Terms, Conditions and Notices

Access to landdirect.ie and use of information contained therein is governed by the terms, conditions and notices set out below. Persons using the service are deemed to have read and accepted these terms, conditions and notices.

 

1.General Terms and Conditions

2.Copyright

3.Disclaimer

4.Use of landdirect.ie Title Plans

5.Using Land Registry Digital Maps and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) Orthophotography

6.Legend of Colours and Symbols on Land Registry Digital Maps, ITM Title Plans and Special Registration Maps

7.Pending Applications 

 

1.General Terms and Conditions:

1.1 This website is owned by the Property Registration Authority (PRA) and is operated for and on behalf of the PRA. 

1.2 This website is established in Ireland in accordance with and subject to the laws of Ireland. The Courts of Ireland shall have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to any disputes which may arise in relation to the website, its uses or any information contained therein. 

1.3 In order to use landdirect.ie, you must open and maintain an account with us. When the account has been opened, we will assign a password to you. You are advised to change this password when you first use the service and periodically on an ongoing basis. You must ensure that your password is not disclosed to another person or party and you are responsible for ensuring that access through your firm's account is conducted only by your authorised personnel. 

1.4 You may not use the website in any manner which could damage, disable or impair the services provided through the website or interfere with any other party's use of those services. 

1.5 We reserve the right to alter the terms, conditions and notices under which the services available through the website are offered. Users of the site are responsible for regularly reviewing the terms, conditions and notices posted on this website. 

1.6 This website may provide links to other websites or resources. These links are provided solely as a convenience to the user of this site and not as an endorsement of the contents of such third-party sites. Additionally, no responsibility shall arise in respect of the availability of such external sites or resources, or for any content, products, services or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. Access from this site to third-party sites is undertaken entirely at the user's own risk. Any issues regarding external links should be directed to the administrator or webmaster of that third party site.  

2.Copyright:

2.1 Save where otherwise appearing, the material provided through landdirect.ie is subject to Property Registration Authority copyright in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000 (No. 28 of 2000) http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/front.html.

2.2 Permission to reproduce Government copyright material does not extend to any material on this site which may be the property of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. 

2.3 Land Registry Title Plans available through landdirect.ie are produced and published by the PRA and may incorporate Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) mapping data under a licence from OSi. Copyright OSi and Government of Ireland. 

2.4 Land Registry digital maps accessible through the landdirect.ie service and the aerial photographs which may be viewed online incorporate Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) mapping data and orthophotography respectively, under a licence from OSi. Copyright OSi and Government of Ireland. 

2.5 landdirect.ie also incorporates information licensed from GeoDirectory, a product developed by An Post and OSi. Copyright GeoDirectory.  

3.Disclaimer:

3.1 Reasonable care has been exercised in the compilation of the information available through this website. However, apart from the records provided through the landdirect.ie service (folios, title plans, indices) which are subject to the provisions of the Registration of Title Act 1964 & Registration of Deeds and Title Act 2006, there is no representation or warranty made as to the accuracy, completeness or currency of such information. The use of any such information, which maybe altered or updated at any time without notice, is at the sole risk of the user.

3.2 Persons accessing folio records through landdirect.ie before official business hours (currently 10.30 a.m. to 4. 30 p.m. Monday to Friday) should be aware that the information will be current as of the close of business the previous day.

3.3 Persons accessing folio records through landdirect.ie after official business hours (currently 10.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Monday to Friday) should be aware that the information will be current as of the close of business on that day.

3.4 There is no representation or warranty made that access to this website will be uninterrupted, timely, or error-free.

3.5 No responsibility shall arise for any error, corruption of data or any amendment of information transmitted, which occurs at any time during or subsequent to transmission from the PRA host system

3.6 Seedpoints displayed on the Land Registry map are intended to indicate the general location of registered plots and are provided to assist customers to locate the particular folio details or object of their search. These details should be confirmed by inspection of the folio itself. Seedpoints do not indicate the extent or location of registered boundaries. In a small number of cases, the link between a seedpoint and its corresponding folio may not yet have been established. These items are being addressed as part of the overall Land Registry digital mapping programme.
 

