Inheritance disputes from beyond the grave The decision to exhume Salvador Dalí’s remains this year marked a new chapter in the lengths individuals will go to in establishing an inheritance claim. The exhumation was to determine whether Pilar Abel was his daughter and could therefore make a claim to be his legal heir. A DNA…
Compulsory first registration now applies to all transactions in land, whether or not they are for value. We have found that pre-empting a compulsory registration by applying in advance on a voluntary basis can be beneficial, since there are no time constraints – and a more measured approach, particularly to large blocks of land, can achieve a better result.
Moreover, there are a variety of other good reasons to voluntarily register land now, notably that any attempt to register squatters’ rights will be formally notified to the estate owner by the Land Registry, which will allow an objection to be lodged.
We have substantial experience of registering the full range of land holdings from small cottages registered to facilitate a sale to large estates in multiple ownerships.