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Has anybody ever bought land without a solicitor?

  • 02-02-2023 12:01pm
    Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭

    Hi, I'm in the process of buying a plot of land (in a residential area).

    I'd be paying the property cash (no mortgage).

    The seller is selling the property through an estate agency.

    Is it possible to avoid hiring a solicitor?


  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭spupazza

    Forgot to ask: without a solicitor what tasks would I have to take apart from signing the contract?

  • Registered Users Posts: 38,472 ✭✭✭✭Annasopra

    No. Unless you have legal expertise in conveyancing, land registry, contracts, planning, property law, deeds...

    It was so much easier to blame it on Them. It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone's fault. If it was us, what did that make Me? After all, I'm one of Us. I must be. I've certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them. We're always one of Us. It's Them that do the bad things.

    Terry Pratchet

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,491 ✭✭✭✭Danzy


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,231 ✭✭✭✭rob316

    You'd be insane for the sake of a couple of grand and I don't even think its allowed. We have a 2 year rolling lease on a commercial premises, I know the wording like the back of my hand but still get a solicitor to review the new lease.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 295 ✭✭spupazza

    Thanks lads for the answers. I decided to hire a solicitor given the consensus