4. Use of landdirect.ieTitle Plans:

4.1 Screen images of the Land Registry map may be printed by you for your convenience. Control over the printing of images of folios and filed plans is determined by the user's printer and no responsibility shall arise in respect of the quality of such printed output. Such printouts from your printer may not be to scale nor dimensionally accurate.  

4.2 Title Plans are issued by the Land Registry in hard copy format based on the scales published by OSi (1/5000, 1/2500 and 1/1000). Consequently, some areas that were formerly covered by 1/2500 scale OSi mapping may now only be covered by 1/5000 scale OSi mapping. 

4.3 Smaller sites/land parcels (up to 0.202 hectares) may be difficult to mark clearly on paper maps at the 1/5000 scale in particular. If customers find that the Title Plan at 1/5000 scale map is too small to mark their boundaries on hard copy, they will be able to request an ITM map from the Land Registry at the next largest published scale of 1/2500. Such maps are known as Special Registration Maps (SRMs). Similarly, in areas covered by 1/2500 scale only, customers will be able to request an SRM at 1/1000 scale. However, SRMs, where enlarged from the smaller scale, cannot be expected to give measurements to a greater degree of accuracy than that of the smaller scale. The Land Registry is available to discuss with customers special issues or circumstances relating to scale in the preparation of particular maps for registration purposes. 

4.4 SRMs may also be requested for marking boundaries for First Registration applications. 

4.5 A plain printout or photocopy of a Title Plan or SRM will not be accepted by the Land Registry for registration purposes. A certified office copy of these records will be accepted for registration purposes.  

5.Using Land Registry Digital Maps and Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi) Aerial Photography (Orthophotography)

landdirect.ie provides access to the register through a digital map showing the Land Registry detail in conjunction with a backdrop of either a OSi topographical digital map or OSi orthophotography (aerial photos). Use of this digital map is subject to the following terms of use: 

5.1 Parcels and plans shown on the Land Registry digital map must be read in conjunction with the relevant folio(s).

5.2 The description of the land on the folio and map is not conclusive as to the boundaries or extent of the land (see section 85 of the Registration of Title Act, 1964 (No. 16 of 1964) http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/front.html). 

5.3 The area of Plans shown by the PRA is not conclusive. See Rule 8(3) of the Land Registration Rules 2012.

5.4 Land Registry digital maps are based on Irish Transverse Mercator (ITM projection) topographic maps that are supplied in digital form by Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSi). Published scales are 1/5000 rural, 1/2500 urban/rural, 1/1000 urban. 

5.5 Land Registry maps are subject to the limitations of scale and survey accuracy of both OSi maps and the maps lodged for registration purposes. Where boundaries have been transferred to a larger scale or to a different map series, whether on paper or in a digital environment, measurements must not be expected to give a degree of accuracy greater than that of the smaller scale or older map series. Since the commencement of land registration in 1892, almost all registrations have been recorded by reference to the topographic detail that is shown on OSi published map scales. OSi Cassini/County Series and Irish Grid published scales in the paper system were 1/10560,1/2500 and 1/1000, 1/1250, 1/1056, (both 1/1250 and 1/1056 were enlarged by OSi from1/2500 mapping). Accuracy of the Land Registry's boundary data is, accordingly, limited to the survey accuracy and scale of the source map originally lodged and upon which registration was based. 

5.5 OSi aerial photography (orthophotography) is made available in conjunction with the Land Registry map as a visual aid in assisting landdirect.ie customers to locate the particular property or object of their search and for no other purpose. These aerial photos do not form part of the Land Registry map or register.

6.Legend of Colours and Symbols on Land Registry Digital Maps, ITM Title Plans and Special Registration Maps 

6.1 The legend of colours and symbols appearing on Land Registry Digital Maps, ITM Title Plans and SRMs will appear here shortly. Find out more about Legends and Symbols

7.Pending Applications

7.1 If there are applications pending on a folio selected for viewing, a message appears on screen alerting the user to this. The user can then view details of the pending application(s) and print the list if required.

First published 31st May 2002 

This document was last updated on 10th March 2014.