Property Law

Residential lettings: what are the obligations of landlords and tenants?

The obligations of landlords and tenants, and the statutory basis for the Private Residential Tenancies Board which deals with disputes, are set out in the Residential Tenancies Act 2004. The obligations of landlords are set out in section 12 of the Residential Tenancies act 2004: Obligations of landlords. 12.—(1) In addition to the obligations arising …

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BCMS (Building Control Management System) Essentials-what you need to know

The BCMS (Building Control Management System) was brought about by the Building Control (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (S.I. no. 9/2014). The purpose of these regulations is to strengthen the previous regime for the control of building activity. It does this by providing statutory certificate of design and construction, lodgement of compliance documentation with the local authority/building …

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Converting shuttered pubs to residential property now exempt development-new Planning regulations 2022

Many people are unaware that there were extremely useful planning regulations introduced in 2018 which allowed certain commercial properties to be converted to residential, without planning permission. The regulations-The Planning and Development (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2018-were due to finish in February 2022. Not only are they not finishing in 2022-they have been extended to …

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Holding closing documents and funds on trust pending completion of a property transaction

Holding closing documents and funds on trust pending completion of a property transaction It is common practice in a conveyancing transaction for the solicitors acting for the vendor and purchaser to transfer the closing documents of title and purchase funds to the other side to be held ‘on trust’ pending completion. Put simply, if I …

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Selling your house? Use this 15 point checklist to ensure a smooth process

Are you thinking  about selling your house? If so, you will want the process to be buttery smooth. This will ensure less stress and a realisation of whatever plans you have for moving on to your replacement property. The Law Society of Ireland has issued a useful checklist to give you a good indication of …

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