Our Mapping Services include:
Rights of Way
Do you use a right of way to access your land? Are you aware that under the new Land and Conveyancing Act 2009 that all rights of way have to be registered with the Land Registry or Registry of Deeds? If you have a right of way over another individual’s land, whether by deed or by long use, it is important now to take steps to insure protection of that right.
Under the new Land and Conveyancing Act, which came into effect in December 2009, the rules in respect of rights of way have changed. This act was enacted by the last government to modernise Irish Land Law and gave a three-year grace period in a bid to give people the opportunity to take the necessary steps. This three-year grace period was then extended which means that applicants for registration have until 30th November 2021 to register (instead of 30thNovember 2012 as had been the case prior to the 2011 amending legislation).
For more information on the rights of way legislation click here.
Establish Your Existing Boundary
We will accurately establish and define your boundary/ Right of Way on the ground as identified by title deed maps, thereby facilitating clients by objectively interpreting both title deed maps and physically defining the boundaries on site.
If you are considering subdividing your land into sites we can accurately map your land subdivision for registration purposes. We can also advise on the best position for these sites with regard to planning permission.
Property Registration Mapping
Preparation of title maps in accordance with the requirements of the Property Registration Authority – Land Registry
First Registration Mapping for lands or apartments:
• Mapping for the First Registration of new properties,
• Mapping for the First Registration of existing, previously unregistered, properties
• Mapping for the First Registration of properties recorded in the Registry of Deeds, under Compulsory First Registration legislation
• Anomalies report for transfer of Deed Map to Digital OS map for First Registration
Mapping for Rights of Way / Wayleaves / Appurtenant rights
Plan Scheme Maps
Multi-Storey Scheme Maps
Mapping for the transfer of common areas to management companies as required by the Multi-User Developments (MUD) Act.
Examining Disputed Boundaries / Rights
Objective review of all deeds, documents, maps etc. relating to a disputed boundary, right of way or whatever and preparation of an expert report.
Assistance in resolving boundary issues either through conciliation / arbitration or the courts.
Assistance in the processes required to resolve the dispute from conciliation to arbitration to the courts.
Preparation of maps to accompany a registered boundary agreement to be lodged with the Land Registry
Resolution of Errors in Digital PRA Mapping
Review of mapping used to create a folio with respect to the current Folio Map of said folio.
Liaison with the Property Registration Authority with a view to having the folio mapping, albeit non-conclusive, corrected.
Provision of independent measurement and production of floor plans of actual net lettable area of commercial units which are referred to and annexed to legal lease agreements.
Accurate measurement and certification of lands for sale in rural and urban regions on behalf of the vendor or purchaser.
Declaration of Identity / Affidavit
Certified signing of Declaration of Identity and other legal documents in relation to property matters.
Reconciliation of Historic Record Plans
Objective overlaying of historic deed maps etc. onto current Digital Ordnance Survey mapping for comparison.
Updating old title deed maps of properties to digital format acceptable to the Land Registry.
Single Farm Payments & Disadvantaged Area Mapping
Department of Agriculture acceptable maps for Single Farm Payments and the Disadvantaged Area Scheme.
Maps for sub-letting or share-farming agreements.
We will check that the contract sale map accurately reflects actual position of the boundaries on the ground. We can also confirm the actual area of land and sign a declaration of identity to that effect for your solicitors.
We can act as an expert witness for you in the case of a boundary dispute. We can prepare professional reports suitable for use in litigation situations. We are available to attend, and to act as a professional witness at Courts of Law. Sometimes, a Solicitor when advising their Client will require a report prepared by an Engineer or Surveyor. This report will need to be accurate, concise and independent in order to enable the Solicitor or the Counsel to best prepare their Clients case.
We aim to provide an unbiased, professional opinion in our reports. These reports are prepared in a clear and concise manner, and are supported normally with appropriate drawings and photographs.
Click here for more information on Expert Witnesses.
Valuation for Stamp Duty
We are qualified and experienced in appropriating the value of property for stamp duty purposes. We are a one stop shop providing both mapping services and valuations in the one place saving you time, money and hassle. Contact Declan Noonan & Associates for more details.