Thanks for your question. My name is ***** ***** may be able to help.
Is the land registered?
Hi! Okay, can I ask why you want the deeds?
Okay. If they cannot be located and the land is unregistered, then he would need to "recreate the title". This means that he would need to swear affidavits or statutory declrations saying that he owned the land, when he purchased it, what it was used for etc., to try and evidence his possession and ownership of it.
Threre is no central register for "unregistered" land and so this is the only way to do it.
Okay, I understand. To be honest, it would be easier for you to get a solicitor to do this for you, as they would be familiar with what is needed by the land registry to do all that is necessary. You obviously need to do something ASAP, especially if your father is poorly, and having professional help will make it happen more quickly for you. Do explain the urgency to any solicitor you look to engage.
The solicitor is liklely to visit your father and go through the issues that need to be addressed.
Costs always vary considerably, but I would have though £1,500 to £2,000 might be about right. It does depend on the amount of work required though. As for which solicitor, that's a matter of personal choice really, and it's impossible for me to guide you really on that. The only thing I would say is that you should consider speaking to a few and making a judgment call on whom you think you would get on with and think would work quickly for you.
They could visit him wherever he is, yes.
You have a lot of lawyers in Birmingham to choose from - there is no obvious reason you would want to use a solicitor so far away in Bristol.
You're welcome, thanks Diana.
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