Conveyancing Solicitors

At Cleary Solicitors, buying or selling a home is a significant event. It’s more than just a transaction; it’s a monumental step towards realising your dreams and establishing your future. However, it can be somewhat perplexing with all the legal intricacies that occur behind the scenes.

That’s where we step in! Our friendly team is here to assist you at every juncture, ensuring everything progresses without a hitch. We are here to answer all your questions and guide you through the process, making it as simple as possible. We are not just your solicitors but your partners in this journey, always prioritising your needs. So, sit back and relax, knowing we are looking after your conveyancing needs in Tipperary.

If you have any questions regarding conveyancing legal matters, we will be more than happy to assist.

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process involved in buying or selling property. It encompasses a range of services to facilitate the transfer of ownership from the seller to the buyer. Our experienced solicitors are well-versed in handling all aspects of conveyancing, providing you with peace of mind throughout the transaction.

Our Services

Legal Advice

Buying or selling a home is a big move, and it can sometimes feel like you’re stepping into a maze filled with legal jargon and complex procedures. But don’t fret, we at Cleary Solicitors are here to guide you through, lighting up the path with clear and simple advice. Our team is all geared up to help you sail smoothly through the conveyancing process breaking down contracts into bite-sized information and spotting any potential hiccups before they become a problem, always with your best interests at heart.

Plus, we believe that no question is too small. We’re here to chat, really. Feel free to share your concerns or ask for clarifications at any time. We pride ourselves on our friendly and approachable style, making sure you feel supported and at ease at every step of your property journey.

property contract

Contract Review

Before you commit to any agreement, knowing exactly what you’re signing up for is vital. At Cleary Solicitors, we examine every contract detail to ensure it meets your expectations and safeguards your rights. We delve deep into the fine print, highlighting areas of concern and suggesting changes that serve your best interests.

Furthermore, we believe in a collaborative approach. We sit down with you to discuss the contract, offering insights and recommendations that are easy to understand. We aim to ensure that you feel confident and informed when you sign on the dotted line, knowing your interests are well protected. You can proceed with peace of mind with our meticulous contract review service.

Property Searches

When buying a property, we understand that you want a clear and complete picture of what you’re investing in. That’s why we conduct thorough property searches to uncover potential issues or restrictions that might affect your purchase. From verifying land ownership to investigating planning permissions, we ensure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision.

But our service continues beyond just gathering information. We present our findings clearly and understandably, helping you understand the implications of each detail. Our team is here to answer any questions, offering guidance and advice on how to proceed. With Cleary Solicitors, you can be confident that you are making a well-informed property purchase, free of hidden surprises.

Liaison with Financial Institutions

Navigating the financial aspects of a property transaction can often be the most stressful part. But at Cleary Solicitors, we aim to take that stress away. Our team liaises with banks and other financial institutions, coordinating all the financial elements of the transaction to ensure a smooth and seamless process. From managing mortgage approvals to handling funds, we’ve got it all covered.

Moreover, we understand that financial matters can sometimes be complex and confusing. That’s why we’re here to simplify things. We handle all the necessary paperwork, keeping you informed at every step. We aim to let you focus on the exciting aspects of your property transaction while we take care of the financial details. Experience a hassle-free process with Cleary Solicitors, where your financial coordination is in expert hands.

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The Conveyancing Process

Initial Consultation

First, we sit down for a friendly chat to learn what you’re looking for. It’s all about understanding your needs, wishes, and what you expect from the whole process. We’re here to listen, offer guidance, and make sure we’re all on the same page before we start. This is the perfect time for you to ask questions or share concerns so we can tailor our services to suit you best.

Preparation of Documents

Once we’ve got a clear picture of what you need, we roll up our sleeves and get down to the nitty-gritty of preparing the necessary documents. This isn’t just about filling in forms; it’s about crafting documents that reflect your interests accurately. We take great care in drafting and reviewing each document, ensuring everything is spot on. And don’t worry. We’ll explain all the legal terminology in simple terms so you know exactly what’s happening.

Property Searches

Next, we conduct detailed searches on the property you’re eyeing. This is a crucial step to uncover potential issues creeping around the corner. We check everything from who owns the land to any planning permissions. We’re like property detectives, ensuring no hidden surprises await you. And we’ll present all the findings in a way that’s easy to understand, helping you make an informed decision.

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Exchange of Contracts

Now comes the exciting part – making it official! The exchange of contracts is where the agreement between the buyer and the seller is formalised. It’s a big step, meaning both parties are legally committed to the sale. We’ll be with you, ensuring the contract reflects everything discussed and agreed upon. We make this step as smooth as possible, guiding you through with clear and straightforward advice.


Finally, it’s time to cross the finish line. The completion stage is where the transaction is finalised, and the ownership of the property is transferred to you. It’s the moment where you get the keys to your new place! We ensure that all the financial aspects are sorted and the necessary documents are signed and handed over. We’re here to celebrate this milestone with you, ensuring everything concludes with a happy and successful ending.

