Building extension: no waterproof membrane was laid and the damp is now risin. Photograph: Thinkstock

Q I hired a builder to build an extension for me, however he didn’t lay a waterproof membrane on the floor and the breeze blocks he used were quite t(...)

The practice of setting advised minimum value too low in expectation of higher bids shouldn’t be happening again. Photograph: David Muscroft/Getty Images

Q I have noticed that an estate agency firm has numerous properties for sale by auction with extremely low advised minimum values. For example, there(...)

The Property Services Regulatory Authority has received hundreds of complaints from house hunters about unlicensed staff, gazumping and fake bids. Photograph: Frank Miller

The State’s new property regulator is to begin a major crackdown on rogue estate agents and auctioneers, according to the Sunday Business Post. The Pr(...)

Q Our apartment complex has recently experienced a series of burglaries. It would appear that the burglars accessed the complex via a gate which is(...)

Recent jumps in prices in some areas only, coupled with uncertainty on the real direction of the market, are feeding fresh worries

If insanity can be defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting to get different results, can it be applied to the Irish property marke(...)

A 15-year lease for the basement, ground floor and first, second and third floors of 43 Grafton Street was signed in November of last year and involves an annual rent of €305,000, to be paid quarterly. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

High-profile commercial tenants are paying more than €1 million a-year in rent for central Dublin offices, a first look at a newly-published register (...)