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Mullany Walsh Maxwells LLP is a specialist property law firm. Whether you are an experienced property owner, a first-time buyer or curious about your options for switching your mortgage, our solicitors can guide you through the complex process of property transfer.

Our guides below set out some useful information for clients who are engaging in a property transaction for the first time.

Steps involved in buying a home
  1. Identify your chosen property and inform the agent of our contact details.
  2. Click here for a property questionnaire which you can complete and return to us. This ensures that we have the information we require once you have agreed to purchase a property.
  3. Contact your lending institution and inform them of the property address and our contact details so they can issue your loan offer.
  4. Arrange your property survey. Click here for information explaining the importance of a survey and what to look out for.
Steps involved in selling a home
  1. Appoint your selling agent and introduce them to us as your solicitor.
  2. The agent needs basic information from your deeds to include in the sales brochure such as BER certificate, maps, access route to inform prospective purchasers. We can send this information to your selling agent on your behalf.
  3. Locate your Deeds. Your deeds may be with us, another firm of solicitors or a lending institution.
  4. We highly recommend completing this property questionnaire to furnish us with details of the property at the early stage of the sales process, even before the ‘for sale’ sign goes up. 
Steps involved in re-mortgaging a home
  1. Locate your Deeds. You will need to confirm which lending institution holds your deeds so that we can arrange to obtain the deeds and investigate the legal title of the property.
  2. We need to investigate the title as if you are selling the property. We highly recommend completing this property questionnaire to assist us.
  3. Send us your up-to-date contact details and marital status.
  4. Confirm if you have made an alteration to the property since you acquired it, regardless of size and value.
  5. Log into your Revenue local property tax account and send us a print out confirming that the local property tax has been paid up to the current year.

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, below is some of the basic information which we require in order to advise you on whether your intended agreement is reflected correctly in the lease:


  • Identify the extent of the premises and the property address including the Eircode;
  • Names of all parties involved, in particular, the company name or trading names, and their legal representatives and contact details;
  • Details of rent, rent free periods, rent reviews, VAT;
  • Length of the term of the lease and the intended start date;
  • Details of any break clause;
  • Permitted user(s);
  • Liability to pay service charges and insurance premiums;
  • Repairing obligations;
  • Right to assign, sublet, charge or share the property;
  • Alterations, fit out and reinstatement of the premises;
  • Insurance policies and insured amount(s);
  • Whether a guarantor is required and any deposit/security requirements;
  • Associated costs and timescales; and
  • Any other particular conditions to the lease.

For more information on property transfers, contact our team. Our property law solicitors are sharply client focused and communication is always a priority. This approach ensures that all legal and regulatory elements of any transaction are completed to the very highest of standards.