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Solicitors and Law Firm

Property and Conveyancing

We can help take the stress out of buying or selling property. We will guide you through all aspects of the transaction in a clear and easy to understand manner.

Buying a Property


 
For most people the purchase of a house or apartment is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. It can be quite a daunting process, especially for first time buyers. We will guide you through the process and will explain each step to you as you go along.

It is vital that you obtain good title to the land upon which the house or apartment has been constructed. This is where we can help you most. We have come across cases where clients could not sell their house or apartment because the person dealing with the purchase was not sufficiently qualified or experienced to identify problems with the title or planning.

If you are obtaining a loan to part finance the purchase, it is sometimes difficult to understand exactly what documents are required for drawdown when these should be sent to the bank. There can also be a delay in the issue of your loan cheque and sometimes you may not understand the reason for the delay. We have a great many years of experience in dealing with the banks and we can assist you through this whole process.

If you are thinking of purchasing a house or apartment, it is important that you consult a solicitor before you make an offer to purchase the property. This is to avoid a situation where you bind yourselves legally to purchase the property, although this may not be your intention. In addition, there are certain steps to be taken before you enter into unconditional contracts to purchase the property and we will be happy to explain these to you.

Selling a Property


 
Selling a property can be quite a stressful experience depending on the reason for the sale. In any case if you are trading up, it is important that you do not sign contracts to purchase a new property until you are certain that the sale of your own house or apartment will proceed.

You may be an executor selling a property to administer the estate of the deceased owner and the beneficiaries will be pressing you for funds. For this reason it is important that you consult a solicitor as early as possible in the transaction. This is because a solicitor can then obtain the title deeds and check that these are in order.

In many cases your deeds will be with a lending institution and it can take some time for them to be released to your solicitor. Your solicitor can then check the title documents and let you know if they are in order or if there are any other documents that you need to obtain before contracts are issued to the purchaser's solicitor.

If you have carried out work to the property since the deeds were sent to your bank it may be that the work required planning permission or compliance with building regulations. In this case you may need to retain the services of an architect to furnish documentation that a purchaser's solicitor will require in relation to the work.

You may have paid the household charge or NPPR (non-principal private residence charges) and certificates of discharge will be required. If the title is not already registered with the Property Registration Authority it will be necessary to obtain a Land Registry compliant map.

We will be in a position to advise you in relation to all of these matters so that there is no delay in issuing contracts to the purchaser's solicitor.

We provide advice on the following areas:



  • Buying / Selling your Property
  • Re-Mortgaging your Property
  • Renting your Property and Leases
  • Stamp Duty



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