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Conveyancing is the legal transfer of property from an owner to the buyer. It usually involves two phases: the exchange of contracts wherein equitable interests are agreed upon and settlement wherein ownership rights are legally transferred.
It is a high-stakes investment and is handled by a solicitor specializing in conveyancing. At Keenan and Company Solicitors, we are committed to providing all our clients with exemplary service and making purchasing or selling property hassle-free.
The solicitor’s role is to ensure that the land and title deeds of the property are correctly transferred from the seller to the purchaser.
To ensure a smooth conveyancing process, take these steps before contacting a solicitor:
1) Gather essential documents: Collect title deeds, planning permissions, warranties, and guarantees related to the property.
2) Obtain financing information: Consult with your lender and obtain a written agreement or mortgage offer.
3) Organize identification and proof of address: Prepare copies of your passport or driver’s license and recent utility bills or bank statements.
4) Disclose relevant information: Inform your solicitor about any property disputes or planning restrictions.
5) Maintain communication and responsiveness: Respond promptly to your solicitor’s requests and keep communication channels open.
We strive to get the right results at the right price for our Conveyancing clients. We have a professional, experienced and hands on approach to assist you with all of your legal needs.
Donagh joined Keenan & Company having worked for four years in a busy General Practise in Dublin and having spent one year working in Vancouver, Canada in the state’s Supreme Court Defence Litigation department. Donagh obtained a Degree in Law with history from UCD in 2013 and qualified as a Solicitor in 2018.
Donagh practices primarily in the areas of Personal Injuries Litigation, Conveyancing & Probate.
Conveyancing refers to the legal process of transferring ownership of a property from one person to another. It involves a series of steps, including the preparation and review of legal documents, property searches, and the exchange of contracts. Conveyancing ensures that the transfer of property is legally valid and protects the rights and interests of both the buyer and the seller.
Hiring a conveyancing solicitor is crucial to navigate the complexities of property transactions and ensure a smooth and legally sound process. A conveyancing solicitor will handle the legal aspects of the transaction, including property searches, title investigations, contract drafting and review, negotiation, and the registration of the transfer. Their expertise helps protect your interests, identify any potential issues or risks, and ensure compliance with all legal requirements.
The conveyancing process typically involves the following key steps:
> Pre-contract stage: Drafting or reviewing the contract, conducting property searches, and raising any necessary queries.
> Exchange of contracts: The buyer and seller sign the contract, and a deposit is paid. At this stage, both parties are legally bound to the transaction.
> Completion: The remaining balance is paid, and ownership of the property is transferred. The conveyancing solicitor registers the transfer with the relevant authorities.
Post-completion: Finalizing any outstanding matters, such as paying stamp duty, updating land registry records, and providing the buyer with the keys to the property.
The duration of the conveyancing process can vary depending on various factors, including the complexity of the transaction, the responsiveness of all parties involved, and any unforeseen issues that may arise. On average, the process can take between 8 to 12 weeks. However, it is important to note that each case is unique, and some transactions may be completed more quickly, while others may take longer.
If you are in the process of buying or selling a property, contact us to arrange a consultation to discuss the procedure today.