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Experienced Transperent Conveyancing Services For A Smooth Process

Mark A Quinn Solicitors are proud to offer experienced transparent conveyancing services that make the process of transferring ownership of property as easy and stress-free as possible. With years of industry experience, our solicitors have developed a highly efficient method to ensure no aspect of your conveyancing transaction is overlooked. We take pride in being able to keep you updated on any changes or developments throughout the process, so you can feel confident in us providing a personalised and reliable service tailored exclusively for you and your needs. Mark A Quinn Solicitors strive for customer satisfaction with each transaction, helping make the sometimes daunting process of property transfer stress free!

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Property Transactions made easy and transparent.We take care of all the legal details

Whether it’s your first home or your last home, buying property can be an exciting but stressful experience. At Mark A Quinn Solicitors we aim to be as transparent about our fees and the process as possible. We specialise in property transactions including the purchase and sale of new and previously owned houses and apartments. We aim to be fully transparent in respect of fees, please see below for details. Your case will be dealt with by one of our qualified Solicitors who will keep you abreast of progress and developments on your sale or purchase

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Our Process

Initial Steps

  • View Property
  • Place a Bid
  • Bid is accepted and you place your booking deposit with the Auctioneer which is fully refundable up until the point of signing contracts.
  • Advise the Auctioneer of your Solicitors Details
  • Your Solicitor will send you a Section 150 letter which provides a full breakdown of all costs including stamp duty and land registry fees that are applicable to the transaction.
  • You should consider getting a property survey at this point.

From Instructing Your Solicitor to Signing Your Mortgage Documents (Circa 4 weeks).

  • Your Solicitor will receive a sales advice note from the Auctioneer providing them with the details of the transaction including the Vendor’s Solicitors details.
  • Your Solicitor will contact the Vendor’s Solicitor to see if they have the title documents in their possession, if not, the Vendor will have requested them and be awaiting delivery from the bank.
  • Once we receive the title documents and contracts, we will examine them and raise pre- contract queries based on our investigations into the title, these can be simple items such as whether there are outstanding charges, to more complex items such as more information in relation to planning permissions.
  • You will attend our offices to sign your Mortgage documentation and we will explain your obligations under the documents to you.
  • If required, we may need to write to the Lender to make them aware of any unusual facts in relation to the title investigations to date and the Lender may ask our offices to seek extra information and documents from the Vendors Solicitor so that they can satisfy themselves that everything is in order. This is known as a qualification on title.

Signing Your Contract. (Circa 4-6 weeks)

  • Depending on the responses to the pre-contract queries, we will insert special conditions into your contact for sale, these vary widely based on the particular transaction but often include things like discharging outstanding sums as against the property from the sales proceeds, to what happens if you cannot draw down your mortgage etc.
  • Once the contract is settled, we will arrange your appointment to sign contracts. Two copies are signed, and returned to the Vendor with the contract deposit, they will organise for their client to sign both copies and will return one copy to us. At this juncture both parties are bound into the contact.

From Signing Contracts to Signing Your Deed.

  • We may require that the Vendor’s Solicitor respond to further queries, for example to show evidence that the LPT or NPPR charges have been cleared.
  • We will then draft the necessary document to Transfer the property from one party to the other and send it to the Vendor’s Solicitor for approval.
  • You will liaise with your mortgage broker to ensure all of the Lenders requirements are fulfilled you can then draw down your mortgage. We will send you a completion statement showing the amounts required to complete the transaction. You will send the amount stated to our Client Account.
  • Once all matters have been settled, the Vendor will arrange for their client to sign the deed transferring the ownership of the property to you. Once we receive this, the balance of funds required to complete the transaction is sent to the Vendors Solicitor with an instruction that the money is to be held on trust pending completion.

Day of Closing – Getting your keys!

  • We will request searches, which we receive by email, from the Sheriff’s Office, Planning Office, Receiver of Fines, Bankruptcy Offices, Land Registry and Registry of Deeds.
  • We will send them to the Vendor’s Solicitor. The Vendor’s Solicitor must explain the searches and certify that anything that appears does not affect the property in sale.
  • Once both Solicitors are satisfied, we will instruct the Vendor that the transaction is now closed, that they have the authority to release the funds to their client and a request that they email the auctioneer and provide them with authority to release the keys.
  • Once the Vendor confirms, we will call or email you to pick up your keys!

Registering Your Ownership.

  • No further steps are required by you after you get your keys, but your Solicitor will register the property in your name in the Land Registry and answer any queries they may have in relation to the title.
  • Once this is complete, your name as registered owner together with the name of the mortgage Lender will appear on a publicly available document named a folio.

Our Pricing

*If you intend to sell your property you should contact your solicitor as soon as possible as it takes an average of 6 weeks to obtain your Title Deeds from the Bank.*

The following are fees that you can expect to pay to the Land Registry and Revenue, these fees are collected by your Solicitors in any purchase or sale and paid on your behalf. Not all of the below charges will be applicable to your conveyance, details of the charges applicable to your particular conveyance will be provided by Section 150 letter given to you at the outset of your matter. These standard charges are set by the agencies to whom they are payable and do not differ as between Solicitors’ practices.

