Category Archives: Property

Your Guide to the Administration of your Estate

By acelegal June 2, 2020

The death of a loved one is always difficult, but this stressful time can be further complicated if there are problems with the administration of the estate of the deceased. In order to protect the interests of your family, it is important to consider how your estate will be administered, and to make a Will that details your wishes clearly. Making a Will is a straightforward and simple process when you work with an experienced solicitor, and knowing that there will be no unexpected problems to deal with in the event of your death will give you and your family…

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Things To Do After You Buy A House

By acelegal March 23, 2020

Buying a house can feel like a huge milestone, and when you finally get the front door keys, you’ll probably want to break out the champagne! However, there are still several things you need to do in order to protect yourself and your property, and our easy guide to moving in will help you to make the best decisions here. What To Do After You Buy A New Home If you’ve just bought a new home, you’ll have been involved in legal processes and paperwork for a long time, and you may think you can simply move into your house…

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Register Your Right Of Way – Don’t Lose Access To Your Property

By acelegal May 2, 2019

Did you know that new legislation on rights of way could mean your right of way is extinguished if not registered with the Property Registration Authority before the 30th November 2021? What is a Right of Way? Rights of way are established by long and continuous use, or by a formal agreement between the landowner and the party with the right of way. There may be conditions attached to this agreement. A right of way could be a laneway, a gap in a fence leading to another property or land, a boreen or another form of access that crosses the…

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Switch & Save On Your Mortgage

By acelegal March 5, 2019

Buying a home is likely to be the most important financial decision you make, and getting the right deal on your mortgage could make a huge difference to the amount that this costs you. Many people do not bother to switch their mortgage provider, but studies show that 1 in 5 people could save money by doing just that. Switching your mortgage provider might sound like a lot of work, and it can be a time-consuming process, but with the potential to save thousands, and even tens of thousands, of euros, it is well worth the effort. If you work…

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New Options For First Time Home Buyers

By acelegal March 27, 2018

Have you always wanted to own your own home but worry that your income is not enough to secure an affordable mortgage rate? Hundreds of people across the country find themselves in this position every year, and new schemes being introduced in Ireland may have the potential to change things for them and for you. From Thursday 1st February 2018, borrowers looking to buy their first home can borrow via a scheme called the Rebuilding Ireland Loan. This scheme is designed to offer mortgages with much lower rates than the averages offered by banks, fixed for the lifetime of the…

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Buying A House Without A Deposit

By acelegal March 12, 2018

It can seem almost impossible to get on the property ladder and own your own home for the first time, and it is true that the whole process is made much easier if you have been able to save up a substantial deposit. However, if you do not have a big deposit, you may still have options available to you, and you should consider the following carefully. Here at Irwin, Kilculllen & Co Solicitors, we specialise in property law and will be pleased to help you with the purchase or sale of your home. We recognise that every situation is…

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Essential Tips For First Time Buyers

By acelegal January 16, 2018

Buying a property for the first time can be an overwhelming prospect, since there are so many things to take into consideration. Buying a place of your own should be an exciting event, but the stress associated with your purchase can make this a very difficult time indeed. Here at Irwin, Kilculllen & Co Solicitors, we specialise in property law, and we can help you to navigate the purchase process with less stress. Relying on us to help you as a first time buyer will enable you to focus on the more fun tasks associated with moving house, leaving the…

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Do I Need A Solicitor To Buy A House?

By acelegal October 10, 2017

Buying a house is a huge and life-changing decision, and can bring financial security to you and your dependents. However, the potential problems that can arise from incorrect legal processes can be devastating, and it is vital to ensure that proper legal advice is taken throughout the purchasing process. Here at Irwin, Kilcullen & Co Solicitors, we understand property law and can help to ensure that your property purchase is carried out correctly. We can deal with the legal transfer of property and carry out all relevant searches and title checks. If you are purchasing a property with a mortgage,…

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Property Rental: How Much Wear And Tear Is Fair?

By acelegal September 24, 2017

Most property rental contracts allow for reasonable wear and tear during the course of the tenancy, but who decides what is fair and when wear and tear becomes damage? A fair tenancy agreement will include an inventory, which details the state of repair of certain items such as carpets and white goods. A landlord should replace or repair anything that is in a poor state, and the landlord and tenant should be in agreement about the condition of the property and its contents before the tenancy begins. Whether you are a tenant or a landlord, it is vital to protect…

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Register Now: Don’t Lose Your Right Of Way!

By acelegal July 27, 2017

Do you have a right of way over someone else’s property to any part of your property or grounds? If so, it is very important to register this with the Property Registration Authority to ensure that you do not lose it due to recent legal changes that relate to rights of way. All rights of way must be registered with the Property Registration Authority by 30th November 2021 in order to ensure that they will be upheld. Rights of way are usually created as a result of a formal agreement or by long and continuous use. Either arrangement may be…

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