We’ve recently been in talks with a couple about buying some land from them in order to do a self build. The land is at the end of their long garden. The access would be along a road which has some flats along it. We had the plot valued and the report stated that the access road was an adopted highway. The report then raised the concern that ownership may be claimed my a third party.
Would we need to employ a solicitor to find out such information about the ownership of the road or is there another way of finding out?