I have land that was never registered. My family are solely farming the land for the last 100 years. When I try to register the land in my name. I am told that I have to bring a descendant of the landlord (who never registered the land) to court and give him part of the land or pay him off. I think this is unfair as I have 300 acres of bog land I have worked on all my life RegardsJohn
I have been to a solicitor and my father tried to register the land in 1970 when he sold land but we cannot understand that we still have to settle with this descendant as as far as we are concerned the land is ours.
1. At the outset, you have to realise that just because a property is unregistered, it does not mean that there is not an owner of it. Can you please confirm the nature of the title to the property? Is it held on a long lease? How does the issue of a landlord occur?
was it in 1920 that most land was registered we have 78 acres registered properly but I was told that the landlord got away without registering A large amount mainly bog land
2. Over 40% of land in Ireland is unregistered. But that does not mean someone does not own it. Accordingly, it is impossible to give you advice on the situation with the land unless I know what the ownership situation is and how the notion of lease arises?
Barrister 17 years experience
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