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conveyancing

I have a solicitor involved in selling my property. On the footprint we have fill regd title, one adverse possessory title, and another 12ft x 3ft strip of land has been picked up by our buyers solicitor which the family has used and had fenced off for over 47 years. the abutting pub car park does not have it on their land register title documents,. My question is , does my solicitor have to apply for the adverse possession because she is carrying out the conveyancing, when I am more than capable of doing it myself and have all the evidence at my disposal. I have already been down this route, and have also taken guidance from Land registry, and have a good friend that is a well respected and knowledgeable solicitor to lean on for advice.I feel that my solicitor is trying to have me over a barrel.

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  • user1977
    user1977 Posts: 13,360
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    They don't "have" to do the application, but it might seem a bit odd for them not to (and presumably they'll still have to spend time on it as a complication in the transaction, so not sure how much money you're really saving here).
  • TBG01
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    By all means submit it yourself.

    I'd just be prepared for your solicitor to not be that forthcoming when it comes to helping with any Requisitions raised. 
  • miniguy
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    Thank you for your comments, i would receive the requisitions so would handle them accordingly, Also my solicitor seems to be so busy i feel it would take them longer to deal with than I could do myself,.i have been quoted £500 plus vat on top of my set package. which for me, is a lot of money. 
  • Albermarle
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    miniguy said:
    Thank you for your comments, i would receive the requisitions so would handle them accordingly, Also my solicitor seems to be so busy i feel it would take them longer to deal with than I could do myself,.i have been quoted £500 plus vat on top of my set package. which for me, is a lot of money. 
    Perhaps you could politely suggest to the solicitor that the high cost is pushing you to DIY, however if the cost was more reasonable then,,,,,
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