Signing or assigning a lease

Overview

If you lease or agree to lease:

  • land or buildings
  • or
  • anything to do with land such as rights of way

you may execute (sign, seal or both) an instrument (written document) to transfer the property to you.

If you execute the instrument:

  • in Ireland
  • or
  • outside Ireland, but it relates to Irish property or something done or to be done in Ireland

you must file a Stamp Duty return and pay the Stamp Duty due. You may have a claim to an exemption or relief.

You must treat a lease or agreement to lease as a gift if the consideration is less than the market value.

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