The rules on capital gains exempt a principal private residence – i.e. your main home – from consideration. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

I purchased an apartment in 2016 and lived in it as my principal private residence for one year. During that year it increased in value by about €50,0(...)

Unless you are paying rent to your uncle at the market rate when you move into this home, Revenue will consider that you are in receipt of a gift. Photograph: Kate Geraghty

My uncle is alive and well and had been renting a home he owns but has never lived in to tenants for a number of years. The tenants have moved out and(...)

‘Do I qualify as a first-time buyer?’ Photograph: Getty Images/iStock

I’m 34 years old running my own business. When I was 20 my father and uncle purchased an investment property. I had received a claim at the time and p(...)

File photo.  Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

My husband and I are selling our house (we haven’t lived there for 10 years, it is rented out) and we are set to make a capital loss of approximately (...)

It’s worth considering how investors typically hold property in Ireland, and how these various structures are taxed. Photograph: Getty

The UN special rapporteur on housing, Leilani Farha, sent a letter to the Government earlier this year questioning its decision to allow unregulated g(...)

Misunderstandings and disputes over assets, gifts, inheritances and perceived preferential treatment have the capacity to tear families asunder.

My parents have recently agreed to purchase a nearby house as an investment property. The sale has not closed yet (a 10 per cent deposit has been paid(...)

The complexity of family arrangements never loses the capacity to surprise. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

My mother-in-law has advised she is going to bequeath one of her houses, not the main family home, to my wife. My wife now wishes to move into that h(...)

It may be the house of your dreams but you are a first-time buyer only once.

I was wondering if you could shed some light on the possible implications of a property purchase that I am intending to make. I am aware that, broadl(...)

Capital losses remain a stark reality for many people who were invested in the boom years, and not just in property. Photograph: iStockphoto/Thinkstock/Getty

I am sitting on an unrealised loss on an investment property purchased at the height of the boom. I am also sitting on unrealised profits on a portfol(...)

Our putative landlord buys a two-bed apartment for €250,000 in Grace Park Manor, Drumcondra

Yes, in the long-run we are all dead, as John Maynard Keynes famously put it, but not before many of us will have to survive a few years – or decades(...)

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