Purchase:

Registration Fees – Transfer of Ownership

Purchase Price: €50,000 – €200,000

Purchase Price: €200,001 – €400,000

Purchase Price: Greater than €400,000

 

 

€600

€700

€800

Registration of a Mortgage Charge €175.00
Searches €175.00
Sheriffs Office Searches €35.00 per person on title
Commissioner for Oaths €10.00 per sworn document
Same Day Transfer Fee – Bank EFT €20.00
Registered Post, Couriers and Sundry Outlays €80.00
Stamp Duty

Up to 1,000,000

Excess over 1,000,000

 

1% of the Purchase Price

2% of the Purchase Price

*First Registration – Form 3

*First Registration Form 1 & 2

€130.00

€500.00

 

Sale:

Removal of a Mortgage / Charge €40.00
Copy Folio & File Plan €40.00
Bank fee to release the title deeds €63.00
Searches €175.00
Sheriff’s Office Searches €35.00 per person on title
Commissioner for Oaths €10.00 per sworn document
Same Day Transfer Fee – Bank EFT €20.00
Registered Post, Couriers and Sundry Outlays €80.00

What Our Client's Says

Lorraine Dixon

I can’t thank Mark Quinn Solicitors enough, especially Serena, she was absolutely brilliant handling the purchase of my house, we wouldn’t have gotten through it without her, she went above and beyond to make sure everything got sorted. Highly recommend this company.

Kelley Richardson
Co. Wicklow

Professional, friendly, and great legal advice. From the front desk, to court, the whole team at Mark A. Quinn Solicitors treat, and represent, their clients to the highest standards. Worth every penny, I can’t recommend them enough

Steve Reilly
Manager

An excellent operation with attentive service and Solicitors who kept us fully informed throughout the process. The larger firms should follow the example set by this office Re customer service. Reasonably priced too

Frequently Asked Questions

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is a process that transfers the legal ownership of a property from one party to another.

How long does the Conveyancing process take?

Ordinarily, the conveyancing process takes approximately 12 weeks.

How do I appoint a Solicitor?

Once you have decided on your chosen Solicitor, you can contact the Estate Agent handling the property and provide them with your Solicitor’s details. The Estate Agent will then write to both the Vendor’s Solicitors and the Purchaser’s Solicitors providing them with a Sales Advice Note. The Sales Advice Note states the price, parties and property details and the details of both sets of Solicitors involved in the transaction. At this point, we begin corresponding with the other Solicitors about your property.

What are the risks of not using a conveyancing Solicitor?

Your home is one of the biggest purchases you will make in your lifetime. Conveyancing is a complicated process and a good Solicitor will ensure everything runs smoothly,  from obtaining clean title to the property, ensuring compliance with banks requirements, ensuring land registry compliance, that there are no charges registered or outstanding against the property that you may become liable for, right down to the basics such as ironing out the details of any parking spots.

If you are taking out a mortgage the bank will insist that you use a qualified conveyancing Solicitor to complete your property purchase.

What are Registration Fees and Outlays?

Ireland has an online system of property registration. This online system became compulsory for all counties in 2009. This means that any property which has been bought since 2009 needs to be registered. The Land Registry is a state-backed guarantee as to ownership and the register is deemed conclusive of ownership, it registers (among other things) the name of the owners of the property, a red line boundary of the property in ownership (for indicative purposes only) and any charge or mortgage against the property, this comes as a complete document called a Folio.

If you are buying a property that has been conveyed since 2009, then it is likely that the transfer will have been registered in the Land Registry and an application for first registration will not be necessary. If this is the case, then there will be no first registration fee applicable.  If the property is not registered in the Land Registry, then we will make an application for first registration on your behalf and you will be required to discharge the associated fee to the Land Registry in respect of this transaction.

Searches are carried out in a number of different bodies to ensure that planning permission affecting the property including issues like zoning are transparent, that the property isn’t subject to any licenses, that no compulsory purchase order has been levied against the property. A Sheriff’s Office and Bankruptcy searches are also carried out to ensure that none of the parties are reported insolvent, has any outstanding fines, or has outstanding judgments against them which might affect the property.

Registration fees and outlays are set by the bodies who manage them. As such, they do not differ between Solicitors practices.

How long does the first registration take?

There are two routes to first registration, the first is via a Form 3 application, this deals with simple transactions of under €1,000,000. During this process, the Solicitor reads the deeds (also known as the title) to the property and certifies to the Land Registry that all is in order. Prior to Covid this normally took 12-15 weeks however, delays caused by reduced staff operating in the Land Registry at this time means that this process may take longer.

The second system is for properties over €1,000,000 or where there is anything in the title which needs further explanation. In this instance, the Land Registry will look for certain deeds to the property and their internal team will review the documents and liaise back and forth with the Solicitor in relation to any queries they may have, as they arise. When the title department of the Land Registry is satisfied, they will then send the application to their mapping department and once this is complete a Folio will issue. This is a longer process and the time taken to complete will depend on the complexity of the title, it often takes a year or more to complete these applications.

What documents does my Solicitor need from me if I am selling?

  • Copy Passport or Drivers Licence and proof of address.
  • PPS Number
  • LPT confirmation of payment
  • NPPR Certificate of Exemption or Confirmation of Payment
  • Confirmation in respect of household charge.
  • BER Certificate and Report (if your property is less than 10 years old a valid certificate may be included with your title documents).
  • Details of any mortgage over the property including mortgage account number.
  • Details of the Solicitor who holds your title documents, if you have a mortgage outstanding, the bank will usually hold your title documents.
  • Marriage Certificate, Decree of Divorce or Separation, evidence of Civil Partnership and any Co-habitation agreements which may be in place.
  • Details of any management company which manages the property together with details of the service charge payable if applicable.
  • If you have a septic tank, then we require evidence of its registration. If you have not registered you need to log onto protectourwater.ie to begin registration.
  • Copies of Planning Permission for works done to the property since it has been in your possession.

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