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Michael pigott - auctioneer & Valuer

Michael Pigott Auctioneer & Valuer is a new firm of estate agents that offers a comprehensive and expert approach to all aspects of the property sector.

Michael has 10 years' experience working with one of Ireland’s largest estate agency firms, Sherry Fitzgerald, and after 2 years working as a junior negotiator, he was promoted to branch manager for the Midleton and Carrigaline franchises.

Michael is very well known, in Carrigaline and beyond, as a hardworking, enthusiastic auctioneer with a proven ability to achieve the best for his clients. He is committed to providing a professional and dedicated service that encompasses strong local knowledge, excellent attention to detail and good rapport.

Michael Pigott is fully licenced with the Property Services Regulatory Authority and holds a BSc Hons Degree in Property Management & Valuation. He is a full member of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers & Valuer (IPAV) and is also a Recognised European Valuer, being a TEGoVA member.

Services include:

  • Residential sales & lettings
  • Commercial sales & lettings
  • Agricultural sales & lettings
  • Valuations for property transfer, probate, separation and more
  • Bank Valuations

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walsh & partners - solicitors & commissioners for oaths

Karen Walsh, Solicitor, specialises in Agricultural Law, Renewable Energy, Land Law, Boundary and Neighbour Disputes, Landlord and Tenant, Family Law, Commercial and Residential Conveyancing and Wills and Probate.

Being from a farming background, Karen has a particular interest in the modern agricultural issues facing farmers. She writes a weekly legal column for the Irish Examiner's Farming supplement and other publications, contributes regularly to radio and TV programmes and is a regular guest speaking at farming events. She is the author of “Farming and The Law”.

In recent times, she has advised farmers and landowners in relation to the development of wind farms and solar farms on their land. Wind farms and solar farms can be seen as a lucrative form of extra income. However, the development of wind turbines or solar panels on land can significantly affect a landowner’s property rights and land in the future. Landowners are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice before entering into any agreement with a wind farm or solar farm developer.

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