Buying an apartment in Ireland

Buying an apartment in Ireland is not the same as buying a house in Ireland. For a start there is generally a complex legal structure in an apartment development which apartment owners need to understand. In general , if you are thinking of purchasing an apartment you should know the following 5 main provisions:   […]

Conveyancing fees

Conveyancing fees Quotations for conveyancing in Ireland varies vastly between firms. Historically, fees for conveyancing were calculated on a percentage basis being 1% of the purchase price of the property plus VAT and Outlay. However the market is competitive and so the majority of firms have either reduced this percentage figure or indeed offer fixed price […]

Irish Law Awards 2014

            Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted as finalists in the Irish Law Awards 2014 in two categories: Property Lawyer of the Year 2014 – Susan Cosgrove, Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors Sole Practitioner/ Principal Law firm of the Year 2014 – Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors. The Irish […]

Bank of Ireland Stamp Duty Refund

Bank of Ireland Stamp Duty Refund Bank of Ireland have announced a new incentive for first time buyers. They are offering 1% of your mortgage amount to cover stamp duty for First time buyers (who plan to live in the property) on mortgages drawndown between the 2nd April and the 30th September 2014. Therefore those who […]

Sale of a property – when to instruct your solicitor

There are always certain items that can hold up the sale of a property. A purchaser may be waiting on loan approval; selling their own property etc however what can be avoided or at least minimised is delay on the side of the vendor. The most common delays on the side of the vendor are: […]

Planning issues – buying a property in Ireland

Planning issues – buying a property in Ireland Recently we have come across a large number of properties with what Conveyancing Solicitors would call “Planning Issues”. We again reiterate how important is it to have an experienced property expert act for you when you are buying a property. These issues, if undiscovered when buying a […]

Are you looking to buy at Auction?

If so, It is important you follow the below steps. The next Allsop Auction will take place on the 4th July 2013 which contains a wide range of auction properties both residential apartments and houses to mixed use and commercial properties. If you wish to purchase a property at the upcoming Auction you should note that on […]

Court update: Planning permission | Unauthorised Structure

Court update: Planning permission | Unauthorised Structure A decision by the High Court to overturn an order made by Wicklow County Council to demolish a premises built without planning permission has been met with some interest . The lady involved, Katie Fortune, has lived in the premises (a chalet) with her children since 1999. The […]