Brady & Co Service Update – Land Registry Up To Date

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We are pleased to let you know that following on last week's announcement the Land Registry is now up to date with all applications. Commercial and residential closing searches are now proceeding as normal.

The PRA resumed the processing of copy folio and title plan applications on the 24th, so please get in touch if you would like us to bespeak any copies on your behalf.

We have received advice today from the Probate Office that they are currently processing applications quite quickly (3-4 weeks). They are expecting, however, a large volume of applications once the lockdown measures are lifted so are recommending applications are filed during the current quiet period if possible.


Current Office Service Updates


Probate Services
The Probate Office is fully operational and we continue to provide our usual services. Our services include:

  • Searches for Grants
  • Bespeaking of Probate documents (Wills, Grants/letters of Administration, Inland Revenue Affidavits)
  • The filing of Caveats, Appearances to Caveats, Warnings to Caveats, obtaining Probate Officer’s Orders (e.g. Will to Incorporate a Map), side bars, and issuing Motions with the Probate Rules Office for the High Court List
  • Submission of Seat applications

With the current Governmental restrictions in place, there is a reduced staff on hand at the Probate Office. This will cause some Probate to take longer to be handled and returned.

As of the 1st April 2020, the Probate Seat Office have made a minor practice change. They have brought in measures that say that all Notice of Applications must be in print form or the application will be queried and returned as “Non-assessed” by the officials. All fees for Probate applications must also now be stamped on the back of the Notice of Application.

If you are in need of any of our Probate services or have any queries or questions in relation to a Probate matter, please contact us and one of our staff will soon be in touch.


Town Agency Services
The coronavirus arrangements in the High Court are in place until the 5th May, all motions and cases until then will be adjourned.

The Central Office of the High Court, is currently open, by appointment, to facilitate the making of applications for essential business only.

The stamp office is also closed, however, we have a stamp machine in our office so can get your documents stamped before we issue them.

The list of applications defined as essential business is as follows:

  • Applications for Bail
  • Habeas Corpus Injunctions and the enforcement of same
  • Examinerships
  • Urgent Wardship matters
  • Urgent Judicial Review applications
  • Issue of proceedings where the statutory time limit to issue will expire before Tuesday 5th May 2020

Please get in touch with us via email with your instructions and with an outline of the urgency of the matter and we can make the appointment, stamp the documents and then get them issued in relation to the above matters.

Similarly, If you would like one of our Town Agents to attend on counsel, please send an email with the instructions and we will respond with urgency to discuss your matter.


The Registry of Deeds
Registrations have recommenced (20th April). For searches, we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards.


The Company Registration Office (CRO)
Remains closed to the public but we have online access for searches. Submissions are also being received, processes and registered for all matters including New Charges for mortgages.


Planning Searches
All Councils have given us remote access to records from 1992-present. We are however unable to obtain details of possible enforcement notices at most Councils.


Sheriff & Revenue Sheriff Searches
All Revenue Sheriff offices appear to be operating as normal. We do not have access to all the Circuit Court Sheriff results.


We wish all our clients well, and please don't hesitate to get in touch by email for any queries.

Ursula McDermott, Operations Director

search@bradyco.ie

Law Search Service Update

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The big news this week and news that we have all been anticipating is that the Land Registry is now accepting all applications by post. The applications are not being processed, but they are being allocated a dealing number that can be attached to the folio. They have started this process so that the folios can be updated and residential transactions can proceed as normal.

The Property Registration Authority (PRA) and Land Registry
The PRA are open to receive applications by post and DX since Monday 20th April. Practitioners are requested to lodge applications and associated payments through the pre-lodgement facility on landdirect

The Registry of Deeds
Registrations have recommenced (20th April). For searches, we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards.

The Company Registration Office (CRO)
Remains closed to the public but we have online access for searches. Submissions are also being received, processes and registered for all matters including New Charges for mortgages.

Planning Searches
All Councils have given us remote access to records from 1992-present. We are however unable to obtain details of possible enforcement notices at most Councils.

Sheriff & Revenue Sheriff Searches
All Revenue Sheriff offices appear to be operating as normal. We do not have access to all the Circuit Court Sheriff results.

Probate Services
The Probate Office is now issuing Grants and Letters of Administration (since 16th April). Please get in touch if you would like us to submit Seat Office Probate Applications for Grants or Letters of Administration. We are also currently carrying out Probate Searches, bespeaking Wills and Grants/Letters of Administrations in the General Probate Office, and filing caveats and other submissions at the Probate Rules Office

Town Agency Services
The President of the High Court has directed that the coronavirus arrangements in the High Court will remain the same until the 5th May, all motions and cases until then will be adjourned.

The Central Office of the High Court, is currently open, by appointment, to facilitate the making of applications for essential business only. The stamp office is also closed, however, we have a stamp machine in our office so can get your documents stamped before we issue them.

