Buying and Selling a House at the same time

Blanchardstown, Castleknock, Dublin City Centre

Buying or selling a probate property in Ireland?


Selling as an Executor? Can you sell before Probate is granted? Can you sell a joint property where one owner has died?

At Carmody Moran Solicitors our experienced property solicitor team is at hand to help guide you through the process of buying and selling a house at the same time in Blanchardstown, Dublin.

Probate sales can be quicker and easier. For purchasers of a probate sale property, the property is generally empty and as such a purchase of this nature often has the advantage of being the end of ‘the chain’.

On the flip side, the Executor sometimes has limited knowledge of the property sometimes only having had the time of the probate to get familiar with the property and some of their answers to ordinarily basic information can be limited.

The length of time from going sale agreed to getting your keys can seem like the third secret of Fatima!

Carmody Moran Solicitors suggest an early consultation as soon as your contracts for sale arrive to review together all of the documentation available and put answers to all of these questions.

The sale of a property where a loved one has passed away can be a tough decision to make. Family members may not all be in agreement and it can be a difficult position for the Executor to make to sell the property.

Role of the Executor

The Executor often wants to be respectful to all of the family but then only the Executor faces the stress of maintaining an often empty property, worrying about vandals or burst pipes, paying the outgoings and taxes, and insuring the property.

We advise an early consultation with one of our experienced property and conveyancing solicitors before putting the house on the market to review what documents are available, as it is not uncommon for title deeds to be mislaid or lost, and how best to proceed to ensure the transaction goes as smoothly and stress-free as possible.

Generally speaking and subject to legal advice on your particular situation unless there is a surviving joint owner a Grant of Probate or a Grant of Administration Intestate must be applied for and granted before a sale of a property can complete.

Selling a property before probate is granted

You can sell before probate is granted and a property can be sold while the application for the Grant of Probate is pending and the closing date linked to its issue, but early legal and specific legal advice is recommended in such circumstances.

We have had cases of helping Executors who are resident abroad to sell properties in Ireland and helping them sell quickly. With emails, fax, and overnight secure deliveries the world is a much smaller place within which to do business.

It is advisable to obtain Probate at the earliest opportunity in order to avoid any potential delays.

Where matters are urgent Probate can be obtained in a matter of weeks when a property is sale agreed.

A telephone call with one of our experienced solicitors can answer your questions to discussed the process and estimated timescales and an early consultation before progressing too far in the transaction can greatly ease the transaction and help it proceed in a smooth and straightforward manner.

Call our Blanchardstown office on 00-353-1-8272888 to make an appointment to meet and discuss buying and selling a house at the same time in Dublin further with our property and conveyancing solicitors or use the quick enquiry form here.

Note for other solicitors

Carmody Moran Solicitors offer agency services to solicitors located in the Republic of Ireland and abroad in conveyancing and probate mattersWe offer excellent communication and clear and practice advice at all stages throughout the transaction. We are cost-transparent and having discussed your requirements we will be in a position to issue you with a written comprehensive estimate for the work involved. For further information telephone Anthony Carmody or Niamh Moran on 00-353-1-8272888.

Your Expert Conveyancing Claims Legal Team in Blanchardstown

At Carmody Moran Solicitors in Blanchardstown our experienced conveyancing solicitors are on hand to advise and skilled in handling the process of buying and selling a house at the same time in Ireland.

The two partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors in Blanchardstown have a combined total of in excess of twenty five years professional legal experience. Together with their associates they aim to make the Court process as straight forward and navigable as possible while being on hand to alleviate their clients concerns and worries about going through the Court process.


Anthony Carmody


Anthony Carmody is one of the founding Partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors.

He has significant experience in personal injury cases and general litigation having handled literally thousands of cases on behalf of clients based in Ireland and abroad.


Niamh Moran


Niamh Moran is one of the founding partners of Carmody Moran Solicitors and is a solicitor with wide ranging experience across all areas of general practice.

Niamh manages the family lawconveyancing in Dublin, and probate divisions of the practice. Niamh’s practice of law is extremely varied and she is regularly sought out for her expertise by clients and colleagues alike.

*While we have made every effort to provide accurate information, the law is always changing and it affects each person differently. This information is not a substitute for specific advice about you personally and it is not intended as legal advice. We will not be liable to you if you rely on this information. In contentious business, a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement. This statement is made in compliance with Reg.8 of SI 518 of 2002.

You should note that no solicitor/client relationship or duty of care or liability of any nature shall exist or be deemed to exist between Carmody Moran Solicitors and you until you have received a written letter of engagement from us in which we confirm our appointment as your Solicitors.


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Amazing service provided by Caila and the team at Carmody Morgan. Would highly recommend to any first time buyers to link in here as they were on top of things and always answered any questions we had. I would go back if I ever need these kinds of services again!
Absolutely excellent service from the solicitors especially Caila who we dealt with while buying our first home. Could not recommend more. Extremely pleasant and easy to contact. 10/10
Very professional experienced team who run a friendly and efficient practice. I found them to be very astute and knowledgeable in our discussions about Litigation. Their advice made me rethink my actions and helped me settle an issue without any unnecessary actions or outlays.
Response from the owner: Dear Michael. Thank you for your positive review of our legal services at Carmody Moran Solicitors, Blanchardstown office. We will always do our utmost to ensure that we meet our client's expectations and to give them prompt and practical legal advice in all our areas of legal practice whether that be family law, property sales and purchases, probate or litigation. I have passed on your comments to the team and they are all delighted that you were happy with our legal service to you. Best regards, Tony, Niamh and all the team at Carmody Moran Solicitors, Blanchardstown.