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    • Chucksmum
    • By Chucksmum 14th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
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    Buying Land
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:37 AM
    Buying Land 14th Sep 17 at 10:37 AM
    I'm buying a piece of land to add to my garden, it is costing me £2000, the solicitor is charging me £550, as I am paying the sellers costs their solicitor is charging me £650. Please does anyone know if there is a cheaper way without having to pay such high charges?
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 14th Sep 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:55 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:55 AM
    The fees are not that high. They seem like a huge percentage of the value of the land, but the work involved is the same whether you buy land for £2000 or £200,000.

    I'm guessing the land is part of an existing Title? ie it is a corner of a large farmer's field, or a section of a neighbour's garden? In either case, it means splitting off a bit of the seller's Title rather than just transferrring the entire Title into your name (as would be the case if you bought the entire farmer's field).

    So the process involves submitting

    * TP1 (Transfer of Part, rather than a TR1 Transfer of Whole)
    * AP1 (Appliction)
    * ID1 (ID verification)
    supported by a Plan showing the boundary of what is being transferred.

    It may be made further complicated if you are incorporating the land transferred into your existing Title (as opposed to owning that plot separately).

    You could try DIY conveyancing your purchase but would still have to pay the seller's costs as he's unlikely to agree to let you do that part for him, & nor is he likely to agree to DIY his own sale!

    But honestly? Get a solicitor to do it.

    More on TP1 here:

    If on the other hand you are buying an entire field/plot (not dividing it and buying a bit), them more on TR1 here:
    Last edited by G_M; 14-09-2017 at 11:00 AM.
    • Ozzuk
    • By Ozzuk 14th Sep 17, 11:45 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:45 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:45 AM
    Don't forget if this is farmland there will be restrictions on what you can do with it, even if it becomes part of your garden so you might want to check that out before committing.
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