I am buying my house from Cork City Council. The price has been paid in full & papaers returned to my solicitor some time since for Registration. How long does Regitration take? And when can I expect to get the title to the house? Ralph
I was reassured by a lady in the City Law Office the application had gone hru without a hitch. So I am just waiting.
1. The average time spent waiting by solicitors to get registration effected with the Land Registry or Registry of Deeds is six weeks. However, waiting times vary between three weeks and two months. So, delays are not uncommon. It is merely because the Land Registry & Registry of Deeds are both short staffed. So, you should rest assured that the registration will be effected. However, a delay is usual. As well, from dealing with the Cork city Law Office, I have found the staff very professional and their work is very good. So don't worry unduly.
Barrister 17 years experience
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