Conveyancing (Property Law) Buying, Selling, Leases

Our Law Firm offers extensive experience and expertise in all aspects of property transactions, both commercial and residential, including:

  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Leases for Commercial & Residential Property
  • Re-Financing and Mortgaging

Purchasing a Property is possibly the largest financial transaction most of us will ever make. Although it is an exciting and exhilarating time, it is a time that can also be exhausting and stressful. It is our aim to ensure the process is as smooth and as enjoyable as much as possible.

Selling a Property can be stressful. You should contact us as soon as you make a decision to sell a property to enable us an opportunity to investigate the title and to prepare the contracts to avoid.

Conveyancing – Frequently Asked Questions

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process involved in buying, selling, leasing or re-mortgaging a property.

How long does it take to buy or sell a property?

Every transaction is unique and the time frame can vary.  The average time ​for a conveyance is approximately 6-8 weeks but in some cases the transaction ​can be finalized much sooner while other processed may take longer.

Will a deposit have to be paid and is it refundable?

If you intend to purchase a property you will have to pay a booking deposit ​to the Estate Agent.  This booking deposit is fully refundable in the event you ​do not proceed with the purchase.  If you do proceed with the purchase a 10% ​deposit (less the amount paid to the Estate Agent) is paid on the signing of ​contracts. This deposit is non-refundable and once you sign the Contracts ​you are bound by law to complete the purchase.

Should I carry out a survey?

Although your Bank will appoint a valuer to inspect the property it is highly ​recommended that you obtain your own independent survey of the property ​otherwise you have no comeback if there is a series defect or issue in the ​property. We strongly recommend a survey is conducted.

Can I pull out of my sale/purchase?

Any party can withdraw from the transaction before the Contracts are signed ​however once Contracts are signed you must proceed with the transaction as you are committed to a binding contract. .  If ​you do not proceed with the transaction you may forfeit your full deposit and ​proceedings may issue against you for breach of Contract.

What kind of delays can occur?

Unfortunately we sometimes encounter delays when finalizing a conveyance ​which can be:

  • If there are more than two parties involved in the conveyance and one party is delayed that means the whole transaction can be delayed
  • Obtaining Deeds from the Bank/Building Society.
  • Obtaining loan approval.
  • Issues with cheque issue with your Bank/Building Society.

How long does a loan cheque take to issue?

Once a cheque requisition form is sent to your Bank funds are usually ​transferred to your Solicitors Clients Account within 5 days provided that all ​other documents are in place.  Most transactions are delayed because your ​Bank has not received your life insurance details or your home insurance. ​Funds cannot issue until both the Solicitor and the Purchaser have provided ​all the requested documentation.

When can I move in/out?

Once the transaction is complete you can move on the same day as you will ​receive the keys once your funds are paid over to the Vendors Solicitors. If you are selling you must have vacated the property before the funds are ​paid over to your Solicitor.  The closing date will be specified in the Contract so the Vendor must be out ​by this date. The Purchaser can move in anytime thereafter.

What happens on the closing date?

Once a closing date has been agreed between the parties the purchase money ​will be transferred to the bank account of the Solicitor and ownership of the ​property is officially transferred to the buyer.  Keys will be exchanged and all ​final paperwork will be signed and prepared for registration.

Who is liable for stamp duty?

Anybody who is purchasing a property is liable for Stamp Duty. Stamp duty is 1% on the first ​€1,000,000.00 and chargeable at a rate of 2% on anything over €2,000,000.00. It is essential that Stamp Duty is paid within  44 days of completion of the ​transaction otherwise penalties will be applied.


A consultation with a solicitor by phone or in our office must be prepaid. Contact us by phone, email or fill out the contact form and we will contact you to confirm your time, date and arrange payment method.


  • Payment is required in advance of the consultation. Contact us by phone, email or contact form to make booking. Terms and Conditions Apply.


  • Payment is required in advance of the consultation. Contact us by phone, email or contact form to make booking. Terms and Conditions Apply.
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