Searches & Title

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Dye & Durham act for some of the largest solicitor firms and financial institutes in Ireland, who have come to expect an exceptional level of service unequalled by our competitors.

We provide a range of services to assist in the timely delivery of key information, from Closing Searches and complicated chains of title to valuation searches and registry of deeds.

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Title & Closing Searches

When it comes to property, Title Information enquiries and closing searches are a particular speciality, with professionally trained staff attending daily at relevant repositories. This level of commitment goes hand in hand with our keen attention to detail, allowing us to deal with even the most complex and demanding search requisitions within specific deadlines.

We attend in person at the following repositories:

  • Land Registry (Dublin and Waterford offices)
  • Registry of Deeds
  • High Court Central Office
  • Judgments Office
  • Bankruptcy and Personal Insolvency Office
  • Companies Registration Office
  • Planning Authority (including Building Control)
  • Probate Office
  • National Archives – including Land Commission records

A Closing Search can also include the following information where the need arises.

  • Sheriff and/or Receiver of Fines
  • Petition to Wind Up

Law Searches (Property & Debt)

Consistently recognised for our accurate and efficient provision of up-to-date commercial information, Dye & Durham are the partner of choice for Ireland’s largest legal firms. We can also conduct searches in the UK, Northern Ireland, Jersey and the Isle of Man. We can report, collate and have your search results in front of you within a few hours of your requisition. In some cases we can access information electronically, where this is not available we attend the following repositories carrying out law searches and bespeaking copy documents as required:

  • High Court Central Office
  • Judgments Office
  • Companies Registration Office
  • Registry of Business Names
  • Registry of Friendly Societies
  • Register of Licences (Intoxicating Liquor)
  • Registry of Deeds and Land Registry
  • Bankruptcy Office to include the Insolvency Service of Ireland and the EU Register of Insolvencies.
  • Planning Offices at Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown Co. Co., Fingal Co. Co., and South Dublin Co. Co., together with other Planning Offices within the State
  • Patents Office for Patent and Trade Mark searches
  • National Archives – including Land Commission records
  • Central Bank
  • Mercantile Maritime Office & Marine Survey Office (Register of Shipping)
  • Irish Aviation Authority (Register of Civil Aircraft)

Valuation Searches

We attend the Valuation Office and provide expert and unrivalled experience in carrying out Valuation searches. We also lodge and bespeak documents including Official Certificates and Maps.

Valuation searches are used in conjunction with other methods of searching to ascertain key information or in locating lost deeds which can be very important to establish Title or Ownership of a property.

Title Registration

Dye & Durham acts for some of the largest law firms and financial institutes in Ireland, providing a pre-checking system to limit delays or queries from Land Registry or memorials lodged in the Registry of Deeds. We ensure same day service for stamping at the Revenue Commissioners enabling deeds to be lodged for registration as quickly as possible.

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