The list of applications defined as essential business is as follows:

  • Applications for Bail
  • Habeas Corpus Injunctions and the enforcement of same
  • Examinerships
  • Urgent Wardship matters
  • Urgent Judicial Review applications
  • Issue of proceedings where the statutory time limit to issue will expire before Tuesday 5th May 2020

Please get in touch with us via email with your instructions and with an outline of the urgency of the matter and we can make the appointment, stamp the documents and then get them issued in relation to the above matters. If you would like one of our Town Agents to attend on counsel, please send an email with the instructions and we will respond with urgency to discuss your matter.


As we are all now working remotely, please email any queries you have to us as we will not be answering the office phone lines. We will continue to update our clients as much as possible via this website, LinkedIn, and our newsletter.

We wish all our clients well, and please don't hesitate to get in touch for any queries.

Ursula McDermott, Operations Director

search@bradyco.ie

Law Search Service Update

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We hope everyone enjoyed the long Easter weekend, and managed to make the most of the sunshine where possible. A few updates since last week; regarding the Land Registry, we have now received a service statement from the PRA that they will be open for limited services from next Monday 20th April. Similarly, we have a new service update from the CRO and the Probate Office.

The Property Registration Authority (PRA)
The PRA will be open to receive applications by post and DX from Monday 20th April. Practitioners are requested to lodge applications and associated payments through the pre-lodgement facility on landdirect.ie.

The Land Registry
Registrations are currently suspended with the exception of eRegistration services. Services required to support essential services and vulnerable people will be considered for urgent processing on a case by case basis.

The Registry of Deeds
Registrations will recommence (20th April). For searches, we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards.

The Company Registration Office (CRO)
Remains closed to the public but we have online access for searches. Submissions are also being received, processes and registered for all matters including New Charges for mortgages.

Planning Searches
All Councils have given us remote access to records from 1992-present. We are however unable to obtain details of possible enforcement notices at most Councils.

Sheriff & Revenue Sheriff Searches
All Revenue Sheriff offices appear to be operating as normal. We do not appear to have access to the Circuit Court Sheriff results.

Probate Services
We are currently carrying out Probate Searches, bespeaking Will`s and Grants/Letters of Administrations in the General Probate Office, and filing caveats and other submissions at the Probate Rules Office. The Probate Office will be starting to issue Grants and Letters of Administration from this Thursday,16th April. Please get in touch if you would like our Town Agents to submit Seat Office Probate Applications for Grants or Letters of Administration.

As we are all now working remotely, please email any queries you have to us as we will not be answering the office phone lines. We will continue to update our clients as much as possible via this website, LinkedIn, and our newsletter.

We wish all our clients well, and please don't hesitate to get in touch for any queries.

Ursula McDermott, Operations Director

search@bradyco.ie

Law Search Service Update

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Following on last week's service update where many councils had restricted access due to the announcement of An Taoiseach on the 27th March. We have seen increased availability of services as the Councils have worked hard to enable our searchers to have remote access. I can confirm that we do now have online access to South Dublin Council (which we did not last week).

We are still providing law searches, closing searches and town agency services, but due to the latest COVID-19 arrangements certain public offices have been closed or have limited access.

The current situation as of today 06/04/2020

  • The Company Registration Office is closed to the public but we have online access
  • The Registry of Deeds - we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards
  • Planning Offices - all Councils have remote access to records from 1992-present. We are however unable to obtain details of possible enforcement notices at most Councils
  • Sheriff & Revenue Sheriff Searches - all Revenue Sheriff offices appear to be operating as normal. We do not appear to have access to the Circuit Court Sheriff results
  • The Central Office is open by appointment only for essential services which include:
    • Applications for bail
    • Issue of proceedings where the statutory time limit to issue will expire before Tuesday 14th April 2020
  • Summons Services - We are currently unable to serve summonses with existing public health guidelines

As we are all now working remotely, please email any queries you have to us as we will not be answering the office phone lines. We will continue to update our clients as much as possible via this website, this news page LinkedIn, and our newsletter.

We wish all our clients well, and please don't hesitate to get in touch for any queries.

Ursula McDermott, Operations Director

search@bradyco.ie

Law Search Service Update

latest update

As of the announcement of An Taoiseach on the 27th March we are all now working remotely. Please email any queries you have to us as we will not be answering the office phone lines during this period.

We are still providing law searches, closing searches and town agency services, but due to the latest COVID-19 arrangements certain public offices have been closed or have limited access.

