Written Answers. - Registration of Title.

Michael Ring

Question:

386 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if he will instruct the Land Registry to urgently expedite a dealing for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo as the delay is causing this person severe financial hardship. [10941/03]

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this is an application under section 49, acquisition of title by virtue of long possession, of the Registration of Titles Act 1964 which was lodged on 30 May 2000. Dealing Number D2000SM004835H refers.

Due to their complicated nature, applications under section 49, which require detailed examination of claims for registration as owners, can take some time to process. Accordingly, it is not possible to estimate a completion date at this stage.

I am further informed that the Land Registry received a reply on 24 February 2003 to queries which were issued to the lodging solicitors on 19 February 2003 and that the matter has progressed to the stage where notices of the application were served on parties who might have a valid interest in the property on 6 March 2003.

I assure the Deputy that, on expiration of the notice period, this application will receive further consideration in the Land Registry.

Michael Ring

Question:

387 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform the position in relation to the transfer of lands for a person (details supplied) in County Mayo. [10969/03]

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this is an application under section 49, acquisition of title by virtue of long possession, of the Registration of Titles Act 1964 which was lodged on 30 April 2002. Dealing Number D2002SM004343M refers.

Due to their complicated nature, applications under section 49, which require detailed examination of claims for registration as owners, can take some time to process. Accordingly it is not possible to estimate a completion date at this stage.

However, I assure the Deputy that the application is receiving attention in the Land Registry.

Michael Ring

Question:

388 Mr. Ring asked the Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform if the Land Registry will urgently expedite a dealing for persons (details supplied) in County Mayo. [10970/03]

I am informed by the Registrar of Titles that this is an application for a transfer of part and a conversion of title which was lodged on 30 January 2003. Dealing No. D2003SM000843W refers.

Due to their complicated nature, applications for conversion of title can take some time to process. Accordingly, it is not possible to estimate a completion date at this stage.
I assure the Deputy that the application is receiving attention in the Land Registry and will be completed as soon as possible.