Scottish PR consultants help lead way

by Alicia Simpson

Friday, April 1st, 2016

The Durn Bell Ingram HQA change in the law requiring all landowners to ensure that their land is accurately mapped has created a surge in demand for a market-leading mapping service.

With many ownership titles dating back more than 150 years, it has been estimated that around 70% do not meet the new registration requirements – introduced in December 2014 – that demand accurate mapped boundaries of all land holdings. Bell Ingram, the trusted land and property agents headquartered in Perth, manage more than 500,000 hectares across the UK on behalf of public, private and corporate clients and have seen a significant increase in demand for the service in 2015/16.

The firm has invested in state-of-the-art Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) technology which operates at sub-metre accuracy and twinned with its desktop Geographic Information System (GIS) software enables extremely accurate and efficient data capture.

Chris Duncan, Associate, who heads up the Mapping and GIS service at Bell Ingram said: “The legislation change introduced far stricter mapping requirements and a much higher standard of deed plan production than ever before.

“This change has put an increased focus on the quality and accuracy of title plans and the importance of getting the information correct on the plan, especially with the ‘one-shot’ rule where the whole application for title registration will be rejected if any part is not up to standard.

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“Over the past year we have seen a great deal of demand from our clients who need our help to ensure they meet the requirements and they are genuinely impressed by the accuracy we can provide due to the technology we have invested in.

“The sophistication of our digital mapping service means we are equally able to map properties from fractions of a hectare to thousands of hectares, which has allowed us to provide detailed plans of individual plots for private sale as well as deed plans covering thousands of hectares for Highland estates.”

Although Bell Ingram has been using technology to prepare plans for the past 15 years, the last three years have seen significant investment in the advanced software and the utilisation of cloud-based services.

By supplying its dedicated team of experienced GIS and Mapping staff with this state-of-the art technology, Bell Ingram’s service has been developed to give the best value to clients as it can undertake all aspects of the plan preparation in house, from site-surveys to plan drafting and large format printing.

Chris continued: “Our vast experience as land agents means we can provide a highly effective service – and I believe this is why we’re leading the market in mapping services and seeing such a large increase in this business.

“We’re now using GIS software for plan production in all sectors of the business.”

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