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Landlocked land

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I will be using a solicitor to approach neighbours to a piece of landlocked land regarding sale of some land that would enable access or granting of a servitude.

I have not yet bought the landlocked land.

How long should I expect these negotiations to take and how much is it likely to cost for such services?

I have emailed land register of scotland to find out who the neighboring landowners are, like it says to do on their website.
Thank you for your question.

It is impossible to say how long a negotiation could take. They might agree immediately or they might want to take advice from a Valuer as might you.

As far as costs are concerned, typically a solicitor will not quote a fixed fee for this sort of work and will charge on a time basis, usually between £150 and £250 per hour depending on the firm. Based on past cases I have dealt with like this you should budget £1750 plus VAT but that could be wildly out depending on what happens in your case.

Hoppy to discuss further.

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