Show me the money: What you do and don’t need to tell an agent when viewing a house

You don't need to provide documentation for first viewing, but aim to have it in place to proceed

Estate agents say that ensuring an applicant has proof of funds is necessary to ensure that whoever is bidding on a property has the means to complete the transaction. Photograph: iStock

Estate agents say that ensuring an applicant has proof of funds is necessary to ensure that whoever is bidding on a property has the means to complete the transaction. Photograph: iStock

Disclosure has long been a part of buying property but it became more of an issue during the Covid-19 lockdowns.

With restrictions easing and the Data Protection Commissioner taking a view on what can be asked as part of the sale process, what exactly do you need to know about showing proof of funds?

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