We at D’Arcy & Co, Solicitors, Kildare have a wealth of experience in Property and Conveyancing.

All Property cases are dealt with by Paul D’Arcy, a solicitor with over twenty years of Conveyancing experience.

Common questions in relation to Land Registry Title issues

Boundary disputes explained

Sometimes the boundaries for your property in the Land Registry and on the ground do not tally. This is usually because an incorrect map was submitted in the past to the Land Registry. In recent years the Land Registry have improved their digital maps which has made it easier to see where there are such differences. People and banks will generally not buy or lend on such properties until the problem is fixed.

The easiest way to fix the problem is to successfully get your neighbour to sign documents asking the Land Registry to correct matters. If they will not do so, your problems become much greater. Technically you can still apply  to the Land Registry but your neighbour will be given notice and objections from them will very often mean the Land Registry will decide they cannot proceed within their limited powers.This means court becomes necessary.

We have considerable experience in Land Registry Title issues including:-

  • Purchasing Freehold

Where a property is held under a long lease, it is often the case that it would be beneficial for the property if that lease were converted into a Freehold. This is a complex area from the point of view of the procedure that needs to be followed and the question of whether the property qualifies.

  • First Registration in Land Registry

Some properties are not yet registered in the Land Registry and remain on the older Registry of Deeds system. In the case of purchases of such property, it is compulsory that the property in question moves to the Land Registry. It is also the case that owners of such properties can decide at any time to apply for First Registration in the Land Registry.