Land Registry (Fees) Order 2012

LRFO 2012 which came into force on the 1st of December 2012 introduced new increased Land Registry Fees for property transfers.  It also details the new services being offered by the Land Registry and the associated charges for same.  A full schedule of the Land Registry Fees Order 2012 can be downloaded from the Land Registry Website.

The following are examples of the changes made with relation to the fee structure in relation to applications for registration of a transfer on sale where the value of the consideration is:

  1. Not in excess of €50,000, Land Registry Fee €400.00
  2. In excess of €50,000 but not in excess of €200,000 Land Registry Fee €600.00
  3. In excess of €200,000 but not in excess of €400,000  Land Registry Fees €700.00
  4. In excess of €400,000 Land Registry Fees €800.00

Formerly the fee scale up to the 1st of December 2012 was as follows:

  • €1.00 to €13,000 Land Registry Fees €125.00
  • €13,001 to €26,000 Land Registry Fees €190.00
  • €26,001 to €51,000 Land Registry Fees €250.00
  • €51,001 to €255,000 Land Registry Fees €375.00
  • €255,001 to €385,000 Land Registry Fees €500.00
  • In excess of €385,001 Land Registry Fees €625.00

Similarly in relation to other registrations for example:

  • Voluntary Transfer this is increased from €85.00 to €130.00
  • Application for registration of part of Folio this is increased from €60.00 to €75.00
  • Charge/Judgment Mortgage this is increased from €125.00 to €175.00

This just gives a broad example of the changes that were made in relation to the fees.   These changes were introduced by Statutory Instrument Number SI 380 of 2012.”

About John Whelan Solicitor

John Whelan Solicitor is Owner and Principal of Matthew MacNamara & Son Solicitors in Cashel, Co Tipperary, Ireland. John P Whelan, solicitor, obtained a BCL Degree from University College Cork and has been the principal since 1990.