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:   […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

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 […]