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: […]

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 […]

Commercial Property : Schedule of dilapidations

Schedule of dilapidations On termination of a lease, a tenant may be served with a schedule of dilapidations. This is essentially a schedule containing details of the tenants breach(es) of its repair obligations contained in the Lease Onerous wording in a repair clause can result in an obligation arising on the tenant to restore the […]

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 […]

BER CERTIFICATES – NEW REGULATIONS ON ADVERTISING

BER CERTIFICATES – NEW REGULATIONS ON ADVERTISING From the 9th January 2013, a person offering a property for sale or for rent must display the energy performance indicator of their current BER Certificate in any advertisement of the property for sale or to let. Under the relevant legislation ( S.I. 243 of 2012) this requirement […]

Local Property Tax

Local Property Tax   The Local Property Tax (LPT) comes into effect on the 1 July 2013. There will be a half year charge for 2013 and a full charge from 2014 onwards. The main features of the Local Property Tax are as follows: 1. Liable persons are the owners of residential property. 2. The tax will […]

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 […]

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 […]

Article featuring Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors : Irish Independent 12th October 2012

Article in the Irish Independent featuring Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors : Will my 25pc share in house be diluted? http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-homes/will-my-25pc-share-in-house-be-diluted-28892410.html