5 ways to avoid delays getting your sale completed

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Preparing to sell a residential property?  Here are 5 tips to help speed up the process

Selling a property in Ireland can be an extremely stressful process. There has been some commentary in the media by some parties involved in the process on the delays experienced when selling property in Ireland at the moment. There is no doubt that the process can be slow at present due to a number of factors including a slightly archaic title system (albeit in the process of modernisation through). However there are a few things the property owner can do to try speed up the process that perhaps they would not ordinarily know until they consult their solicitor after agreeing a sale. Here are a few tips on what you can do in advance before you are ‘sale agreed’;

  1. Obtain a Certificate of Discharge or Exemption in respect of NPPR (if applicable). It’s not enough to simply furnish your solicitor with a receipt for payment you must obtain the specific certificate from your local authority;
  2. Obtain a Certificate of Discharge or Exemption in respect of the Household Charge. Again while you may have paid in the Household Charge you might find that it has been erroneously applied to your Local Property Tax account. In such circumstances you need to furnish a prospective Purchaser with the Certificate of Discharge;
  3. Have a printout of your Local Property Account together with your property ID and PIN as the Purchaser will request these. If the valuation differs to the sale price you may need to obtain clearance from Revenue in advance of the sale;
  4.  Be sure to have your BER Certificate and Advisory Report to hand. This should be furnished to your agent before the property is put up for sale;
  5. If you have extended you property or carried out substantial works you should be sure to inform your solicitor and furnish them with copies of any planning permission or Architects Opinion/Certificates of compliance with same.

While this is a non-exhaustive list if you attend to these matters before you are ‘sale agreed’ it will help to get the process moving faster towards the all-important completion.

If you wish to obtain advice in relation to any aspect of  buyng or selling a property please contact:- Michael Crowley

Contact Michael: email michael.crowley@pforeilly.ie phone 01 679 3565

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