By Audrey Healy, Partner, Property Department
Compulsory registration of Title in the Land Registry will be extended to the Counties and Cities of Cork and Dublin from the 1st of June 2011.
This extension means that compulsory first registration will apply to the entire Country from June 2011. Therefore when anybody buys unregistered property in any County in Ireland post 1st of June 2011, it will be compulsory for that property to be registered in the Land Registry. This has cost implications for Vendors in that maps have to be prepared on ordnance survey sheets in relation to all property being sold and it has implications in regard to costs for a purchaser in that there will be a separate application fee to the Land Registry in respect of the application for registration.