Are you considering selling your house in Ireland? This comprehensive guide will walk you through the essential steps, legalities, and considerations to ensure a seamless and successful sale.
Selling a property involves specific legal requirements. These steps are crucial:
When selling your house there are several pieces of documentation and information required. Firstly your estate agent will need proof of identity and proof of address for anti-money laundering purposes.
A copy of a valid Building Energy Rating Certificate will also be needed.
it’s also a good idea to get all your receipts, guarantees and certificates ready for the solicitors.
Your solicitor will require the following documents:
1. Details of where your title documents are (if your title deeds are with a bank, provide the name of the bank and the account number),
2. Local Property Tax printout showing local property tax paid to current year end (www.revenue.ie),
3. Receipt or Certificate of Discharge showing that the Household Charge has been discharged (www.householdcharge.ie) (if payable),
4. Certificate of Exemption or Discharge for NPPR (applied from 2009 to 2013) (www.nppr.ie),
5. Details of your water and drainage supply,
6. If you have a septic tank on the property, evidence of its registration (www.protectourwater.ie),
7. If you are or ever have been married, a copy of your state marriage or civil partnership certificate (and copy separation agreement or divorce, if applicable),
8. BER Certificate showing the energy rating on your home,
9. Details of any building work you have done with copies of any planning permissions and architects’ certificates of compliance,
10. If your property is in a managed development, contact details for the management company/managing agents, and receipts for service charges,
11. If the property is let, copy letting agreement,
12. Details of any contents included in sale,
13. PPS Number(s) – needed for proof of identity,
14. Photographic identification such as passport(s),
15. Utility bill / bank statement (within the last 3 months) to prove your address.
Follow these steps for a successful sale:
Set a competitive yet realistic price based on a professional valuation.
Declutter, depersonalise, and consider minor repairs to enhance your home’s appeal. See our tip tops for preparing your property for sale.
Leverage their expertise in marketing, negotiation, and simplifying the selling process. Wondering how to choose an estate agent? Check out our top tips for choosing an estate agent.
Utilise online listings and professional photography to attract potential buyers.
Work closely with your agent to secure the best offer.
Finalise legalities and contracts with your solicitor for a smooth transfer of ownership.
Understand the financial aspects:
Coordinating the sale of your current home with a new purchase requires strategic planning and synchronized closing dates.
While possible, selling without an estate agent means taking on additional responsibilities like marketing, negotiation, and legal paperwork. An experienced estate agent brings valuable expertise to the table:
Selling your house in Ireland involves navigating various legalities and strategic steps. Utilise this guide to embark on a successful journey towards selling your property. For personalised assistance and expert guidance, reach out to ensure a smooth and rewarding selling experience.
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