Our Services

Pat Gannon Auctioneers Kilkenny

We aim to deliver!

As property agents, we are answerable to our industries leading professional bodies: IPAV, SCSI and the Property Services Regulatory Authority, maintaining the highest of professional standards by conforming to clearly set guidelines. We are proud of the fact that a large proportion of our business is return business/ referrals from satisfied clients who have recommended us to colleagues / friends / family.

We offer a 5 Star Service, from market appraisal, to top class promotion, keeping you fully informed during the sale to ensure a smooth and positive result. We aim to deliver!

Property Services

Pat Gannon Auctioneers Ltd provides a comprehensive property service that includes:

  • Residential Sales, Lettings & Valuations.
  • Commercial Sales, Lettings & Valuations.
  • Agricultural Sales, Lettings & Valuations.
  • Compulsory Purchase & Compensation.
  • Consultancy & Advisory Service.

Sales

No matter how big or small, we put 100% into each sale process. As your agents we:

  • Help you determine the best-selling price for your home.
  • Make recommendations to get your home in top selling condition.
  • Develop and implement a marketing strategy to sell your home.
  • Pre-screen and pre-qualify all candidates, showing your home only to qualified and ready buyers.
  • Assist with negotiations, and monitor the progress of the sale, once the suitable buyer has been found.
  • Stay in contact with the buyer to ensure things are running smoothly.
  • Communicate with you, to renegotiate if the market changes/ to keep you up to date.

Lettings

We aim to take all the stress away from renting your property. As your agents we will:

  • Help you determine the best rent achievable.
  • Advertise your rental property.
  • Screen all tenants (reference checks).
  • Register PRTB & adhere to PRTB standards.
  • Liaise with both tenant and landlord should any issues arise.
  • Carry out routine inspections.

Land Lettings

Our team carries an abundance of knowledge when it comes to agricultural land. When it comes to letting or leasing your land, we ensure to:

  • Achieve the best price possible per acre for your land.
  • Draw up a land lease or land rental agreement.
  • Liaise with both tenant and landlord, on any matters that arise.
  • Register stamp duty on Revenue.ie.
  • Assist with negotiations, and monitor the progress of the sale, once the suitable buyer has been found.
  • Stay in contact with the buyer to ensure things are running smoothly.
  • Communicate with you, to renegotiate if the market changes / to keep you up to date.

Valuations

We provide FREE sales valuations. We also provide valuations for probate, transfer of land, mortgage switchovers etc. We work in conjunction with solicitors and banks to provide valuations as requested by the client.

We are registered to carry out both Red Book and Blue Book valuations.

Compulsory Purchase Orders

A CPO is a legal function that allows certain statutory bodies which need to take land or property to do so without the consent of the owner. The compulsory acquisition of land takes place in Ireland to allow a public infrastructure project to go ahead for the common good. The current compulsory purchase system, with the public enquiries, notices to treat, notices of entry, is a daunting prospect for the individual property and land owner.

We have extensive experience and knowledge in dealing with CPO and over the years have represented a number of landowners in their claims for compensaion for loss of land for the construction of the motorways. We have been contracted to work for both sides, the county council and the clients themselves on different occassions.

Some of the schemes we were involved with are:-

  • The Callan Road, Kilkenny (Re-structuring in 2016-2018).
  • M7 Portlaoise - Castletown / M* Portlaoise - Cullahill Motorway Scheme.
  • Kilkenny Link Road to N9 / N10 Carriageway.
  • N9/N10 Kilcullent to Waterford Scheme : Waterford to Powerstown.

What do I do if my property is subject to a Compulsory Purchaser Order?

As soon as you become aware that your property is affected by a CPO process, without delay you should seek the property advice of a professional valuer experienced in the area of compulsory purchase.

This advice will cover how best to deal with your Notice and preparation of your claim for compensation. The cost of such services are part of a normal claim for compensation.

