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 […]

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 […]

Guide to buying a property in Ireland

Guide to buying a property in Ireland 1. Find your home In today’s market the purchaser has the upper hand in negotiating a sale price. A vendor is more inclined to accept an offer from a purchaser who is a cash buyer or with a pre-approved loan offer (often called approval in principal). Obtaining a […]

Conveyancing

What is Conveyancing? The term Conveyancing is a legal term used to describe the transfer of legal title/ ownership of property from one person to another. In other words Conveyancing is the purchase and sale of a property. The term Conveyancing may also be used to describe other dealings which may occur on a property ie the granting […]

Registration of Rights of Way – Easements

Registration of Rights of Way – Easements An easement is a right which an owner or an occupier of land has, by virtue of his ownership of his land, over the land of a neighbour, e.g. right of way, light, support and water. It was recently published that an expiry date for registration of rights […]

Commercial Lease – Property Services Regulation Authority

Commercial Lease – Property Services Regulation Authority Under section 87 of the Property Services (Regulation) Act 2011 tenants under a commercial lease granted on or after 3 April 2012, or a person authorised by the tenant, is required to submit particulars to the Property Services Regulation Authority at 3 stages in the term of the […]

Sale of a Property in Ireland

Sale of a Property in Ireland   There are two ways to sell a property in Ireland – Private Treaty or by Auction.  Your Auctioneer will advise you on which method is best suited to your property.   Once this decision is made you need to notify your solicitor so that they can take up […]

Property Tax in Ireland

Property Tax in Ireland The one thing that is certain is that we will have to pay property tax in Ireland within the next 12 months. The unknown is how this to going to be calculated, how much it will be, how it is going to be collected and what exemptions, if any, will apply. […]