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Modernisation would generally be allowed against capital gains but, in the absence of receipts, I think you’ll find it hard to persuade Revenue. Photograph: iStock

I purchased a house in 1987 for IR£27,500 and lived in it myself until 1992. I then rented it until last year and the sale has been finalised this wee(...)

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(...)

Investing in post-Brexit UK: price growth has been   muted   in London lately and values may  be flat, or slightly down, this year, according to Knight Frank. Illustration: Irish Times premedia/Getty

Thousands of Irish investors rushed into the UK market in the years leading up to the boom, attracted by better rental yields and a chance for diversi(...)

Investing in and carrying out the necessary work on a “doer-upper” for onward sale is a complex enough issue. Photograph: iStock

I have an apartment in Romania I bought five years ago. I bought it as a shell and have been doing it up bit by bit. It is still not totally finished (...)

A one-time titan of the auto industry, Carlos Ghosn is indicted on suspicion of violating Japan’s financial reporting laws. File photograph: Michel Euler/AP

The French government has told Renault to provide more details on compensation paid to senior executives via a Dutch holding company jointly owned wit(...)

A cohabiting one-earner household with one child would benefit from a 9 per cent reduction in their effective tax rate  at €50,000, which is €4,500 a year, if they were to get married. File photograph: iStockPhoto

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a fortune must be in want of a wife. Or at least he should be, if he wants to(...)

Inheritance tax is a self-assessed tax in Ireland and not really an issue for an estate agent. Photograph: iStock

My mother died in August 2018 and her house is up for sale at the moment. There is a life loan on the property of around €200,000 which has to be paid(...)

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(...)

“Everyone is allowed a principal private residence so I would expect that Revenue would be happy that, for the brief period you owned it, this was your family’s principal private residence.”

My wife and I had sold our home in May 2016 and, since then, have been living with my wife’s aunt. My dad died in February 2017. In his will, he left(...)

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(...)

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