The aim of any compulsory purchase order should be to leave the affected party, in so far as money can, in the same position as before the property / land was acquired. It follows therefore, that the affected parties should be duly compensated for their loss/disturbance.

A number of key issues arise from this:

  • The basis of compensation for property acquired is market value.
  • Principle of Equivalence. This requires that the affected party is left in the same financial position after the CPO as they were prior to the process.
  • The compensation should reflect both the actual land acquired and the diminution in value (if any) of the retained area as a result of the CPO.

Stamp Duty

Stamp Duty is the tax levied by the Government for changing the documents that specify who owns a particular property irrespective of whether it's a new build or second-hand property. The amount is based on the type and cost of the property and whether it is a residential or non-residential property.

For residential property, it is calculated at 1% of the selling price of any property up to €1m. For amounts above €1m you will be charged 2%.

For example:

If you paid €227,000 (including VAT) for your new house, this is made up of the base price of €200,000 plus 13.5% VAT (€27,000).

In this case you only pay stamp duty on the base price of €200,000, so your Stamp Duty will be €2,000.

Who do I pay my Stamp Duty to?

When closing a sale your solicitor will calculate the stamp duty you owe to the Revenue Commissioners.

Non-residential property

A single rate of 2% applies to all non-residential property.

Sites

If you buy a site with an arrangement to build a house on it, then stamp duty will be charged at the residential rate on the total of the site and the building cost.

If you buy a site with no connected arrangement to build a house or apartment on it, then stamp duty will be charged on the site cost at the non-residential property rate.

Private Treaty

Most property in Ireland is sold by Private Treaty. Under this method, a price is agreed between the agent and vendor going to market, which is usually subject to negotiation between your agent and prospective buyers.

Public Auction

We generally offer distinctive properties / land for sale by Public Auction. This differs from Private Treaty in that there is a 4-6 week marketing campaign prior to auction day and if sold on the day the contracts are signed by both parites and a 10% deposit is paid.

Local Property Tax

What we do!

We can provide a professional valuation of your property and make payment online if you so wish - all you need to do is provide us with your PPSN, your Property ID and PIN.

The next valuation date will be on 1 November 2019

Who is liable

A property is liable for Local Property Tax (LPT) if it was a residential property on the valuation date of 1 May 2013. You are liable to pay LPT if you are the owner of a liable property on the liability dates. Commercial properties are generally not liable to LPT.

Key dates

The current valuation date for Local Property Tax (LPT) is 1 May 2013. The next valuation date will be 1st Nov 2019. This date is used to determine the market value of your property and your LPT liability. There is only one valuation date in any valuation period. The current valuation period runs from 1 May 2013 until 31 December 2019.

If you are a liable owner of a property on the liability date you must pay LPT. The liability date for LPT for 2013 is 1 May 2013 and for any other year it is 1 November in the preceding year.

Example

Tom bought a property…

on 10 November 2015

As Tom was not the liable owner of the property on 1 November 2015, he was not liable to pay LPT for 2016.

John bought a property…

on 30 October 2016

As John was the liable owner of the property on 1 November 2016, he is liable to pay the LPT for 2017.

Each property will have a unique property identification number (ID) for LPT purposes. This ID number is provided to you on official correspondence and should be retained and used in all LPT correspondence. You will also be provided with a PIN number for accessing your LPT account online at Login to LPT online. Your PIN will also be quoted on official correspondence and is required to securely access the LPT online system.

The property ID number, the PIN number and your Personal Public Service Number (PPSN) or Tax Reference Number are required to successfully access your LPT record online. If you need to request a property ID and PIN number, enter your PPSN or Tax Reference Number when you Login to LPT online. Your Property ID or PIN will be posted to you at the address on file for the PPSN or Tax Reference Number you supplied.

What can we do to help?

We can provide a professional valuation of your property and make payment online if you so wish - all you need to do is provide us with your PPSN, your Property ID and PIN.

Get in touch today!