Residential Property

We recognise that for many people their home is their greatest asset. We also understand that buying and selling property can be stressful for those involved so that we work closely with our clients to bring transactions to a smooth and timely conclusion.

We act for first time buyers, clients who are upgrading their property and investors. We tailor our service to suit your needs. We understand that if you are purchasing your first property you will need us to take you through each stage of the transaction carefully. Alternatively, if you are a frequent investor you will require a quick and efficient service with the minimum amount of effort on your part. Our property department has grown considerably over recent years and this allows us to provide the high level of personal service which our clients have come to expect.

We represent and advise clients in all aspects of residential conveyancing which may sometimes include the following additional areas:



Landlord and Tenant

The passing of the Residential Tenancies Act 2004, which involved the setting up of the Private Residential Tenancies Board, has radically changed the private letting property market in Ireland. In order to have the full protection of the law, landlords have duties and obligations under this legislation. Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can advise you fully on how to protect your interests.

Commercial Leases

This area of law continues to evolve and change. The recent Miscellaneous Provisions Act of 2008 provides solutions to the longstanding problem of short term commercial tenancies exceeding 5 years creating entitlements to long term leases for tenants. This new act allows tenants to renounce their entitlement to long leases allowing them to stay in possession on foot of renewed short term leases.

We can give advice in the following areas:

NJ Downes Solicitors