Navigating the Winds of Change: Irish House Prices in 2023

As we pass the halfway mark of 2023, the Irish housing market finds itself amidst a mix of tailwinds and headwinds. The first quarter of the year witnessed a 0.3% decline in asking prices,driven by changes in the capital city. Dublin experienced a sharper fall compared to the rest of the country of 0.8%. The […]

The role of a conveyancing solicitor when you buy property in Ireland

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Buying a property can be one of the most significant purchases you make in your lifetime, and it’s important to ensure that everything goes smoothly. From a property law perspective, one of the key professionals involved in the process of buying a property in Ireland is a conveyancing solicitor. In this blog post, we will […]

Should we rent or buy? What to consider!

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Lina Oksaite from our Property Team discusses renting vs buying in today’s market Statistics show that by 2018, home ownership in Ireland had increased up to 70.3% and people continue to buy homes for various reasons, be it for their own use or as an investment, especially in present times where renting a property is […]

The Help to Buy Scheme- Top 5 Questions Answered

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Rachael Mc Cormack from our property team answers the the most commonly asked questions in respect of the help to buy scheme What is the scheme and why was it created? The Help to Buy Scheme was firstly set up by the Irish Government in 2017 to allow first time home buyers to get their […]

First Home Scheme [FHS]- Is it more of a hindrance than a help!

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Jack Duhig from our Property Team outlines the rules of the FHS to include the process. The First Home Scheme was launched in July 2022 and is available to first time home owners purchasing a new build or “fresh start” applicants purchasing a new build who have been adjudged bankrupt or who are divorced/ separated […]

Eviction Ban Bill 2022

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The Cabinet has approved legislation that will grant a temporary and conditional delay on tenant terminations for the length of the present housing crisis, according to the Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien. No-fault tenancy terminations scheduled for the next winter months will be postponed until 31 March 2023 under the Residential […]

The Residential Tenancies Board: what is it?

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And when/why should you get in touch? Court is expensive, time-consuming and even before Covid-19, there was a backlog of cases waiting to be seen. In order to avoid court in landlord and tenant disagreements, the Residential Tenancies Board was set up. As in the name, it applies to tenants living in accommodation, as opposed […]

Things to consider for first-time buyers

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Cost, amenities and what it is you’re looking for 1. Costs This is generally the first thing people think of when they’ve decided to buy property. Apart from the purchase price itself – as well as the booking deposit – there’s a number of costs that you should be aware of.   a. Stamp Duty […]

Switching your mortgage: is it worth it?

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It is if you want to save money and trust your solicitor and broker to get you there. Switching a mortgage may sound like a hassle but if you have a good broker, and an efficient solicitor the process is straightforward and will save you money long into the future. We can recommend a top […]