Republic of Ireland Law
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1. Two things here. Firstly, in equity, you still own this land if you paid the price to the vendor. Essentially, you cannot sell something you don't own. So here, at the time of the second sale, the vendor didn't own the land. So he had nothing to sell. So the second sale was never valid. So you should get specific performance of your sale agreement and get the land re-conveyed to you. So get yourself a new solicitor and get the land re-conveyed to you. Secondly, your solicitor messed up. The purchase should have been registered immediately, certainly within six months at the very most. So you have a cause of action against your solicitor for his negligence. This is why he is staying schtum and saying nothing. So you should recoup any expenses you incur from this solicitor. Get your new solicitor to get the client file off this solicitor and then sue him for any loss you incur.
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