BUYING & SELLING HOUSES IN IRELAND
WITH HICKEY O'DONOGHUE:
1. Costs / Expenses Associated With Buying A House:
a. Solicitor Fees:
Hickey O'Donoghue have a special arrangement with a panel of local solicitors
and can arrange discounts on the above rates
b. Valuation Fee:
- Your lending institution will require a valuation
- Hickey 0'Donoghue can arrange competitive rates
c. Surveyors Fees:
- New homes registered with home bond come with a 10 year Structural
- It is advisable to arrange a surveyors report particularly on 2nd
The vendor pays the Auctioneer. The purchaser has no payment here!!
2. New Stamp Duty Rates
Stamp Duty is a duty levied on documents or instruments, executed
in Ireland, relating to conveyances and certain other transactions.
3. What Else Do I Need To Know?
Second Hand House
Normally a booking deposit is payable to the auctioneer or estate
agent, to secure the property you are buying, this is usually €5,000
to 10% of the purchase price of the property. The conditions of payment
of this deposit should be subject to contract, good title, survey
and loan approval. This is fully refundable prior to signing of contract.
- Normally €2,000 - €5,000 booking fee
- 10% upon signing of contracts
- Balance on completion of sale
What is involved if I want to sell my property?
- Decide which auctioneer you are going to employ
- Contact us without any obligation & we will agree a competitive
rate satisfactory to you.
- Agree an advertising budget.
- Remember when you decide to sell your property - let as many people
as possible know your house is for sale (even let your neighbours know).
It is therefore very important to have a sign in your garden and a photograph
of your property on display in your agent's shop window, property brochures
and virtual tour.
- So have you decided you are selling??? Tel (061) 310022 or e-mail,
us now and we will be pleased to advise you.
You need a Solicitor
- Decide on which firm you are going to use. Contact Hickey O'Donoghue
if you need any assistance in deciding.
- If you are buying and selling your solicitor will probably quote you
an overall fee for both.
- Have you any extensions which require planning permission? These should
be resolved at the beginning as this can cause delays later in the sale.
- Instruct your solicitor as early as possible so that they can arrange
the necessary paper work.
- If you have a mortgage, your solicitor will need to get the deeds
from your bank/building society.
THINKING OF SELLING? CONTACT US NOW!