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Land enquiry - unable to find owner

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  • 04-04-2016 9:25am
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    Registered Users Posts: 44


    Hi,

    I was browsing the landdirend.ie website lately and saw a nice area where I would love to buy the land. after getting the folio from the website, I found out it was registered to a solicitor in the 70s. I could not find them anymore though and I assume they are not anymore in business (they most likely sold it to someone else).

    Would anyone know what is the best way to find out who I could contact to have at least a small chance of giving an offer or discussing in some way with the owner of the land as it's not used in any way since years.

    Thanks for anyone helping!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 20,053 ✭✭✭✭cnocbui


    I would try asking another solicitor located near the one originally mentioned.


  • Registered Users Posts: 244 ✭✭Immaculata


    Is it possible for you to visit the site you're interested in and talk to the neighbours, or post carrier? Also I would visit the nearest bank and ask the manager.


  • Registered Users Posts: 44 AidanMike


    Thanks for both replies. I plan to ask a solicitor at some point this week to see what they could do.

    The land don't have direct neighbours, except some newly build houses (so nothing predating the 70s).


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,301 ✭✭✭✭the_syco


    Any chance of a link to the land in question, or the name of the solicitor? I'm guessing, however, that someone who built one of the new houses owns the land.


  • Registered Users Posts: 455 ✭✭Jen44


    Found out when buying my house that the land is owned by a farmer, turns out he owns my parents house land also !! We can buy it back cheaply enough but apparently these ground leases are fairly common around dublin


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