The current situation as of today 30/03/2020

  • The Company Registration Office is closed to the public but we have online access
  • The Registry of Deeds - we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards
  • Planning Offices - all Councils are now closed.
    • Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Fingal we have online access to records from 1992-present
    • South Dublin County Council planning searches are currently not possible
    • All other Councils - Online access to be confirmed
  • Sheriff Searches - Dublin City and Dublin County sheriff searches are still being provided, we await confirmation on the other Sheriffs around Ireland
  • The Central Office is open by appointment only for essential services which include:
    • Applications for bail
    • Issue of proceedings where the statutory time limit to issue will expire before Tuesday 14th April 2020
  • Summons Services - We are currently unable to serve summonses with existing public health guidelines

We will continue to update our clients as much as possible via this website, this news page LinkedIn, and our newsletter

We wish all our clients well, and please get in touch by email for more information about any of our services and we will endeavour to assist you in any way we can.

Ursula McDermott, Operations Director

search@bradyco.ie

Law Search Services — Coronavirus Update

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We are still providing closing searches and other law searches, but due to COVID-19 certain public offices have been closed or have limited access. We are working as hard as possible to keep our services available whilst keeping our staff safe and healthy.

  • Planning Departments
    • Dublin City Council - Access to the Planning Department, Dublin City Council, will be by appointment only. Unfortunately, this means we cannot guarantee same day service.
    • Kildare Council – Closed
    • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council – Access only to recent records from 1992- present
  • The Central Office is open for judgement, petition and proceeding searches and lodging of documents
  • The Company Registration Office is closed to the public but we have online access
  • The Registry of Deeds - we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards
  • Summons Services - We are currently unable to serve summonses with existing public health guidelines.

We will continue to update our clients as much as possible via this website, LinkedIn, and email. You can also sign up for our newsletter here

We wish all our clients well, and please get in touch for more information about any of our services search@bradyco.ie

Law Search Service Update

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We are still providing closing searches and other law searches, but due to COVID-19 certain public offices have been closed or have limited access. We are working as hard as possible to keep our services available whilst keeping our staff safe and healthy.

The current situation as of 16/03/20

  • The Central Office is open for judgement, petition and proceeding searches and lodging of documents
  • The Company Registration Office is closed to the public but we have online access
  • The Registry of Deeds - we have online limited access for records from 1970 onwards
  • Summons Services - We are currently unable to serve summonses with existing public health guidelines

We will continue to update our clients as much as possible via this website, LinkedIn, and email. You can also sign up for our newsletter here

We wish all our clients well, and please get in touch for more information about any of our services search@bradyco.ie

Moving to A Paperless Office

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We at Brady & Co. are committed to introducing a number of environmentally friendly initiatives in 2020.

Our first priority is to reduce paper waste. We aim to cut our paper use by at least 50% this year and we need your help. Modern offices have the means to use far less paper. What’s surprising is that statistically, we’re using far more paper.

We have started with improving internal processes and are on track to becoming a truly digital office. Next step is reducing the amount of paper reports that we send out to clients when digital is increasingly a preferred solution.

We will be phasing this in over the coming months and from the 1st of May 2020 search results will be provided by e-mail only, we will no longer furnish “hard copies” unless requested.

Should your firm require hard copies please contact our office, we will ensure your requirements are met. I will also be contacting as many clients as possible to discuss your particular needs and preferences.

We hope you will appreciate and support our new environmental sustainability policy and communicate with us your firm’s report requirements.

Why we are doing this

The paper industry is the fifth largest consumer of energy in the world. This over-use of paper has a significant impact on a company’s carbon footprint – not just from the chopping down of trees to make the paper, but also on the fossil fuel power used for printing, and the chemicals involved.

Worldwide, use of paper has risen by 400% in the last 40 years. This increased usage takes a huge toll on trees. Rapid deforestation – much of it to produce paper products – is a huge concern for our environment. Trees play a critical role in absorbing CO2 from our atmosphere and producing oxygen to support life on our planet. By reducing or eliminating our use of paper, we are doing our bit to preserve the life of trees.

Did you know that paper manufacturing is one of the worst offenders when it comes to pollution? Making one tonne of paper emits more than 1.5 tonnes of CO2 equivalent.

Announcing New Register of Beneficial Owners Search

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We can now carry out a search on the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (RBO). We provide this same day search service to enable you to check your client's company details or those of a company that is involved in a transaction. The search will provide you with details of the registered beneficial owners of the company.

What is the RBO?

The purpose of the Central Register of Beneficial Ownership of Companies and Industrial and Provident Societies (RBO) is to improve corporate trust and transparency in Ireland and the EU by making it clear to law enforcement agencies, regulators, obliged entities, other businesses and the public about who ultimately owns and controls Irish companies and industrial and provident societies (I&PS).

It is an offence to not register the RBO's of a company, but we are aware that many companies have still not complied with this legislation. Please get in touch if you wish to find out more about this new RBO search by email: search@bradyco.ie or by calling 01872 5122