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On the verge of completion a problem has arisen over the middle third of the garden.

Nobody knows who owns it.

The Land Registry originally showed the back garden divided into On third and Two third of area.

To establish access rights to the rear a more detailed search was requested from the Solicitor.

The Solicitor established that there were access rights.

However a newer version (on-line) of the Land Registry appeared?

This showed a middle third and nobody knows who owns it.

The mortgage company will not move until this is resolved.

The sellers are reluctant to get full title to the plot-they have owned and lived there for forty years.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

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Why do the solicitors always leave stuff like this until  almost ready to complete?  I had a similar problem with  planning consent of a garge not  investigated until near completion.  House conveyancing is stressful enough without solicitors not doing a proper job Makes me wonder if theres a financial incentive to leave stuff like this to the end

. Im sorry for your delay and cant offer any solution Im afraid 

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1 hour ago, Annie Bynnol said:

On the verge of completion a problem has arisen over the middle third of the garden.

Nobody knows who owns it.

The Land Registry originally showed the back garden divided into On third and Two third of area.

To establish access rights to the rear a more detailed search was requested from the Solicitor.

The Solicitor established that there were access rights.

However a newer version (on-line) of the Land Registry appeared?

This showed a middle third and nobody knows who owns it.

The mortgage company will not move until this is resolved.

The sellers are reluctant to get full title to the plot-they have owned and lived there for forty years.

 

Any suggestions?

 

 

Most cases like this you take out an insurance to sort it .Ask your solicitor about it

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54 minutes ago, spider1 said:

Most cases like this you take out an insurance to sort it .Ask your solicitor about it

There is a one foot wide strip of land between the public road and the public entry road to our estate, owner unknown.

When I bought our house the solicitor advised taking out an insurance (£178) against the owner reappearing.

This owner could hold all owners on the estate to ransom  ie no access across the strip unless owners paid up

Which would mean that no one could access their property.

Your solicitor  really should sort this out.

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49 minutes ago, ttparsons said:

Try another mortgage provider?  Then sort out the title when you are in.  If you can get a mortgage it would be worth trying to renegotiate your offer due to the issue.

Yes agree and another solicitor he is pathetic 

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11 hours ago, davyboy said:

There is a one foot wide strip of land between the public road and the public entry road to our estate, owner unknown.

When I bought our house the solicitor advised taking out an insurance (£178) against the owner reappearing.

This owner could hold all owners on the estate to ransom  ie no access across the strip unless owners paid up

Which would mean that no one could access their property.

Your solicitor  really should sort this out.

That is why the strip of land is known as a ransom strip. Our Council estate has two of these bordering the fields next to us. If building permission was ever granted, someone will get a load of brass just for two narrow strips of land.

 

Hope you get it sorted to your satisfaction A B.

 

Angel1.

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