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the solicitor in 1994 was supposed to have done this. I have receipt but have not got the affit-davit that the previous owner gave, and he is no longer alive. The said solicitor has retired and obviously their office no longer has any paperwork on it. I did scan things into my computer, but onto floppy discs which I cannot find, and even so no longer have the software to read them.Land Register told me things had changed since 2003.I could go back to their office with the receipts I have (but am no longer confident) I just wanted to know was it reasonable length of time to wait for my deeds to be returned to me waiting up to 2 months as building society have told me on Monday?
Sorry I was looking for the paperwork, the solicitor only verbally told me not to worry all relevant parties have been informed to quote from her invoice "I think it would be advisable for the statutory declaration which I drew up to be kept with your deeds" and to let them know where they were along with account number.
Land register told me they had no claim on land.
Last question shall I just go ahead and go to land register to claim land once again?
Hi ThomasThank you for your help, I have now received the deeds from building society, and the statement of declaration that myself and the previous owner was there. I went down to land register with form filled in (unfortunately the wrong form) however they did say the I would have to use a solicitor (not sure why); and to be fair neither did my solicitor. He could not understand why the other solicitor had not done what I paid her to do. As you know the law of adverse possession has changed in 2003-ish. So I am going to have to done another statue of declaration, and then proceed with the claim. So once again, I will be paying out! I have full intentions of taking this matter further, not really for compensation, but to ensure 'us poor victims' have some sort of insurance for what I feel is mal-practice, or negligence at least. I only own 4 properties the first you know about, the second was bought on my behalf whilst I was in hospital, but then the law company I dealt with dissolved and we had to search for the deeds, another is now in prison for embezzlement, and I had to hire another solicitor to act on my behalf, the last one was ok!!!!!!!!!!! OK, they may have copies on the 'electric' deed store, but some older properties have various additions and restrictions that have been added/amended too. I am now in the process of obtaining all my deeds and storing them in a safe...at least I will know what's on them and where they are! To re-iterate I do not really want any compensation as such, but it worries me that how many other people have/are in a similar situation. From a hand full of people I've spoke to, nearly half have had problems....and at the end of the day, this is my pension. .. I didn't trust the government either, especially after Equity and Life went 'bust' So I will probably go to the ombudsman with my little episode..I may ask for your advice then, if it's possible or if I am going to the right people