‘My father-in-law has offered to sell an investment property to my wife and I for €300k.  He paid €200k a number of years ago.’ Photograph: iStock

My father-in-law has offered to sell an investment property to my wife and I for €300k. The current market value for this house is approximately €350k(...)

It is disconcerting that three different qualified legal specialists have given you three different answers. Photograph: iStock

I have a question that I’ve asked three different solicitors and got three different answers. My aunt, who has never married and has no children, is l(...)

Any gift of a share in the property would count towards the lifetime limit of tax-free gifts and inheritances.

I have a query regarding a jointly-owned property with my sister. We bought it in 2008 for €390,000, and are joint tenants. My sister has pretty muc(...)

With a properly constructed will a son or daughter can avail of the dwelling house exemption on the family home while also inheriting a share of a  holiday home. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I am married with four children. Three sons are married and the fourth child, a daughter, lives at home. She has never owned a home. My wife and I are(...)

In this case, your mother effectively handed over ownership of the property to you with what is called a right of residence. Photograph: iStock

My mother transferred our family home to me, her son, in 1995 with one proviso – that she retained a right to live there until her death. The house wa(...)

Revenue has   tightened the rules significantly when it comes to inheriting a property   free of tax. Photograph: iStock

I am to inherit a property. Although I don’t own any other property and I will use the property as my main residence for more than three years after I(...)

Revenue will consider any of your assets as fair game for assessing inheritance tax.

I am an 83-year-old widower with two grown children to whom all my assets are left in my will. As of now, I will be able to leave each €310,000 in my (...)

Ultimately, the valuation date is the date when the value of the property and assets is established.

We are in the process of concluding an estate. The beneficiaries are five siblings. One of these is not an issue: the remaining four inherit the proce(...)

We have been gifted a garden site valued under €310,000 and under one acre by my fiancée’s parents to build a house for us. Photograph: iStock

My fiancee and I live in the United Kingdom. We have been gifted a garden site valued under €310,000, and under one acre by my fiancee’s parents to bu(...)

If you earn income from your home, you will be liable to capital gains tax on at least part of its increase in value when you go to sell it. Photograph: Getty Images

If someone rents out their home and, at the same time, moves in to a rented property (for example because of a change of job location that might not b(...)

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