Property – Holland Condon Solicitors Kilkenny

August 22, 2018

Get money back from the tax-man : refunds of stamp duty for one-off houses

You can get a refund of stamp duty where you acquire a site and then build a home on it ! A 1-2% stamp duty tax applies to the purchase of residential property. A 2% used to be the rate for non-residential property (e.g. land). Now, a 6% rate of stamp […]
June 11, 2018

Landlocked sites and land ( where no registered right of access appears ) – a possible solution

A common enough scenario that arises in purchases of property = The owners are seeking to sell a property in a rural area that is accessed over a lane or road that is not in charge of the local authority. The purchasers insist on the vendor registering a right of way through the PRAI under Section […]
June 6, 2018

Rights of ways – some confusion exists

There appears to be a misunderstanding amongst solicitors and the public as to the effect of amendments made by Parts 12 and 13 of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011 (“the 2011 Act”) to the provisions relating to acquisition of easements and profits by prescription ( that is by […]
March 27, 2018

Online property auctions are RISKY

The Conveyancing Committee of the Irish Law Society has been made aware by practitioners that some of their clients have “signed” contracts online for the purchase of property before seeking legal advice. Complaints arising from online auctions Some clients were also threatened with forfeiture of their deposit monies when it […]