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Welcome to Ellis & Ellis, the home of econveyancing.

Along with our full Town Agency facility, we provide a comprehensive suite of law searcher services for conveyancing and litigation purposes. With our blend of a quick and easy-to-use ordering platform, over 130 years of know-how, and a quality after-sales experience, we provide clients with a superior searching and litigation support service.

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Solicitors can request via this on-line portal, all the usual searches types required for the sale of property.

Other searches can also be ordered for use in boundary or title disputes, probate, litigation, fitness and probity and a variety of other matters.

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In 1890, fourteen years before James Joyce’s Ulysses sent Leopold Bloom on his epic tour of Dublin, co-founder Charles Ellis joined with the already established company of James T. Ellis, Law Searchers to form a new firm Ellis & Ellis (Pedigree, Law & Patent Searching Agents). In the intervening 130 years or so, this fully Irish and family-owned company has continued to serve solicitors and legal professionals, with great pride in its work ethic, traditions, and durability. Ellis & Ellis face into this third century confident in our aim to continue serving the legal profession to the high standards, and reliability that have become our bywords.



Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What are Rent Pressure Zone (RPZ) Searches? At a time of ever-increasing rental costs, and as part of a governmental approach to making rented accommodation generally more affordable, Rent Pressure Zones (RPZ) were initially introduced on 24 th December 2016, and have since been extended under the Residential Tenancies (No. 2) Act 2021. This special RPZ zoning was intended to identify areas where rents were highest and still rising. The regulations were intended, should a premises fall within an RPZ, to place certain upward-only restrictions on chargeable rents. Currently under the legislation, any private rented property in a RPZ had

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Register of Shipping Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What are Register of Shipping Searches? A division of the Department of Transport and operating under the Irish Maritime Administration (IMA), the Marine Survey Office (MSO) is responsible for port/ flag state (i.e. the jurisdiction under whose laws the vessel is registered or licensed) regulatory control in Ireland.  These duties and responsibilities as the maritime transport regulator include ‘…the safety, security, environmental protection and living and working conditions for vessels and ports in Ireland and Irish ships abroad’. However, one of the other functions of MSO Administration is the issuing of Vessel Certificates. As such, and as a function of

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Intellectual Property Office of Ireland (IPOI) Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

Intellectual Property – a brief understanding In as much as physical objects like land, houses, vehicles, and other goods can be owned by an individual or a legal entity, it is also the case that original creative processes or innovations can be owned.  Copyright aside, certain types of intellectual property (IP) still necessitate a formal application and evaluation process for ownership rights to be legally established. The ultimate intention of the registration of IP is to protect both the tangible financial rights and the intangible (reputational) value inherent in those novel assets.  The Intellectual Property Office of Ireland IPOI (previously

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Credit Union Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is a Credit Union search in the context of a conveyance?  Credit Unions bear many similarities to Friendly Societies which are often characterised as associations of ‘mutual aid.’ Initially formed on a voluntary basis, friendly societies’ primary purpose was to ‘…safeguard members from debts arising from illness, death, or old age.’ Over time some Victorian friendly societies evolved into insurance companies, trade unions, industrial and provident societies, and various groups fostering specific activities or interests. Gradually, in their own way, credit unions would co-evolve within the spirit of the co-operative identity, i.e., the principles of ‘ ‘…self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality,

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Probate Searches in a Conveyancing Context – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What are probate searches? Typically, when an individual passes away within the State, a procedure is initiated to grantsomeone the legal authority to manage the deceased person’s estate. This process iscommonly known as Probate, and its name has roots in the Latin words ‘probare’ or‘probatum,’ signifying the verb ‘to prove.’ Operating under the jurisdiction of the High Court, it is the Probate Office that facilitates thebestowing of the said legal authority. This ultimate sanction is provided through a documentcalled a Grant of Representation (i.e. Grants of Probate or Letters of Administration) whichderives from a series of stages that collectively constitute

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What is a National Archives Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

The National Archives – A brief synopsis Born of a merging of the State Paper Office (SPO) (Founded in 1702 and holding the records of the various Lord Lieutenants of Ireland, 1542 to 1801) and the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) (Founded 1867) whose duties included ‘…collecting administrative, court and probate records…’, the new National Archives (NA) was opened on 1 June 1988.  On its inception under the National Archives Act 1986, it was purposed with the enduring conservation, indexing and making public of records of state, including legal, historical, and genealogical records.  These virtuous aims were entrusted to

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What is an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV) Register Search? – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What is an Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicle (ICAV) search? In order to respond to the above premised question, we must first ask ‘What is an ICAV?’  Operating under the European Commission’s regulatory framework for managing and selling mutual funds (i.e., financial products that aggregate assets from shareholders to invest in bonds, market instruments, stocks and other assets) Irish Collective Asset-management Vehicles (ICAVs) were first introduced by the Central Bank in March 2015. In doing so, ICAVs represented a new form of collective investment vehicle for Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS) funds and Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and

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Closing Searches – An Ellis & Ellis Explainer

What are Closing Searches? Typically, when a premises goes ‘Sale Agreed’ the selling and purchasing solicitors will generate a contract which commits the buyer to the purchase of the property (right or interest) as seen, yet subject to the contract’s agreed terms and conditions. Invariably the contract to purchase will include a deliberation on the outcomes of title investigations, in the form of closing searches. Closing searches thus can be defined as ‘…a series of investigations made to (a) establish title, (b) flag impediments or burdens, (c) address undertakings to lending institutions, and (d) provide the instructing solicitor with insights

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