Selling a rental property

One in five landlords plan to sell, citing increased regulation and less favourable tax treatment as reasons, according to recent research by a leading building society. ‘If you have a tenant, a key decision will be whether to sell with them in place or with vacant possession,’ says Cathal Murray, a solicitor with James McNulty & Co. Solicitors and [...]

Wood burners and open fires, what to consider when buying a new home

A wood burner or open fire is an attractive feature in a property, especially as the nights draw in and temperatures drop. If are buying a property with one, or you plan to install a log burner in your new home, there are important things to consider. ‘Most people know gas boilers and electrical wiring need to meet certain [...]

Have you considered the different ways to own your Home?

Low interest rates combined with high demand for rental properties and a boom in self-catering holidays have fueled growth in property investment. Flexible finance options also make it easier to pool resources to invest in property or to buy a second home with friends or relatives. ‘When buying a residential property with others, there are a number of options [...]

Parking and access issues when buying a new home

Searching for your next home, car parking may not be top of your list of priorities. A recent survey by Uswitch reveals nearly one in ten people has knocked on a neighbour’s door to complain about parking. It is not just neighbours who can cause problems. Commuters, school parents, entertainment venue and other visitors, can easily turn a quiet [...]

How to keep out of the mire when buying a home with a septic tank

Sewers and human waste may not be the first things you think about when looking for a new home, but many rural and semi-rural properties do not have mains drainage and so rely on a septic tank. This can have important legal, practical and costly implications, particularly since environmental regulations could mean that an old system is now unlawful. [...]

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