Category Archives: Property Law

title deeds

Must knows: Title deeds and selling property

When selling a house, it is necessary to register the new ownership of the property. A conveyancing solicitor will review the “title” a.k.a. the ownership history and specifics of the property being sold. The process of reviewing title can be complex and requires a properly trained Solicitor to do so, any missed steps or mistakes […]

what are mortgage transactions

A Brief Guide to Mortgage Transactions

Mortgage transactions are long-term credit arrangements (loans) that are normally taken out to finance the purchase of land or property. Mortgages are usually taken out through a bank but can also be done through the local authority or privately between individuals. It is a transaction in which a person borrows money from lender. The mortgagor […]

Farm Transfers & Succession Planning

Farm Transfers & Succession Planning

Farm transfers and succession planning are amongst the biggest decisions a Farmer will have to make in the course of their lifetime.  Farm Succession Planning should be a collaborative process and should include discussions between the family, Accountants, Famer Consultants and Solicitors. Succession planning should not be left until the last minute, i.e. the eve […]

Expiry of NPPR Charges

Expiry of NPPR Charges

The Non-Principal Private Residence Charge (NPPR) was an annual charge payable from 2009 to 2013. The charge was payable by those who owned more than one property, i.e. it was a tax on additional homes.  There was an exemption for NPPR charge on everyone’s principal private residence. The NPPR charge is no longer in place […]

outcomes when a deceased owned / held assets in a country other than Ireland

Possible outcomes when a deceased owned / held assets in a country other than Ireland.

As is the answer to many legal questions, that depends! It depends on the type and the extent (amount) of property/assets they owned. As a rule of thumb, the greater the value/amount of assets owned, the higher the likelihood of the need to extract a foreign Grant. In order to have these assets released to […]

process of buying or selling property in Ireland

Infographic of the process of buying or selling property in Ireland.

Buying or selling a property is a complex legal transaction. However, in order to simplify matters, we have broken down the process into 10 broad steps, outlining each of the various steps, the parties involved, their roles and responsibilities, and the sequence of events. For a downloadable PDF copy of the sales process please add […]

from a seller's perspective

Process of the sale of a house from a seller’s perspective

For most, buying or selling a house is something the majority of people will only do a handful of times, if that, during their lives. In the legal world, we refer to the process of buying or selling houses as conveyancing. The conveyancing process may sometimes appear complicated and shrouded in mystery. However, it need […]

tips for your next property purchase

Here are some helpful tips when contemplating your next property purchase.

Before closing the purchase of a second-hand property, arrange a viewing or “walk through” of the property to ensure all items that are to be removed are and all items to remain are still in the property. If things are not as agreed then your Solicitor may choose to postpone closing the sale until matters […]

advice for first-time house hunters

Peter O’Connor and Son have some practical advice for first-time house hunters

Buying a property can be exciting as well as a challenge, especially when done for the first time. There might be some aspects which you don’t know, like hidden costs which could be daunting. We have put together a list of practical advice for the first-time buyers, to ensure your purchasing experience is as simple […]

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