Buying, Selling, or Mortgaging a Residential Property
Buying or selling a house is a significant milestone, and in the midst of the excitement, trying to navigate and understand the legal aspects of purchasing or selling a property can be a minefield. From site purchases to residences and mortgages, seeking advice from a residential property solicitor should be one of the first steps in your home buying or selling journey.
Conveyancing Solicitors at Padhraic Harris & Co. Galway
If you are buying, selling, or mortgaging a residential property, Adrian Harris, our property solicitor, is the person to contact. Adrian has a wealth of experience dealing with all aspects of residential property from site purchases to residences and mortgages.
He will take you through the steps involved in buying a house and explain the process and what is involved. Adrian will keep in touch with you and all other parties involved in the transaction such as Auctioneers, other party’s Solicitors, and Banks.
Arrange a meeting with Adrian in our Galway city office, located beside the Eyre Square Shopping Centre, to discuss your property purchase and get started in your home buying journey.
Buying and Selling Commercial or Residential Property
Whether you are buying or selling a property you will want an experienced solicitor to act on your behalf.
- At Padhraic Harris & Co. we have over 30 years of experience in representing;
- first time buyers,
- property investors,
- cash buyers,
- companies and
- public bodies
- buying or selling
- second-hand properties,
- new builds,
- development land,
- commercial spaces.
We also advise on Compulsory Purchase Orders.
What does a solicitor do in a property transaction?
Some basic steps a solicitor will take in carrying out a straightforward property transaction include; carrying out of searches, ‘investigating’ the title of the property, drafting contracts for sale, making and responding to enquiries in relation to the property and the contract (‘requisitions on title’ and ‘replies to requisitions on title), drafting required documentation including declarations (e.g. a family home declaration), closing the sale and registering title.
When should I engage a solicitor?
If you are buying a house/property it is a good idea to contact a solicitor at an early stage. This can prevent delays and difficulties. A good time to contact a solicitor is after you get mortgage approval in principle and before you make an offer.
If you are selling a house/property you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible. This is particularly important if you are hoping to speed up the transaction. In advance of a sale, your solicitor can draft the contract for sale, obtain title documents from the bank, identify any issues that may arise (e.g. difficulties around planning permission), estimate costs, and answer any questions you may have.
Do you have another issue related to residential property you would like to discuss? Adrian, our Galway based property solicitor can advise on a range of areas, including: