Purchase & Sale of Residential Property

Purchase & Sale of Residential Property

Buying or selling a home can sometimes be a stressful experience. We understand that each type of buyer has a unique set of needs and will guide clients step by step, according to their individual needs, to bring each transaction to a successful conclusion. We provide an excellent service for the sale and purchase of all types of residential property, explaining each step clearly and keeping you fully informed throughout the transaction and will work closely with you to ensure the best service in terms of quality and speed. We advise on all aspects of conveyancing in particular Buying or Selling a Property and Voluntary Transfer of Property.

Buying or Selling a Property

Whether you are a first time buyer, buying a family home or feel its time to invest in property, our solicitors will discuss the entire process of buying or selling a property with you.

Buying a property will be one of the most important transactions of your life and the most important financial decision you will have to make. We have the expertise to advise you through the entire process.

We, as your solicitors will ensure that your interests are protected at all times and that the transaction is dealt with prudently and efficiently.

We advise on the various fees to be paid to third parties or government agencies when purchasing a property such as Stamp Duty, Property Registration Fees, Law Searchers Fees and Commissioner for Oaths Fees. These charges vary according to the value and type of property you are purchasing.

Voluntary Transfer of Property

Voluntary Transfers arise where a person wishes to transfer some or all of their property to another, usually a close family member, as a gift during their life time. As in all transfers of property, a number of tax issues may arise, for example Capital Gains Tax, Capital Acquisitions Tax and stamp duty. We can advise in relation to Voluntary Transfers of property to arrive at the best and most efficient way to complete a the transfer.

Except for in a few limited circumstances, a Solicitor is forbidden to act for both parties in a conveyancing transaction, including a voluntary transfer, as and from the 1st of January 2013.

Accordingly, in order to effect a voluntary transfer between family members, such as the voluntary transfer of land or property from a parent to child, these transactions now require two separate firms of solicitors to be appointed.  It is however still permissible for a Solicitor to represent both parties in the voluntary transfer of the Family Home from its owner, into the joint names of the owner and their Spouse/Civil Partner.