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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Update: Property Tax Valuations

Update : Property Tax Valuations The Revenue will decide on the value of properties in relation to the property tax and will shortly be issuing notices to tell homeowners of the “indicative value” that they place on the home. The tax will still be self assessment however it is likely that those who deviate from […]

Article featuring Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors : Irish Independent 16/11/2012

Article featuring Cosgrove Gaynard Solicitors in the Irish Independent 16th November 2012:   http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/property-homes/landlord-wants-me-to-fix-broken-gutter-28902016.html