Who We Are

Cleary Solicitors is a friendly and reliable legal firm that’s been around since 1978. Started by Kieran Cleary, we’ve always been all about putting our clients first. For over four decades, we’ve been the go-to place for people seeking help with personal injury and property law. Our team is like a family, always ready to welcome and ensure you feel at home. We believe in building solid relationships with our clients, where trust and open communication are critical.

Buying or selling a property can sometimes feel confusing, especially with all the legal terms. But don’t worry. We’re here to make things simple for you. Our team is excellent at breaking down complex legal stuff into easy-to-understand language. We’re not just here to offer legal help but to give you peace of mind. With us, you can be sure that your property dreams are in safe and caring hands, where professionalism meets a personal touch.

Get in Touch

Ready to make your property transaction smooth and hassle-free? Contact Cleary Solicitors today to schedule a consultation with our expert conveyancing team.

Areas of Conveyancing Law

Guide to the Conveyancing Process
Buy to Let Purchases
First Time Buyers Help to Buy Scheme
Guide to Stamp Duty in Conveyancing
Guide to the Costs and Legal Fees when
Buying a House in Ireland
Guide to Selling a House in Ireland
Transferring Ownership to a
Family Member

Frequently Asked Questions on Conveyancing Ireland

What exactly is conveyancing? 

Conveyancing is the legal process that takes place when you buy or sell a property. It involves all the necessary steps to transfer the ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer. It’s ensuring everything is done correctly and legally when handling property transactions.

Can I do the conveyancing myself? 

Technically, yes, you can handle the conveyancing process yourself. However, it’s usually not recommended because it involves many legal intricacies and detailed searches. A professional conveyancer or solicitor ensures that all the legalities are handled correctly, potentially saving you time and avoiding costly mistakes.

What happens if the property transaction falls through? 

If the property transaction falls through before the contract exchange. In that case, neither party is usually legally bound to proceed, and you might only lose the money spent on surveys and legal advice. After the contract exchange, pulling out of the transaction can have legal and financial consequences. Discussing such scenarios with your solicitor to understand the implications fully is always best.

Who carries out the conveyancing ?

One has to ensure a correct legal transfer from one owner to the another owner arises. A conveyancing solicitor will take care of the legal process for the person.

How long does the conveyancing process take ?

Depending on the complexity or not of the individual property transaction, a timeframe of between 6 – 12 weeks is an approximate time.

Who carries out the conveyancing process ?

One has to ensure a correct legal transfer from one owner to another owner arises. A conveyancing solicitor will take care of the legal process for the person.

What is the difference between freehold and leasehold property ?

If a person owns a leasehold interested in a property, the person pays a ground rent to the ground landlord.

With a freehold interest in a property acquired, the person has become the owner.

What is stamp duty, and will I have to pay it? 

Stamp duty is a tax paid on property purchases. The amount you must pay can depend on various factors, including the property’s price and whether it’s your first home. It’s always best to check the current rules and rates to understand your potential liability.

How long does the conveyancing process usually take? 

The conveyancing process can vary, but it generally takes between 8 to 12 weeks from start to finish. However, it’s worth noting that this timeframe can change based on the complexity of the transaction and other factors like the property’s chain status.

What are the costs involved in conveyancing? 

The conveyancing costs can vary depending on various factors, including the property’s value, the transaction’s complexity, and the solicitor’s fees. It’s best to get a detailed quote from your conveyancer to understand all the potential costs involved. Remember, it’s not just about their fees; additional charges for searches and other administrative tasks might exist.

What is the role of a conveyancer or solicitor in the process? 

A conveyancer or solicitor helps guide you through the legal aspects of transferring property ownership. They handle contract preparations, conduct property searches, liaise with financial institutions, and ensure that the transaction complies with legal requirements, making the process smoother and less stressful.

What kind of issues can property searches reveal? 

Property searches can reveal various issues, including planning restrictions, potential flood risks, nearby road schemes, and disputes with neighbours. These searches help you understand potential challenges or problems as a property owner.

What is a Snag List or Snag Report

A survey can be completed on a second hand home when the matter is sale agreed. This is also described as a structural health check.

Snagging occurs in circumstances when a newly built property or possibly an extension is near completion, and an architect, engineer, project manager can assess the project, checking in essence for any defects that require the developers attention.

What is the Land Registry ?

There are separate systems in Ireland with respect to the recording of property transactions.

The Registry of Deeds system deals with conveyances and deeds with respect to unregistered property. This latter system will eventually be phased out and we have one system remaining being the Land Registry system.

When a person registers property ownership with the Land Registry, they will file the deeds and fill out the detail on a ‘folio’ with respect to ownership.

A folio will describe the registered property, specify the name and address of the registered owner, reference a plan on the land registry maps and will also describe any property burden, such as, a right of way.

When a person has paid all of their mortgage, they will obtain a Deed of Discharge from the bank.

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Buying or selling a home doesn’t have to be a puzzle. At Cleary Solicitors, we’re here to make things easy for you, guiding you with a friendly approach and expert advice.