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Land Direct - How Long Does It Take to Complete *Mapping*?

  • 05-12-2022 6:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭

    We have an application in with Land Direct since approximately May 2020. It involves a deed of rectification.

    Does it usually take so long to get these resolved. Currently it says there is something to do with Mapping.

    "The following Applications are Pending on this Folio


    I had queried the application about 4 months ago and ended up paying a €120 fee so I'm half afraid to go asking any questions again in case they charge me more money.


  • Registered Users Posts: 243 ✭✭chunkylover4

    There are long delays at the moment but it's hard to answer your query without more information. When you say you were charged for checking, do you mean by your solicitor?

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭pprendeville

    Our solicitor was charged €120 by Land Direct and hence we had to pay her back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭pprendeville

    What sort of other info could I provide here which may help to clarify things?

  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Annoyedseller

    Hi, it took about 18 months for our deed of rectification to be completed and map changed (finally completed August '21). I rang them a couple of times throughout that timeframe to ask for an update with the dealing number. I never got charged anything when seeking these updates (nor would I have expected to).

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭pprendeville

    It never occurred to me to call them for some reason. Will do so tomorrow. Thank you.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭EveryoneKnowsNobodyCares

    Hello, apologies for jumping on top of this; just asking about the overall procedure here. Say I live on a plot of land, and my neighbour who owns his plot of land which adjoins mine agrees to transfer a small portion (for example a barn or a laneway) from his plot to mine. What happens next? What does each of us have to do to kick things off (apart from our verbal agreement) and see the process through to completion so that his barn/laneway/etc is now in my plot?

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,742 ✭✭✭✭Peregrinus

    You need to instruct solicitors to draw up a transfer; you both need to execute it; you need to pay any applicable stamp duty; you need to register the transfer.

    It's a straightforward sale of a plot of land (even if no money is changing hands).

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭pprendeville

    You'll need to get an engineer who is qualified at drawing up maps (my terminology might not be great here) to draw up new plans. Do you want the small section (called a folio) to be transferred to your ownership in it's own right or do you want the folio it amalgamated into a folio you already own?

    Then as Peregrinus said, you will need to contact your solictor and explain what you want done and they will contact Land Direct on your behalf to get the ball rolling. In the meantime, you'll be twiddling your thumbs in my experience for 2 years or more wondering why this process takes so long. I can only assume there is an absolutely huge backlog and they are working their way through it as best they can.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,879 ✭✭✭pprendeville

    I called the Property Registration Authority (PRA) yesterday on 051 303000.

    The guy, who seemed helpful, unfortunately wasn't able to answer me why there was a query on the application. It sounded like he didn't work for landdirect. I just assumed both would be the same. I'm just kinda copping that now actually that I type it out.

    I'm going to go back to my solicitor and ask her what the query was all about.

  • Registered Users Posts: 66 ✭✭EveryoneKnowsNobodyCares

    Thanks both of you for replying; so I have to get a solicitor, my neighbour has to get a solicitor, stamp duty has to be paid, and the process could take two years. Is that right?

    Q: How much is stamp duty?

    To answer your question, pprendeville, I guess what I'm referring to as a plot is a folio, and I want to transfer a small portion of my neighbour's folio to mine. Say you and I were neighbours and your folio contained a shed and we agreed that the shed be transferred to me; then I'd be looking for the shed to leave your folio and be part of mine, just as, say, part of a country's territory might be transferred to another country (like if, say, Crossmaglen got transferred into the Republic, you'd basically just redraw the border), and therefore my folio would appear on a map to now include what was formerly your shed.

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