Residential Sales

Selling a house or apartment in general can be a very stressful time in a person’s life.

At Clarke Jeffers we seek to minimise any stress by providing a fast and efficient service, with our client always at the forefront of our work. We are here to provide professional assistance in relation to any queries which you might have and also to ensure that the transaction completes swiftly and successfully.

Our extensive experience in this area means we can identify both potential legal and practical problems which can arise during the course of selling your property.
In line with our commitment to clarity, we will ensure that we communicate clearly and regularly so that there is never a time where a client feels that they don’t know what is happening with their file.

Over the last 80 years we have acted in all types of residential transaction from large scale housing estates and apartment blocks, to individual houses and apartments. We also provide expert advice relating to leasing and licensing of residential property.

When selling your property Clarke Jeffers can guide you safely and successfully through the process.

“Selling property is stressful. Knowing how to get the job done is a friendly approachable manner can be the difference between it being a positive or negative experience for the client“

-William Clarke, Partner.

We advise clients in the following areas:

  • Sales of lands and property

  • Voluntary Transfers

  • Leasing (landlord and tenant)

  • Cohabitation agreements

  • Intellectual Property

  • Co ownership agreements

  • Title advice

  • Representation at auction

  • Mortgage and refinance

  • Building agreements

  • Boundary disputes

  • Issues pertaining to Rights of Ways and Easements


View our frequently asked questions.

We provide full written quotations to our clients prior to any work taking place. This quotation will include our professional costs together with all associated outlay. All costs are fully transparent.

It takes roughly 6-8 weeks to carry out a sale from start to finish. The timeframe is generally dependent on a number of factors. We seek to provide an estimated timeline to our clients as soon as possible at the start of a transaction.

Where your mortgage is less than the sale price, then the property can be sold without agreement of the Bank. The mortgage monies would be repaid to the bank directly on completion of the sale. Where the sale price is less than the mortgage this is known as ‘negative equity’. Consent to sale is required from your bank to agree to this type of sale. It is important no matter what sale is happening, that you engage with your solicitor as early as possible to avoid any delays.

It is standard in residential conveyancing that a party sells their house in order to buy another property. While these transactions are common, they do come with many complications such as mortgage switch, closing dates, etc. We have vast experience in the area and can guide you through all matters from the start right to handing you your new keys.

No. A Solicitor is prohibited from acting on both sides in a conveyancing transaction. As such, both sides are required to obtain independent legal advice in relation to the transaction and any potential implications of same.

If a concern arises in relation to your title, we can meet with you to discuss the issue. We can then review the title documentation and provide with the advice on what steps you need to take to rectify any issues. This ensures that the issue is resolved prior to the sale of your property.


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