Republic of Ireland Law
Republic of Ireland Law Questions Answered by Experts
1. Yes, you can change the line of the boundary by getting a new survey done which will rectify the maps and have the boundary run in a different line. This will then have to be registered in the Property registration Authority (Land Registry). However, it may need to be registered as a transfer of an interest if the area is sufficiently large. It depends upon the amount of land involved. From what you say, the area is quite large. So it may be necessary to transfer part of the land you own over to the land your late mother owned and re-register it. Amendment of the boundary are really only designed to deal with small changes in the boundary. Here, some thought should be given to whether there will be an area at the back or side of the house which will go with the house, as it is not good that a house has no curtilage and immediately abuts onto your land. However, the first thing is to get the survey done and see what is possible.