What Gives Sherry Fitz the Edge?

As Ireland's most successful estate agent in terms of size, experience and expertise, the benefits of instructing Sherry FitzGerald Daly Kenmare to sell or buy your next property are unequalled.

Our culture of never giving up until we have secured the very best price possible is legendary. No other agent fights harder to maximise value in terms of the price we achieve - and the way we guide our clients on the journey getting there; staying in continuous communication with updates, reports and recommendations so you know what's going on, every step of the way.

To ensure we offer an unequalled service we are forever improving it through the best training & technology available. We regularly measure ourselves against the very highest industry standards preferring to exceed them, rather than simply reach them.

Our team of 3 full time Estate agents ensure you and your property will get a professional service that can not be beaten by our competitors.

As the leading property firm, we are also leaders when it comes to making innovations in the use of technology, or creating new faster, simpler procedures, or clearer, more effective marketing, or upgrading our training programmes.

This way, we will always offer the leading edge. The benefits of which lead straight to your door.

Selling a Property

It's our unique approach that has been proven time and time again to get the very best results for our clients.

To fight hard on our seller's behalf - We have come out of tough times, tougher. We are prepared to, and are in the best position to maximise value - in both the price we achieve for your property and the journey to get there. This is because we've invested internally. We've created a culture in which our negotiators work relentlessly and are even more determined.

To have unrivalled local knowledge - No one knows the market like we do. We successfully sell more properties than any other agent. Our proven track record clearly demonstrates our intimate local knowledge and obsession with selling property.

To market the property to a wider audience - Selling a home is not just about showing the property, The key to obtaining the best price for your home is through our extensive marketing packages. We can offer a wide variety of packages to suit your property. Our marketing packages can include professional photos, drone photos, video’s, floor plans, extensive web advertising on www.seandaly.com, www.myhome.ie, www.daft.ie, www.property.ie , www.sherryfitz.ie and www.rightmove.co.uk . Social media campaign. Signage at the property. Window display on our prime location on Henry Street in Kenmare.

To have the best buyers already on our books - We have better qualified buyers, ready and waiting. We are pioneers at keeping in touch with our customers, with a unique, dedicated team managing our registered local, national and international buyers - staying in constant communication and keeping their requirement details up-to-date. At Sherry Fitzgerald Daly Kenmare, everyone counts.

To make the bidding process seamless and transparent - Mysherry fitz is exclusive to Sherry FitzGerald Daly. My Sherry Fitz is an online platform where qualified buyers can bid 24/7 on our properties.

To be admired and desired, for our professionalism - Reliable, decent, trustworthy and consistently impressive to work with, our unrivalled experience, enviable reputation, professional approach - and the unique way we ensure our offices run to the maximum advantage of our vendors - is invaluable.

For free market appraisal on your property call (064) 6641213: Elaine Daly elaine@seandaly.com

John Daly john@seandaly.com

Suzanne Teahan suzanne@seandaly.com

LPT (Local Property Taxation)

Local Property Tax (LPT) first came into being in May 2013. LPT is a tax payable on the market value of the residential properties in the State.

Now the liability date for Local Property Tax (LPT) is 1 November each year. This means that your property is liable for LPT for 2023 if it is a residential property on 1 November 2022.

You need to pay the LPT charge for 2023 if you are the liable person for LPT on 1 November 2022. You are still the liable person if you sell or transfer your property between 1 November 2022 and 31 October 2023.

To check if you and your property are liable for LPT, please see here

Your LPT charge is based on your valuation of your property as at 1 November 2021. Your valuation of your property on this date determines your LPT charge for each year to 2025.

This applies to newly built or renovated properties uninhabitable on 1 November 2021, but suitable for use as a dwelling on 1 November 2022.

When selling a property a vendor will need to provide a proof of payment of all LPT liabilities during the relevant years they own the property. For further information on getting proof of payment of your LPT follow the attached link.

NPPR (Non Principal Private Residence)

The local Government (Charges) Act 2009 introduced a €200 annual charge on non-principal private residences. This would apply to holiday home owners, Investment property owners, 2nd home owners. There was also a late payment fee of €20 per month per property. This also applied to unpaid charges.

The NPPR Charge and late payment fee relating to 2009 and the associated charge on a property expired after 31 July 2021. The NPPR charge and late payment fee relating up to 2011 and the associated charges on a property expired after 31 March 2023. Each charge which became a charge on property is applied for its own 12 year period, measurable from the liability date.

The amount of NPPR fees and penalties a vendor is required to pay in order to sell a property which was an NPPR, reduces every year until the liability and charge on the property expires completely on 31st of March 2026.

Therefore as 1st of April 2023 the full liable amount for NPPR including fees and penalties is €1,860. This will reduce further from 1st of April 2024 is €1,110, 1st of April 2025 to €750.

NPPR liabilities can be paid online at www.nppr.ie or the liable property can be registered online and post payment to NPPR P.O Box 11654, Dublin 8.

Once a receipt of payment is received then forward the receipt to nppr@kerrycoco.ie and request a certificate of discharge.

In the event that you own a liable property during the taxable period, but, feel that it should be exempt from the tax (there is a list of possible exemptions listed on the web site www.nppr.ie ). e.g. The house was derelict and unfit for human habitation. Then you should take photos (date the photos) of the property and write letter to the local County Council looking for a letter of NPPR exemption for the property and stating the reason why you feel the property should be exempt. It would be recommended to seek this letter of NPPR exemption now even if you are not thinking of selling the property at this time.

For full details of the charge, liability, payment methods etc. go to the Kerry County Council web site at https://www.kerrycoco.ie/finance/non-principal-private-residence-charges-nppr/ or contact Kerry County Council revenue department 00 353 (0)66 7162100.

• This information is accurate as at 21/02/2023

The Household Charge

The Household Charge is an annual charge introduced by the Local Government (Household Charge) Act 2011 which is payable by owners of residential property. The household charge is an interim measure pending the introduction of a full property tax. (This is a totally separate charge from the NPPR charge) The Household Charge is €100 per residential property situated in the State. The household charge is payable by the owner of the building in respect of each unit of residential accommodation.

Owners of residential property on the liability date of 1st January 2012, subject to a limited number of exemptions and waivers (see web site www.householdcharge.ie ), were liable to pay the household charge by 31st March 2012. From 1 July 2013, any outstanding Household Charge liability (including late penalties) was increased to €200 and is payable to Revenue. (See web site for details www.householdcharge.ie )

Septic tank registration charge:

All septic tanks were to be registered by the 1st of February 2013. The registration fee was €50. You will be able to register your septic tank with your local authority (County Council) by online registration or by written application. Information on the charge is on the attached link www.protectourwater.ie .

Stamp Duty:

When purchasing property, the purchaser will be liable to pay stamp duty tax. Residential (houses, apartments) stamp duty 1% up to €1,000,000, 2% for any part of the purchase price in excess of €1,000,000. Non-residential (commercial and land) stamp duty 7.5%. There have been numerous changes to the stamp duty rates in recent years. See attached link for further information

Capital Gains Tax:

When you sell a property you maybe liable to pay Capital Gains Tax (CGT) if you have made a profit on the sale. The current rate of CGT is 33%. There are a number of exemptions (eg principal residences) and reliefs (eg renovation work). See attached link for further information

Capital Acquisition Tax:

If you inherit or receive a gift of property you may be liable to Capital Acquisition Tax (CAT). The current rate of CAT is 33%. There are a number of exemptions and reliefs. See attached link for information

If you require further information on taxation please contact John Daly at john@seandaly.com and he will assist you.

If John cannot answer your query he will refer you onto an accountant that maybe able to assist you.