Residential Property Frequently Asked Questions

What we’re asked the most.

Our experienced team at Griffin Solicitors can guide you through the process of residential property transactions. Please browse our FAQs below or contact us directly and we will be more than happy to address any queries you may have.

How much will it cost?

Solicitors costs come in two types. The first is the professional fee for the work done and secondly is the outlays paid out on behalf of the client. The outlays include land registration fees, search fees and stamp duty. Griffin solicitors will provide you with a full quote by email setting out all of the costs involved.

How long will it take to complete the transaction?

Normally 6 to 8 weeks from the time that the booking deposit is paid to the estate agent.

What documents do you need from me?

House Purchase:

  • Proof of identity- being copy passport/driving licence
  • Proof of address- being copy utility bill
  • Copy of the marriage certificate, if applicable, or confirmation of your marital status
  • Written proof from the Revenue of your PPS number
  • Signed Quotation and signed Terms of Engagement Letter

House sale:

  • Proof of identity- being copy passport/driving licence
  • Proof of address- being copy utility bill
  • Copy of the marriage certificate, if applicable, or confirmation of your marital status
  • Written proof from the Revenue of your PPS number
  • Certificate of Discharge re Household Charge
  • Certificate of Discharge or Exemption re NPPR Charge
  • Property History Report confirming that LPT has been paid in full
  • Property ID & PIN in relation to LPT
  • BER Certificate & Advisory Report (normally from agent)
  • Signed Quotation and signed Terms of Engagement Letter
What are the steps involved in the purchase process?
We will furnish you with our unique “Buying a property in 10 easy steps” when sending you a quote. This sets out the various steps in the legal process of buying a property.
What are the steps involved in the sales process?
We will furnish you with our unique “Selling a property in 10 easy steps” when sending you a quote. This sets out the various steps in the legal process of selling a property.
At what stage am I bound to go ahead with the purchase of the house?
Once you sign the contract and return the contract are binding yourself to go ahead with the purchase. The only reason the purchase will not proceed is if there is a breach of contract by either side. Griffin solicitors will advise you further if this happens.
Do I have to pay a further deposit when signing the contract?
You will pay a non binding booking deposit to the estate agent when agreeing to buy the house and a contract deposit, being 10% of the purchase price minus the booking deposit, on signing the contract. The contract deposit is held by the sellers solicitors pending completion.
When is the balance of the purchase money, fees and outlay and stamp duty payable?
The balance of the purchase money, fees and outlay are due a week before completion date of the transaction. We will send you a completion statement approximately one week prior to the completion of the transaction.

Still can’t find your answer?

If you have some unanswered questions please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you with your query.

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