Property Clinic: Is rental income tax really 20%?
Is the new BCAR system simply 'self-certification' by another name?
It is best to obtain planning permission for alterations whether or not they may be exempt
Property clinic: Our landlady permitted us to keep cats – must we replace chairs they scratched?
Property Clinic: Your questions answered
Property Clinic: Planning permission says little about this issue other than developer must comply with local authority’s requirements
I want to eliminate dampness and condensation without losing house’s ornate features
Identify the issue properly rather than treating problem on a trial-and-error basis
In Dublin City Council’s jurisdiction, if the proposed window is to the rear, it is exempt
Property Clinic: Reader’s new apartment has structural issues - who pays?
Property Clinic: US reader wants land, and a caravan to put in storage until she visits
Property Clinic: There’s asbestos in my house. Can I dig a trench and bury it?
Property Clinic: My landlord of six years has given me three months’ notice to leave
Property Clinic: The exact position of boundaries can vary considerably
When I sell, what is the correct procedure to ensure an accurate boundary?
Property clinic: Costs may be regarded as enhancement expenditure allowable for CGT
The deeds have not been updated since my great-grandmother’s death
I do not have receipts for this work as it was done more than seven years ago
Property Clinic: Two early hurdles you must cross are showing a ‘local’ and a ‘housing’ need
We understand there are two options: interior dry-lining and exterior insulation
I am in the process of getting the contract for a second-hand house
Property Clinic: Your queries answered
For CAT purposes a gift from your brother falls under the Group B threshold which currently stands at €32,500
Property Clinic: Your property queries answered
Landlord is obliged to return a full deposit if there’s proof of communication
All residents in a development are subject to house rules and short-term lets are often associated with noise, parties and lack of concern for neighbours
Sale of the property will attract capital gains tax, which is 33%
Property Clinic: Should the management company cover the clean-up costs?
Improvement of thermal performance needs to be looked at holistically or there can be unwanted side effects
You can not cut them if they are the subject matter of a tree preservation order
Property Clinic: You and other members are entitled to make suggestions to the board and the managing agent as to how processes should be improved
Many people convert attics believing it has no planning implications but that’s not the case
A reader had ongoing problems with an invasive security light so a Leitrim reader kindly tested his own blackout blinds for him
What are my options? How do I get the property out of a company structure?
Property Clinic: Problem’s distance from your house will determine level of risk
Property Clinic: your queries answered
Property Clinic: Your property questions and queries answered
Is it possible to minimise the tax bill on rental income?
A property owner feels they have no choice but to take legal route to get issues resolved
Property Clinic: One option would be to see if the neighbour would engage with you through a third party
We are worried about the implications for our privacy and our children’s safety
Unlike some jurisdictions, our system for agreeing and adhering to closing date deadlines is ad-hoc
This is becoming a nuisance to us, particularly as our sleep is being interrupted
Property Clinic: Your questions and queries answered
Insurers will not offer any clarification as to what specifications may be acceptable
I want to cover the manhole to add an extension to the flat at the side of my house
Revenue can look to commercial reality of any transaction and apply legislation to case
Your property queries answered
What to look out for when looking at a new neighbourhood
Your property query answered
Most developments by a local authority are subject to a public consultation process
The owner is buying another house and is experiencing delays. What can I do?
The wall that was built has severely damaged the roots of a tree on my side
What are our options legally? Is there a prospect of reclaiming the land?
With a little effort it can be more than just an extra space for the stuff you don’t really want
There is a direct fee for the appeal which must be made out to An Bord Pleanála
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