- Are there any Irish folks on here?
does anybody know the rules regarding which solicitor you can use when buying a property in Ireland (south).Posted 4 years ago
I’ve been told that if you buy a property in Ireland and you are a UK resident, then you need to hire an Irish solicitor to handle all the legal stuff.. Does any1 know if this is true?
WE purchased here and our uk solicitor who did our uk sale stated that he could not do an irish purchase as irish law is different to uk as far as house purchase goes .
This is fact ,but i don’t have to disclose personal info to a stranger on the net .
Ask your uk solicitor if you need more clarification .Posted 4 years agoamplebrewMember
We have the same situation on the Isle Of Man where a UK lawyer can’t practice over here as the law is different.
A quick look on Google would suggest that they would have to sit the Final Examination 1 (FE1) which is the entrance examination for the Law Society of Ireland in order to practice.
We sometimes to get UK lawyers involved in high level court cases, however they are only allowed to advise the legal team.Posted 4 years ago
I never said anything about you supplying your personal information, what I said was give me some more info.Posted 4 years ago
For example, if I told you that in Poland on Xmas day, 75% of households always leave a ‘spare seat’ at their dinner table just in case a stranger knocks on the door and asks for something to eat.
Now, you would then say to me, ‘oi teddybear, give me some more facts bcos this tale sounds rather far fetched’.
And I would then proceed to tell you that it is ‘fact’ bcos I’ve lived in Poland for a few years and I know this 2B true. This is the ‘facts’ to which I am referring, not your DOB or shoe size. 🙂
OK apologies, but did come across a bit strong .
Yes there are diffferences in UK and Irish law.
Otherwise purchase is straight forward process unless there are complications with land title etc.
But certainly a good time to buy over here, lots of property been on market a long time so don’t be afraid to offer low .Posted 4 years agoNipper99Subscriber
Its a jurisdictional issue, the same reason IPosted 4 years ago
can’t act for clients who purchase properties in Scotland – not qualified to practice in that jurisdiction. You may be able to find an Irish qualified lawyer who practices from the UK (dual qualification)so you could have one firm do both transactions – check the Law Soc’s web site.winston_dogMember
Why would it be a surprise that a foreign lawyer wouldn’t be able to practice in another country?
FFS you can’t use an English lawyer to buy a house in Scotland and it is a legal requirement to use a lawyer in Scotland but not in England.
Ireland has different law and is a different Nation State from the UK.Posted 4 years ago
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