Solicitors in Sligo, Dublin, Boyle, Ballina, Galway & Limerick

What is conveyancing?

In law, conveyancing is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another, or the granting of an encumbrance such as a mortgage or a lien.

A typical conveyancing transaction contains two major landmarks: the exchange of contracts (whereby equitable title passes) and completion (whereby legal title passes). Conveyancing occurs in three stages: before contract, before completion and after completion.

A buyer of real property must ensure that he or she obtains a good and marketable ‘title’ to the land; i.e., that the seller is the owner, has the right to sell the property, and there is no factor which would impede a mortgage or re-sale.

A system of conveyancing is usually designed to ensure that the buyer secures title to the land together with all the rights that run with the land, and is notified of any restrictions in advance of purchase. In most mature jurisdictions, conveyancing is facilitated by a system of land registration which is designed to encourage reliance on public records and assure purchasers of land that they are taking good title.

Our Conveyancing/Property Legal Team

We provide a full suite of legal services in the area of property sales and acquisitions in Ireland (conveyancing) to include advising on the sale and purchase of commercial properties, retail and commercial investments, development sites, planning issues, site acquisition, construction contracts, estate developments, tax incentives, licensing laws for liquor, taxation issues and commercial leases. In addition, given the more strained economic climate, we are increasingly being consulted in the area of dispute resolution when deals go wrong including the area of specific performance of contracts and landlord and tenant disputes.

We provide a full range of legal services in relation to the sale and purchase of residential property, mortgages, re-financing, advising on co-ownership, lettings, Residential Tenancies Act, capital gains tax, stamp duty, buying “off the plans”, and management companies.


John Duggan
T: 071 966 2019
Joanne Leetch, Senior Associate
BA (Hons), LLB (Hons)
T: 071 966 2019
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