There was a very good article in The Sunday Business Post about buying and selling property, if you missed it, link below:
We were recently approached by a local photographer ‘Christian Haubold’ who is offering a dedicated property photography & virtual tour service. Christian is based in Dunmanway but would cover all of West Cork.
He offers a high quality service and will be exclusively though our agency. He has priced different packages depending on the size of the property which we believe to be very competitive.
This would be fantastic marketing tool, as even though we photograph your property, we are not professional photographers and Christian has specific post production techniques that can really enhance how your property is presented.
For more information please go to Christian’s website:
Alternatively please feel free to contact Maeve, if you would like to discuss this for your property.
There is no doubt the internet is a great way to reach international buyers, but sometimes there is nothing better than getting together face-to-face. With so many buyers nowadays coming from all over the world this can be a challenge.
That is why we are looking forward to taking some of our finest homes to the Luxury Property Show in London on 29th and 30th of October where many of London’s wealthiest people will be making their way to the prestigious Hurlingham Club to preview a selection of the most desirable homes from around the world.
It is in this rarified environment that we have been selected to showcase many of our most luxurious homes. We will be joined by leading real estate experts who will be running helpful interactive workshops and seminars over the course of this important two-day event. Nick Churton and Annette Reeve from our London-based affiliate company, Mayfair International Realty, will be on hand at the event.
This invitation-only private view offers guests a unique opportunity to see and buy some of the world’s most exclusive properties.
The Hurlingham Club is surely the ultimate backdrop for international buyers to discover some of the world’s most exclusive properties. We believe that it is our ability to expose our clients’ homes to these premium international buyers that sets us apart. We see it as essential that we are able to exhibit some of our most stunning homes at this important event. It is because London is so international and has such strong influence into Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and Russia that this event has an influence far beyond London and the rest of the UK.
That is a lot of wealth in a small place and it allows us to target buyers who by nature are often difficult to reach. In previous years, it has attracted over 3000 buyers during the two days.
Taking part in this impressive event is another example of how at Charles McCarthy’s we always strive to do the best for our clients and their properties.
One good reason why you should contact a solicitor if you are thinking of buying or selling property?
Irish Tax Numbers (PPS Numbers) are required by all Vendors and Purchasers to sell or purchase property in Ireland irrespective of whether they are resident for tax purposes in Ireland or not. The PPS Numbers are required to stamp the Deed of Transfer/Indenture of Conveyance for Stamp Duty purposes.
The Deed of Transfer/Indenture of Conveyance must be stamped within 30 days of the closing of the sale or the outstanding Stamp Duty will incur interest and penalties. If the Vendors or Purchasers do not have PPS Numbers then the Deed of Transfer/Indenture of Conveyance cannot be stamped.
An application together with requisite identity documents must be made to the Social Welfare Services Office to obtain a PPS Number and delays in obtaining PPS Numbers are currently running at approximately 2 months.
In the current market Vendors appear to be putting their properties on the market and only when a purchaser is found do they contact their Solicitors. This leads to delays where the Vendors do not have PPS Numbers (which would not have been required at the time of purchase as they were non-resident), where there are boundary or planning issues or issues relating to the non payment of the NPPR Charge, Household Charge, Septic Tank Charge or Local Property Tax.
If Vendors wish to sell their property without untimely delays when a Purchaser had been found, then it is advisable that they should contact their Solicitors to ensure that all matters are in order so that they can proceed with a speedy sale at the time they put their property on the market.
Equally all prospective Purchaser should be advised that they will require a PPS Number in the event that they purchase a property to facilitate the stamping of the Deed of Transfer/Indenture of Conveyance and it will take at least 2 months to obtain same once an application had been made.
Written by Liz Murphy BCL, Wolfe & Co, Market Street, Skibbereen, Co.Cork
An annual self-assessed Local Property Tax (LPT) charged on the market value of all residential properties in the republic of Ireland will come into effect from 1 July 2013. It will be administered by Revenue and a half-year charge will apply in 2013. All property owners within the State of Ireland are liable for this charge and we would advise all vendors especially those not currently residing in the country, to remember to register before the following deadlines:
7 May 2013: Due date for filing paper LPT returns
28 May 2013: Due date for filing LPT returns electronically.
As if you have not registered it will impede the sale of your property. For more information please go to: www.revenue.ie