Conveyancing Committee20/11/2018 The Conveyancing Committee is publishing guidelines for planning searches. Practical difficulties There are no current guidelines setting out what a planning search should cover. There can also be confusion as to what a planning search should include. The extent of the search can vary based on the law searcher used and / or [...]
Rejection of applications The attention of practitioners is drawn to PRA Legal Office Notice No 1 of 2018 “Query Management / Review and Rejection of Applications”. Paragraph 6 of the appendix to that Legal Office Notice provides that an application should be rejected if, among other things, no stamp certificate or other evidence of Revenue [...]
The Conveyancing Committee has been asked to provide guidance on what solicitors should do when an act turns up on an insolvency search. The whole area of insolvency resulting from the financial crash of 2008 has changed as a result of the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 and the reform of the law regarding bankruptcy. The [...]
Please note that the purchasers’ solicitors need not enquire with vendors’ solicitors as to whether vendors of dwellings have discharged water charges, as water charges are not a charge on dwellings. Vendors’ solicitors should note that, notwithstanding the suspension of water charges provided to a dwelling for the period from 1 July 2016 to 31 [...]
The Fines (Payment and Recovery) Act 2014 came into operation on 11 January 2016 by virtue of SI no 6 of 2016. The Act provides that a court that has imposed a fine of not less than €500 can appoint a receiver (‘receiver’ means a sheriff or an approved person appointed under section 8(1)(a)) to [...]
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