Dermot Deane does it for a fixed price, €980 + vat dermotdeane.ie
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I suppose you could ask about expediting it, but from what I understand the delays tend to be in getting signed contracts back, particularly when there is a chain of buyers. Someone else on here might have more practical experience as I have yet to go through the process myself.
Glad you have sold the gaff. Hope the sale goes through. Selling is generally the easier half of the equation from a solicitor’s point of view and should be cheaper - no stamp duty or registration fees to be paid
Know nothing whatever about Mr Deane -but if he does a swift successful job for you for
€980 plus vat and I stress INCLUDING professional fees and ALL OUTLAY ! then you will have done ok.
Anyone serious about having your business will give you that unambiguously in writing- and you should ask for it.
I have done conveyancing for friends and extended family -never indulged in the binge -but titles with apts can be a pain in the arse. Any one doing the job on the terms above will show a modest profit for their work.
Hope any hit you took on the property wasn’t too severe.
Take out the golden pages and start ringing around. Ask them what they charge for a sale. Tell them someone else says they will do it for €500 and ask if they’d like to better that. If this is yielding no takers then it says to me your gamble is too low & that you need to up it to €600 and start again with a new batch of solcrs. this will tell you for sure what work is involved for the solicitor. Target firms that specialise (used to specialise in conveyancing) as they should be hungriest. No point speculating on what you or I think it’s worth, it’s what you can get it for that matters. Is there 10 hours work from start to finsih @ €50 per hour =€500? I don’t know the answer to this but I presume that’s how solicitors will decide on how low they will go and it’s bread and butter stuff to them - they know exactly how many hours it takes on avge.
I bought recently and couldn’t get lower than €800 plus VAT for prof fees with this approach (plus just over €500 fixed costs on Land registry fees for title transfer which the buyer will pay in your case). As a seller I think you can be less fussy about who does it for you as long as they are quick about it - don’t want the sale to fall though as prices keep falling! You could be kicking yourself in 3 months time if this happens for the sake of a few hundred euro.
Found myself in the Roundhall yesterday morning. Generally crowded around 10.45 on Mondays during term… long lists… swish of gowns, heads itchy from horsehair wigs being scratched …rustle of paper and chatter.
Have always had the habit of sniffing the air for that elusive odour. In the past it would sometimes be masked by the smell from the likes of Paddy McEntee’s cheroot or other gaspers. But ultimately the prevailing aroma would emerge triumphant … there it is BULLSHIT!
Nowadays there is no smoking allowed but my routine continues …I sniff , I identify it and I know that there is continuity in the world. Quite reasurring really.
I can of course sometimes find virtual ‘Roundhalls’ even in this esteemed forum. Now what is that whiff I have been getting in here ?
While I hadn’t intended to do so. I will now give a name to Evilal to quote him for what I hope will be a successful transaction for him. Without of course any prejudice to the worthy TWG’s right to offer his undoubted extensive knowledge and experience to our inhouse vendor.
Wow… for a virtual Roundhall that pong has been quite strong of late…