Buying a House in Ireland: A Step by Step Guide by a Builder/Solicitor (Unabridged‪)‬

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Thinking about buying or selling a property? This step-by-step guide by a builder and property developer turned solicitor will help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure a sound investment.

Updated August 2020 to include Help to Buy relief, statements made outside the contract, deed of confirmation for gifts, how to negotiate successfully, buying in Ireland from abroad, buying for cash, what happens on closing day.

The author is the only solicitor in Ireland with a teleporter licence, and why you benefit.

Getting started-finding the right property and how to avoid a bad one
Where to find your property, and the problem with repossessed properties
What to be wary of at auction
How to deal with the auctioneer and negotiate the best price
The problem with buying with a friend
Rent or buy?
How to use the internet for research and where to find the actual purchase prices of property in Ireland
Mortgages, and the new Central Bank regulations in relation to deposits
The types of mortgage and the difference between a mortgage and charge
Self build houses and stage payment mortgages-how they work in practice
The fees to expect in buying your house
What you need to know about planning issues and your new home
The critical importance of a structural survey, and why it may save you a fortune
The problem with pyrite-and how to easily avoid it
What your surveyor needs to look out for
Critical questions about planning permission, building regulations, and compliance certificates
What is conveyancing and what are the stages in a conveyance?
The 2 types of registration of property ownership in Ireland
The significance of a "family home" and what is a family home?
The different types of ownership and why you need to be crystal clear about the difference
The practical effect of "caveat emptor" when buying a house in Ireland
Why buying an apartment is different from buying a house
Why buying a new property is different from second hand property
And more

Jim Cliff
hr min
October 16
Terry Gorry & Co. Solicitors