‘Constant’ delays from lenders and local authorities slowing down property sales – Law Society

Submission says a range of planning and administrative issues are slowing down conveyancing and calls on the government to support a raft of changes to the system

Law Society says issues around planning and bureaucracy are slowing down conveyancing across Ireland. Picture: Getty

Lenders, local authorities and planning issues are all contributing to “constant” delays in the processing of property sales, leading to significant hold-ups which add to the costs for buyers, the government has been told.

The Law Society has called for a raft of changes to speed up the process of conveyancing a property – meaning the system by which its ownership is transferred from a seller to a buyer.

In a written submission to the ...