They say that moving house ranks as one of the top three most stressful events in your life.
The Conveyancing Act 2009 makes it mandatory that Rights of Way be registered whether you own them by virtue of long user or by agreement.
This also applies to rights to fish or rights to cut turf or hunt.
For instance, if you have been using a path over some land to get to a distant field for as long as you can remember, you now have to have that path registered. You may have to apply to court if the owner of the land does not want you to continue using it.
However, if you can prove twenty years continuous user, then he will have to agree or the court will make a order granting you a right of way.
It is essential, however, that you make your application to court or to the Land Registry well before the 30 November 2012, because you will have to produce maps showing the right of way and this may take time.
The best course of action is to contact your solicitor who will guide you throught the steps to be taken. Don't leave it until the last minute! A Right of Way can make a piece of land extremely valuable or the lack of one can make it valueless!
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On the 7th of December 2010, Brian Lenihan the Minister for Finance announced certain changes in relation to stamp duty. For residential property a new lower rate of 1% will apply to instruments where the cost of residential property does not exceed 1 million. A higher rate of 2% will apply where the price is in excess of 1 million.